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#1 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 10:59 AM
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Carpet Removal - YAY..

Ok.. I got the driver's seat out w/o much difficulty although it may prove more challenging to get back in. I want to remove the carpet now and hoping the forum can give me tips. I remove the driver's side floor carpet and after I got it out, I found a 'U' shaped bracket. have no idea where it came from. I will try to take a picture. In order to remove the side and center console carpets, do I need to remove the door threshold and center console assembly?

My carpet is absolutely filthy.. can't wait to clean everything.


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The center console carpet panels pop out, no need to remove the console. Pop the door sills off and the wind lacing around the door up to above the carpet.The carpet tucks under the wind lacing.

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Folks have been jet washing their carpets. Might be worth giving that a go once its out.

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Great Ian.. perfect excuse to take to my wife "Babe, I need a pressure washer. It will save us a lot of $". I'll try it... either way, I'll take before and after shots/video.


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I recently replaced the rear carpet in my SEC. The piece I scored from the pull-a-part was kinda nasty. Looked like some jack-ass had just poured a full Coke on it on one side. I used a hot bucket of water with Tide in it. Scrubbed with a soft brush and rinsed. Looks like new. I'd be careful with that pressure washer.... my .02
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could not find the post you asked about, but here is what I found on the main forum:

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/deta...aint-code.html


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@p7fan, your method will be my first method at attempting to clean along with a mixture of steam cleaning. I hope I have the same results as you.

@281lxm I've messed with a link you provided and I'll figure out their website eventually on paint codes for mercedes.. thanks for sharing.


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Another cleaning tip would be keep the brush soft when scrubbing, or you'll lose the velvety pile effect.

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