Stain on My Floor Mat

I have stain on the carpet floor mat in my 2006 SUV. It was caused by a small bottle of air freshener which leaked and left a red stain, I think it must have been a red dye used to color this liquid. Is there any way to remove this stain or should I just replace the mat for $110? Hoping there is a cheaper solution.

Sindi from Phoenix, AZ

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May 9, 20060 found this helpful

There are several products that are specific ly for red stains.

One is called Wineout and can be purchased in a Bed Bath and Beyond or Linens and Things store.

You may also want to check out Linda Cobbs web site for other ideas.

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May 9, 20060 found this helpful

I know of no product that will really remove the stain completely. Once you have either gotten the stain out or significantly redused the appearance, go out and buy a cheap set of vynl floor mats. You can usually get these at the Family Dollar store or Big Lots for less than $10 for a 4 piece set. Put them over the factory carpet mats. This will reduce the wear on your factory ones and protect them from further stains. I know, because I have done that in my Mercedes. Don't bother buying a new one as sure as you do you will have a "new" stain on that one to contend with! Hope this helps!!!

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May 10, 20060 found this helpful

Spot Shot can be bought at Wal-Mart. Comes in a spray can and I have never seen any stain it can't remove.

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May 10, 20060 found this helpful

Have you considered brushing the right color dye on top of the stain?

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May 10, 20060 found this helpful

I also vote for SPOT SHOT! I'd probably spray and blot the stain numerous times until it's gone.......then hose off the mat outdoors (or in your shower stall or bathtub.) I clean my beige carpet car mats by rolling them slightly and setting them in a tall bucket that has some Tide and lots of hot water. Rinse them VERY well and let drip/air dry outdoors.

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May 10, 20060 found this helpful

Even if you don't get stain all the way out or it looks

real bad, spending $110.00 sounds price-y and not

thrifty. I put clear mats over my car mats for new

minivan. I got these clear mats at wal mart and

were very inexpensive and having two doggies

on the road, knocking over sodas they have paid

for themselves within first week!

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May 11, 20060 found this helpful

Try replacing your mats with the rubber all-weather type available at most "big box" stores. They don't get stains and clean easily with a hose.

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January 8, 20070 found this helpful

just spray on some hairspray and let it soak in and then rub off with damp cloth.should work!

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