Oil on carpet

Hi,
Last week I had all my carpets professionally cleaned and they looked a lot better.
This week I walked right through the house before realising that I had trodden in some oil. I've now got a spotty carpet.
I tried sponging it with washing up liquid and that got a lot of it out. Any idea what I can use to get the rest of it out?
Thanks in advance.
Derek
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You could keep applying rubbing alcohol and blotting. Don't let it soak down to the backing.
You could keep applying "dishwater" and blotting. By "dishwater" I mean 1/4 tsp of liquid detergent such as Dawn or Joy in a quart of water.
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wrote:

meths, this was discussed just over a year ok and you made a note to remember! A few weeks back I saw bottles of it for sale with 'no rubbing' on the label but can't think where.
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"Rubbing alcohol" is an ambiguous term. Some rubbing alcohol is denatured ethanol. Most is isopropanol with 30% water. http://www.inchem.org/documents/pims/chemical/pim290.htm
I was all wet in recommending dishwater. That's what Diddy meant by "washing up liquid". It wasn't my fault. If certain people (and I'm not naming names because I hate to stir up international discord) would learn to speak English, wouldn't we all get along better?
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wrote:

So which type of 'rubbing alcohol' were you recommending? ( In English please)
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I changed my mind. White spirits.
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Is that your final answer or would you like to 'phone-a-friend' ?
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I don't think Lloyd has my number.
When my motorcycle would drip oil on the carpet, I'd throw on a bucket of soapy water, ride back and forth over the spots, spread hay, ride around on the hay to soak up the water, and rake up the hay. That's the best method for perfectionists like me, but Lloyd's sounds easier.
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scribbled in red crayon:

Did it get the oil out? :o)
~Piper~ Life is simpler when you plow around the stumps.
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That's good at least now he's in with a chance of winning.

Whenever you did your 'carpet cleaning' did you find that one little hay stalk would always end up in your mouth? :)
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try wd 40

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