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danh23
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Car mats

Post by danh23 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:59 pm

What would everyone use to clean rubber car mats with
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Re: Car mats

Post by DROGE » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:44 pm

Because rubber mats are more or less non-porous, just water and a mircofibre cloth (or brush) should suffice. The most important part will be the drying off (best done with a few microfibre cloths; changing to a new one, as each gets damp).

If you wash rubber mats but leave them to dry naturally, you'll often find that once dry, a lot of the dirt has magically reappeared!

Another option for rubber mats is a 'back to black' type spray. It can really restore them and make them look like new - but often adds an undesirable gloss effect. Use sparingly too as slippery mats can be dangerous when driving! :o :D
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Re: Car mats

Post by danh23 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:47 pm

Would an apc be good to use to clean the mats seeing as I'm only using the mats for winter and fabric mats for rest of the year
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Re: Car mats

Post by FiestaRed » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:55 am

Dan, do the rubber mats lock into the buttons on the floor the same as the carpets do?

Never thought of swapping to rubber mats for the winter but it does make a lot of sense.


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Re: Car mats

Post by Yozza » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:08 am

With the Rubber mats I have. All I use is an apc, old scrubbing brush and a microfiber to dry them off. They come up new every time.
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Re: Car mats

Post by danh23 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:49 am

FiestaRed wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:55 am
Dan, do the rubber mats lock into the buttons on the floor the same as the carpets do?

Never thought of swapping to rubber mats for the winter but it does make a lot of sense.
Yea they have the locator holes in the mats like the fabric mats have
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Re: Car mats

Post by FiestaRed » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:46 pm

Thanks for the help Dan.


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Re: Car mats

Post by danh23 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:28 pm

FiestaRed wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:46 pm
Thanks for the help Dan.
Got them off eBay for £29.99 there useful for this time of year saves the fabric mats getting ruined
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Re: Car mats

Post by faelauzma » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:36 am

I used Chemical Guys spray. It leaves a nice shine to the mat. It smells kinda good. Repaired and cleaned my floor liners after just one application. It also worked well for other areas inside my vehicle.
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