Extreme Car Mat detailing secret revealed

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Extreme Car Mat detailing secret revealed

Post by Welly » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:36 am

Mummy always sed I was speshull

Look here what happens when you Shampoo Wet & Vac your Carpeted Mats on a Saturday Morning and leave to dry in the Sun.

The secret to the stripes is covered by the sensitive car forums informations act 2015 and as such must not be spoken about ever again.

When you've finished the wet Vacuuming and very little water is being lifted from the surface you need to go and get an old Credit Card (or Shell Members Card). Then and only then, and making sure none of your neighbours are watching, you take the card and using the short end you do apply pressure to the Car Mat and you do drag the card along to lift the fibres. Then you do drag the card the OTHER WAY and repeat until you have reached the other side of the mat. Stand back, light your pipe and admire your handy work.

Other stripe configurations are available on request.

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By the way, these mats were the ones I bought from Carmats4U 6 years ago :o
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Re: Extreme Car Mat detailing secret revealed

Post by steve_earwig » Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:30 am

Very nice. Does it work on rubber?
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Post by benczuk » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:27 am

Welly wrote:By the way, these mats were the ones I bought from Carmats4U 6 years ago :o
You must get tired of asking people to remove their shoes before they get in, do you provide slippers? :D
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Re: Extreme Car Mat detailing secret revealed

Post by Welly » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:43 am

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Re: Extreme Car Mat detailing secret revealed

Post by MixMan » Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:29 pm

It's great! :cheesy:

But I am struggling with smoking a pipe.......Can't see out of the windows with the interior fog.........
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Post by Doggy » Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:34 pm

MixMan wrote:It's great! :cheesy:

But I am struggling with smoking a pipe.......Can't see out of the windows with the interior fog.........
Welly wrote:Stand back, light your pipe and admire your handy work.
You're sitting down, aren't you?

Welly clearly said, 'stand back', which is only possible with your head out the sunroof. :roll:
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Re: Extreme Car Mat detailing secret revealed

Post by GingerMagic » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:01 pm

Looks nice Welly.

Is there another special secret that nobody ( and I mean NOBODY ) knows, apart from you of course, as I wish to have my stripes going from left to right.

Do I need to borrow your top-secret mefod to make my 6 year old but brand new mats stripey, then turn them sideways?

Do I need to have any kind of protection before tackling such extreme cleaning?

Lastly, I only have an Argos store card to create the stripes, will this be sufficient or do I need to be fleeced by Shell by being promised 'savings' on already overpriced fuel, to obtain the correct stripage equipment..

I don't like pipes, can I use Werthers Originals as my reward of choice?
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Re: Extreme Car Mat detailing secret revealed

Post by Welly » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:40 am

Ginger I tried the stripes the other way and my passengers complained of travel sickness so I personally cannot recommend straying from the accepted norm but it is possible to those wishing to risk it.

I would recommend using Knee Pads and cut level 3 Gloves as minimum PPE for the job. I was kneeling on my Patio, bent over the mats rubbing furiously at them with the head. I felt conscious of exposing my bottom crack to the lady at the bottom of my Garden so regularly hotched-up by jeans out of courtesy.

There has been problems using Argos Cards as the stripes don't come with an extended warranty due to wear and tear issues with the carpet manufacturers. Similarly you can't use your National Insurance card due to the European Working Time Directive.

I hope this helps*.
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Re: Extreme Car Mat detailing secret revealed

Post by MixMan » Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:28 pm

I am suspicious that the pics have been digitally doctored....... :mrgreen:
After a mere 67 hours on photoshop, mine looked exactly nothing like them...... :roll:
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