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My floormats are creased up and look horrible, I cannot figure out a way to straighten them. I also am in need of a good way to clean them. Please help.
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you can rent a rug doctor and clean them that way. As far as the creased look, maybe after you clean them, hang them up and let them air dry?
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maybe steaming them would help

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If you park your car in a garage, then get a couple pieces of cardboard and make a floormat sandwich. Then park on it for about a week. That should flatten them out.

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If you park your car in a garage, then get a couple pieces of cardboard and make a floormat sandwich. Then park on it for about a week. That should flatten them out.
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Actually not a bad idea at all.
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i think steaming them might be quicker and easier. i thought clothes are steamed to get the wrinkles out.

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Hi, mine were also very ugly when I bought the car. I removed them all and cleaned them in the bath! I used bleach (in water) and a big brush, then soap (for clothes). I rinced them and let them dry.

Now they look like new! Really...!

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If you think they can be ironed, you could lay a towel or something oveer them and then iron

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get yourself some industrial rubber, the thin stuff they sell in sheets at Lowes or Home Depot, comes in rolls. Clean your existing mats... discussed above. You can use contact cement or industrial adhesive and glue the mats to the rubber. Use a utillity knife to cut out the mats. Now your mats will be clean and will never crease up, bunch-up or move because they are backed up with a plyable and water resistant material. I did mine and they work great. Seeing as I don'tdrive my car in the winter up here in SALT-VILLE Montreal I don't use after market mats you can but at WalMart.

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all i have to say. is a trick i learned from shoving my shirts and stuff in a bag. when you take a shower put them up and the steam will unwrinkle them.

soo. steam them in your shower when your taking one.
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I just handwashed mine...soaked them and let them dry in the sun....no more wrinkles for mine...
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Originally posted by kestrel325is@Jun 17 2005, 12:33 PM
you can rent a rug doctor and clean them that way. As far as the creased look, maybe after you clean them, hang them up and let them air dry?
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This sounds like the best idea to me. Or buy new mats.

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