Ok so my sister came into town and took my car out with my niece and
nephew and well they both had slurpees (YES CHERRY!!) well I guess my
niece had a fit and threw the slurpee all over my new car. Well my
sister cleaned most of it up but the red stains still remain on the
I tried Prestone carpet remover, tide, regular shampoo, that crappy
scunci steamer (which dont get on how badly that thing sucks), warm
water, but nothing is getting to it. I went out and bought a new carpet
cleaner, but I think its morely for home carpets and the brushes don't
reach too good on the hard to get areas.
Now can anyone tell me what else to do!! Please don't tell me I am out
"Hot water"? Hmm. Isn't that foam oxygen being driven out by the heat?
If so, isn't that the same oxygen needed to oxidize the stain. In
treating this stain, what would be the role of the heat?
Attention: O.P. Red dye #X is a pain in the neck for carpet cleaners.
Fortunately there are several professional products designed
specifically to unlock the bond red dyes form. Your local auto detailers
might even sell a bit to you. Custodial supply houses typically have
such products. Of course, this is just in cases the OxyClean doesn't
:-) Cherry--yum yum!
Experience is something you don't get--until just after you need it.
On Sun, 23 Jul 2006 08:29:06 -0400, Michael A. Ball
Exactly, that's why immediate use is recommended. The heated water is
needed to dissolve the OxiClean, release the oxygen, and react with
the stain. Cold water won't work as well because it will hold the
oxygen. My second idea is to use a color-safe bleach such as Clorox
II. With either method there is a risk of removing the carpet dye.
Sunlight is good at bleaching out color, especially red.
Using oxiclean and chlorine bleach in the same water will produce lots
of oxygen bubbles, but those bubbles won't bleach. Hot water seems to
release the peroxide in the oxiclean, and the peroxide bleaches. A warm
iron can heat carpet to help oxiclean work faster.
Rubbing alcohol can help remove red food coloring, at least when the
spill is fresh.
i did some research and found that everyone recommends this stuff....
red dye is particularly NASTY and using any of the DIY suggestions (Goop
included)... you run the risk of damaging the dye just enough to set it
you need something SERIOUS for a serious stain.
i also suggest... that you never left your sister drive your car again.
actually, make her drive it to a PRO and have her pay for it?
why... would you give a fit-prone kid a frozen disaster. they ARE
tasty.. i mean, i GET that.
i'd go red relief or pro.
get some Goop, though. ;)
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