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    Default Not the oil question you’d expect

    Right so first off I know I’m a muppet for doing this but I topped my oil up and put the can in the boot, evidently I didn’t close the lid on it well enough and now the boot panel is soaked in oil pretty much, anything I put in there gets greasy and oily, what’s the best remedy to get this oil out the boot carpet or am I going to need a new one? It doesn’t smell of anything just greasy to touch🤦🏼*♂️ thanks in advance!


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    Try a highish concentration of all purpose cleaner. Try giving it several sprays and use an upholstery brush. Then blot it with a decent microfiber to dry it.

    Apc is a degreaser so in a high enough concentration it should break the oil down.

    Failing that a solvent like tar remover will work, but that's a bit more aggressive than I'd suggest going on the carpet fibres.

    Had a similar lapse last week when I Brought my new oil home to change. Leaked from the top and id put it down on its side in the passenger footwell. Luckily I have rubber floor mats so it was a breeze.
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    Would washing up liquid also work?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolStory View Post
    Would washing up liquid also work?


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    Yeah it won't be as potent as a proper apc at high concentration but if it's all you have.
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    Okay perfect, thanks guys!

    Any particular brand you guys would suggest?


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    There's lots of top brands.

    Meguiars detailer all purpose cleaner and bilt hamber surfex hd are my favourites.
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    I had this issue with a previous car I had bought opened up the boot took all the doormats out that someone had put in there to find my boot carpet was oily and greasy I tried everything from brake cleaner to fairy liquid and nothing got it out properly even the jet wash wouldn’t budge it even though I didn’t exactly expect it to but in the end I had to get rid of it and replace with new nothing I used for it out brake cleaner worked the best out of them all but it gives you a headache after a while from the smell and it only takes the top layer off and still leaves it soaked and penetrated into the actual fibres


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    Could try a degreasing hand cleaner or fluid and scrub gently with a soft brush before rinsing thoroughly. I would test a small area first to ensure it doesn't react with anything or leave a strong smell.

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    In reality replace it. Even a carpet cut off made to fit would be better. Otherwise it will linger and you'll never be satisfied
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    If you can remove the fabric panel and if washing up liquid alone doesn't work, submerge it in water and weight it down- the lesser density of the oil means it should try to float up (slowly). Add washing powder. See how she goes.

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