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Cleaning Automotive Oil and Grease Stains Off Carpet

My DH manages a chain of automotive repair and tire sales shops. Sometimes I help out by cleaning the shop so he can get home to the family a little earlier. I am baffled as to how to remove stains from the carpet in the customer lounge. It must be automotive grease or oil.


I've used my home Bissel Giant Green Steam Clean Machine with the manufacturer's reccomended cleaning products. I am getting a lot of soil out of the carpet (I presume, b/c the color of the "dump" water is similar to black coffee); yet the stain remains. Any suggestions as to what to try?

Thank you.


Cleaning Automotive Oil and Grease Stains Off Carpet

I made the mistake in bringing my bicycle inside to oil the chain and grease the gears. I put newspaper under the bike thinking i was safe but as soon as i took the pedals to spin the chain the oil went everywhere nice black oil spots on my living room carpet... broke out the carpet cleaner with little results. So I then got out the dish soap and squirted it on the spots and gave a gentle rub. I let the soap sit on there for a little while and then took the carpet cleaner to the spots again and they disappeared. (06/03/2005)


By witchdancer4

Cleaning Automotive Oil and Grease Stains Off Carpet

I have used Resolve Carpet Cleaner to get road tar off my carpet in the car. Works very well. Perhaps that would work for oil or grease. (06/03/2005)

By grammy24

Cleaning Automotive Oil and Grease Stains Off Carpet

I found a carpet/upholstery cleaner at a auto dealership, but it's no doubt other places too, called Capture. I keep one at all times. It's a dry powder, sprinkle it on the oily spot, let sit a bit and vac up. It works great. (06/03/2005)

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