Jump to content


Photo

Cleaning carpet mats


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 Howslo

Howslo

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 13 posts
  • Name:Howard
  • Car :Tourer Ex 2.0i-vtec
  • LocationLeicester

Posted 04 April 2017 - 10:58 AM

My Tourer Exec has the ivory leather interior, complete with genuine Honda carpet style floor mats. They were when I bought the car it had been valeted to a high standard and was immacculate inside and out. Inevitably, after owning the car for 7 months the mats are getting rather grubby now. I'd like to acheive the level of cleanliness the car had when I bought it.

 

So, what is the best way to clean them? I'm guessing probably a good scrub with a light detergent and air dry outside on a fine day?

 

TIA.



#2 Goodluckmonkey

Goodluckmonkey

    Advanced Member

  • TA Friends
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,616 posts
  • Name:Matt
  • Car :CN2
  • LocationKent

Posted 04 April 2017 - 11:01 AM

I used to do my mats on the drive with an upright cleaner.
Even pulled the whole carpet out of an older car and did it with an upright, the neighbours thought I was bonkers.

Couldn't tell you the answer though, haven't cleaned the inside of mine in 18 months, I'm a total scumbag.
Gen 7 Pre-Facelift CDTI Tourer
Premier Tuning stage 2 map / EGR Delete
'09 N22A2 Civic motor / Accord 5 speed / Stock LUK Clutch and DMF
8.5x19 ET42 / 9.5x19 ET45 BBS LM fakes (225/35 and 245/35 Toyo's)
-35mm Apex Springs
Avg Consumption currently @ 44.5mpg

#3 smokingman

smokingman

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 134 posts
  • Name:John
  • Car :Accord Tourer 2008/9
  • LocationLincoln

Posted 05 April 2017 - 03:46 PM

My Accord interior is dark grey and I give them (mats) a quick wash with carpet cleaner the rinse in the shower, air dry in the conservatory for a day or two.



#4 simpo

simpo

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 66 posts
  • Name:Adam
  • Car :Honda accord
  • LocationSomerset

Posted 03 May 2017 - 03:27 PM

Steamer and micro fibre over the end works well

#5 Andyjdmteg

Andyjdmteg

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 590 posts
  • Name:Andy Collins
  • Car :Accord Type S
  • LocationHitchin

Posted 03 May 2017 - 07:04 PM

Depending on how bad the soiling is, I've been known on occasion to run them through the washing machine on the coldest setting and air dry. Obviously you'll need a large drum machine and can only do two at a time (one front - one rear for me)
Simpo's method is probably more mat friendly
I realise this sounds nuts but it's worked for me, plus they smell great.
Just don't let the missus catch you doing it.....

#6 Goodluckmonkey

Goodluckmonkey

    Advanced Member

  • TA Friends
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,616 posts
  • Name:Matt
  • Car :CN2
  • LocationKent

Posted 03 May 2017 - 07:32 PM

Bang them out on the drive, then throw them back in the footwell nowadays.

And that's as close as I get to cleaning the inside of the car - though I do have a microfiber in the door pocket as I clean the car when I'm stuck in traffic.

Edited by Goodluckmonkey, 03 May 2017 - 07:32 PM.

Gen 7 Pre-Facelift CDTI Tourer
Premier Tuning stage 2 map / EGR Delete
'09 N22A2 Civic motor / Accord 5 speed / Stock LUK Clutch and DMF
8.5x19 ET42 / 9.5x19 ET45 BBS LM fakes (225/35 and 245/35 Toyo's)
-35mm Apex Springs
Avg Consumption currently @ 44.5mpg

#7 jon.moreby

jon.moreby

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 13 posts
  • Name:jon moreby
  • Car :accord tourer 05
  • Locationchichester

Posted 08 October 2017 - 09:48 PM

If they are the black mats. Spray with spray paint. Valets tip!

#8 Accordee

Accordee

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 7 posts
  • Name:Johnny
  • Car :2000 Honda Accord
  • LocationTorquay

Posted 19 October 2017 - 02:52 AM

I use a microfiber cloth for cleaning the carpet mats too.