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Old 02-23-2009, 02:32 PM
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How do I get additive out of my carpet???

Hope this is the best forum for this...

Last night I broke a jug of optilube (diesel fuel additive) and some leaked out on the rear floorboard. It was in a bag, so not too much, but enough for the fumes to REALLY bother me on my drive home.

I can't see a real stain on my tan carpet, believe it or not, but man I'd love to scrub it out somehow. What degreaser can I spray on without bleaching or staining my carpet.

And yes, I'm finally going to buy that toolbox now...
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The truck i just bought had this happen years ago. What happened is someone went on a call and forgot to fully tighten the cap on some diesel 911. It spilled on the rubber mat, and soaked down by the kick panel.

We named the truck STINKY for many years.

After a hot summer and everyone getting sick to their stomach, we ended up buying new rubber mat and insulation. It soaked into the insulation under the mat, probably yours has done the same if enough has come out of the bottle.

I guarantee if the smell is bad now, wait till you hit it with summer heat.

Good luck!

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Old 02-23-2009, 05:14 PM
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I would use some resolve carpet cleaner..woolite carpet cleaner.Might be a little easier on your carpet than a degreaser.
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Dude, that sucks!
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One word comes to mind. ZEP
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i would say to find a stanley steamer truck out somewhere and give him a $20 real quick to hit that spot
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Red Bottle?

Optilube sent me some, defective, red bottles with their product. These bottles melt when in contact with their additive

I called them when it happened to me and they were very nice about it and sent me some replacement product but had no better bottles . They suggested that I used some Citrus Hand Cleaner to remove it and help with the smell.

They also said they would send me more bottles when they resolved the issue, but never did (that was like 8mons ago...)

I like their product, just Not their container
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:05 AM
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Thanks guys. Nope, it was the gallon-size white bottle with a screw-in pump top. I had it sitting in the back floorboard, opened the rear 1/2 door on my SC to grab something out, and knocked the bottle on the ground, popping the top off. It wouldn't have been a problem, but I had it in a plastic bag and thought I was OK so I stuck it back inside next to the door, and a little seeped out of the bag when I put it back in the truck. I looked in the door channel under the plastic plate, and that was dry, so can't be that much in the carpet.
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