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    how can i bring my carpet back to life

    my carpet is clean and has no stains but it just doesn't seem to have any body like the entrance to a locker room to much foot traffic anyone have any ideas one guy told me to wire brush it i am a little hesitant on that

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    Mine is hit too. I don't think there is a fix for it. MOST carpet gets trampled within 3 years.
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    Pyro had a good idea. I tried yesterday, and it helped. Compressed air! It cleans and fluffed it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg88 View Post
    my carpet is clean and has no stains but it just doesn't seem to have any body like the entrance to a locker room to much foot traffic anyone have any ideas one guy told me to wire brush it i am a little hesitant on that
    The wire brush method works great as long as your carpert is not that thick. I used a sheading brush that you use on you dog to get the excess hair out. It worked great on my bass boat carpet, but thicker pile would not work as well.
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    Believe it or not, I have used a hair brush, that worked quite well. A wire brush is a little to rigid for me....Mike
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  6. Lots of compressed air,with a good nozzle,the best..

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    a good old fashion steam cleaning will do the best but after 3 years probably need to replace keeps carpet stores going we dont have bailout plan

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil blomquist View Post
    a good old fashion steam cleaning will do the best but after 3 years probably need to replace keeps carpet stores going we dont have bailout plan
    This is it! A good truckmount steam cleaning. A wire brush will split the fibers and it will flatten out even easier.

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    I think brushing would damage the carpet. you can do vacuuming. I would suggest you to consult with a expert.

    Carpet Cleaning Preston

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    Thanks Phil ... good suggestion!

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    air works for me but wear safty glasses with sides.That chit hurts.
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    my neighbor owns a carpet cleaning business, told me to use downy fabric softner. spray it on liberally with a garden sprayer, let it soak awhile, brush with a stiff dog brush, and wash it out. tried it and did great!

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    50/50 vinegar and water will soften it up. I wipe my gelcoat down with this solution each time I take it out of the water and periodically spray down the carpet.

  14. I would use a brush but not wire brush, seems overkill. A nylon brush of some sort, they are available from many car care products companies along with a carpet cleaner. I used Adam's carpet and upholstery cleaner on my car with their brush and it worked well. Will try it on the boat in the spring. A generic brush with strong bristles would work and some people even dilute vinegar as a cleaner.

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    I have used a pressure washer, just stay back and keep it fairly low as not to tear the carpet. I does revive it with some good carpet cleaner.

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