How to Clean Car Mats With Bad Stains – Cleaning car mats can be a daunting task, especially when they have bad stains. But fear not, my fellow car owners, for I have discovered the ultimate solution to this problem. It involves a little bit of elbow grease, some household items, and a whole lot of determination. So, put on your cleaning gloves and let’s get to work! But be warned, this process may involve some hilarious mishaps and unexpected surprises. From accidentally spraying yourself with cleaning solution to getting tangled up in the mats, this cleaning adventure is sure to provide some laughs. So, buckle up and let’s dive into the world of cleaning car mats with bad stains.
How to Clean Car Mats With Bad Stains?
If your car floor mat has caught a tough stain of mud, food debris, or any other substance and you want to get rid of it, you need to follow the simple steps given below to give your car mats a cleaner look.
Step 1: Clean Dust and Dirt
First and foremost, you need to carefully remove the mats from the car and sweep them outside the vehicle to get rid of loose dirt, dust, and food debris.
It is an essential step before you jump on to removing the bad stains. As the mud or dirt has dried out, it allows you to easily remove a lot of dust by slapping, shaking, and whacking the mats against a hard surface floor.
Upon completion of this step, if still there is some dirt or stains left on the car floor mats, you need to move to the next level.
Step 2: Use Water to Loosen Stains
Now, you need to place your mat under the running tap water or try to blow the dirt stains with a hose at medium pressure. This will really help in getting rid of tough stains and dirt marks on the car floor mats.
HERE IS A TIP: Avoid using a high-pressure hose because it can damage your mats.
This step is useful to blow away all the dirt, debris, and mud marks from the mat. However, if there are still some tough stains left on the mat, you need to move on to the next step which involves scrubbing.
Step 3: Scrubbing with Detergent or Soap for Cars
If step 2 didn’t get the job done, and there are still some stains of unwanted substance left, don’t worry because, with this method, your car mats will look new.
In this step, you will need a few things:
- A car wash soap or detergent
- A wire brush
- Warm water
Now create a mixture of warm water and detergent and scrub it in a circular motion on the affected area of the mat. You will notice that after a few rubbings, the tough greasy stains will start to fade away.
After doing the scrubbing job, place the mat under the tap water or clean it with a spray of a hose. I am sure your mats will look like new after performing this step.
Step 4: Leave Mats to Dry
After washing, please don’t make the mistake of placing wet mats in the car because it can give birth to bad odor and mold spores. It is highly recommended to place car floor mats in the open air under the shaded area to let them dry.
Never place your mats under direct sunlight because it may lead to fading of colors or create cracks on the mats.
Below we are sharing a couple of videos that show how to remove stains from car mats:
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How to Clean Car Rubber Mats?
In conclusion, cleaning car mats with bad stains can be a daunting task, but with the right tools and a little bit of elbow grease, it can be done. Just remember to avoid using bleach or harsh chemicals, unless you want your car mats to look like they’ve been through a warzone. And if all else fails, just cover up the stains with a strategically placed air freshener or a cute car accessory. After all, who needs clean car mats when you have a fuzzy dice hanging from your rearview mirror? Happy cleaning, and may the stains be forever in your rearview mirror!