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Nacho Boat
06-14-2010, 08:34 AM
On last weekend's trip, a 32 oz bottle of mustard fell out of cabinet, and broke open on our carpeted floor (inside the cabin). :smt013 We immediately called a "professional" carpet cleaner who spent a hour trying to clean it, but explained that mustard has a lot of dye in it, so it will not come out of the carpet.

Has anyone had any luck in getting a lot of mustard out of their carpet?

If not, has anyone ever cut away a small section of their glued down carpet to fix a patch (about 6' x 6")? Should I try to replace the small section or rip it and try to replace it all?

Where is the best place to purchase this replacement carpet?

Anyone and all suggestions completed. My wife and I are now going to marriage counseling because she packed the mustard on the boat after I told here we didn't need to bring it.:smt021

skibum
06-14-2010, 08:48 AM
Try Oxy Clean. I've found that it will remove just about any organic stain. Mustard comes out of clothes just fine, so it should come out of the carpet as well.

Nacho Boat
06-14-2010, 09:14 PM
Try Oxy Clean. I've found that it will remove just about any organic stain. Mustard comes out of clothes just fine, so it should come out of the carpet as well.

Thanks...but that did not work.

I also tried white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide.

I am out of things to try, so now I am going to order a replacement piece of carpeting from Sea Ray.

Q -- Has anyone replaced a small patch of their interior carpeting (to fix a stain or hole)? Or do I need to try to replace a large section? Anyone try this?

Summer Fun II
06-14-2010, 09:20 PM
Take your pick from these. :thumbsup:

http://www.bing.com/search?q=remove+mustard+stain&form=MSNH14&qs=AS

VTSeaRay
06-14-2010, 10:12 PM
I've had good luck with just about every stain with "Spot Shot". I haven't tried it with mustard luckily, but most grease, wine, soda, beer, etc. comes out with it. It's been a godsend for me, with 3 sons in the house. I've tried resolve and a couple other things that are supposed to be good for getting things out of the carpet, nothing touches this stuff. (it does has a nasty odor that dissipates after it evaporates - it reminds me of dry cleaning fluids) Costco used to carry it, but I haven't found it there lately. Other major grocery store brands (and some hardware stores) in my area carry it. I'd grab a couple cans and try it out, can't hurt. -VtSeaRay

HUMPH
06-14-2010, 11:36 PM
http://www.nuteak.com/

Nacho Boat
06-15-2010, 08:24 AM
Take your pick from these. :thumbsup:

http://www.bing.com/search?q=remove+mustard+stain&form=MSNH14&qs=AS

Thanks! I litterally tried them all, and they all did nothing.

Mustard is mostly yellow dye and once it gets in the carpet, it ain't coming out.

I am going to cut out the stains and patch with replacement carpet.

The mustard stain is actually on three different surfaces. The bottom surface I was going to place Nuteek on, so that surface is not an issue. The "riser" or vertical piece looks like the piece will come out, so I can recarpet it. The top piece has about 6"x6" large stain, that I plan to cut out the piece of carpet and replace. (At least, that's the plan....).

fwebster
06-15-2010, 10:07 AM
You most likely are not going to be able to spot repair the carpet. Sea Ray glues the carpets in so thoroughly that it will be next to impossible locate a thread so you cut on the weave. If you don't cut on the grain, it will unravel and fuzz-up (if that is a word).

Given freight cost and Sea Ray + the dealer's mark-up to get a replacement from Sea Ray, you might be money ahead to get the best carpet installer in your location to replace the whole carpet. There is no magic to Sea Ray carpeting.........just pick something that either matches or you like better. I replaced the interior carpeting in our boat last year and ended up with a Mohawk carpet that looks a lot like late model SR carpet but is much denser goods.

You may also call the folks at Corinthian. They have a line of glue in carpets that is sold by the ft. or yard. With their June specials.......15% off, free freight, no tax........they might be hard to beat, given the quality of they product.

sbw1
06-15-2010, 10:18 AM
I wonder if your home owner insurance policy will cover the costs of the repair. Might be worth a call to your agent.

Nacho Boat
06-15-2010, 02:19 PM
You most likely are not going to be able to spot repair the carpet. Sea Ray glues the carpets in so thoroughly that it will be next to impossible locate a thread so you cut on the weave. If you don't cut on the grain, it will unravel and fuzz-up (if that is a word).

Given freight cost and Sea Ray + the dealer's mark-up to get a replacement from Sea Ray, you might be money ahead to get the best carpet installer in your location to replace the whole carpet. There is no magic to Sea Ray carpeting.........just pick something that either matches or you like better. I replaced the interior carpeting in our boat last year and ended up with a Mohawk carpet that looks a lot like late model SR carpet but is much denser goods.

You may also call the folks at Corinthian. They have a line of glue in carpets that is sold by the ft. or yard. With their June specials.......15% off, free freight, no tax........they might be hard to beat, given the quality of they product.

Frank - I hope you are wrong. I have already spent the $35 to order 1 SY of carpet. I am going to give it a try. I will fall back to your position if I fail. But at this point, I think it's worth a try to patch it.

douglee25
06-15-2010, 02:29 PM
Try Afta Cleaning Fluid.

http://www.amazon.com/Guardsman-afta-Cleaning-Fluid-4pack/dp/B0030UFO44

Doug

PMC
06-15-2010, 03:16 PM
If the next step is to replace the carpet, try something heavier like bleach. Start with a 50/50 mix, if that doesn't work, go 100%.

If nothing else, let us know if bleach ruins the carpet

1956olds
06-15-2010, 03:31 PM
well dont try bleach yet ,try fingernail polish remover.not joking ny new nautilus vinyl on my cocpit seating calls for it when soap and water dont work on a stain.or just mustard the whole thing if you can stand it.

keokie
06-15-2010, 07:19 PM
A 32 ounce bottle of mustard? That's a lot of mustard!

For that patch you are trying, Frank is correct about the ravelling issues. A good installer can overcome the challenge, however. Your best bet will be a commercial installer who is vary adept with glue down installations.

You may be able to find a commercial carpet inspector who may be able to correct with dyes. But this will be hard to do unless you know someone in the business. Most have a minumum of $150 or more for a trip charge.

I think, in the end, replacement will probably be the best solutiion.

If you replace, go with a relatively short pile, densely constructed 100% nylon product for the best performance going forward.

Nacho Boat
06-16-2010, 07:37 AM
A 32 ounce bottle of mustard? That's a lot of mustard!

For that patch you are trying, Frank is correct about the ravelling issues. A good installer can overcome the challenge, however. Your best bet will be a commercial installer who is vary adept with glue down installations.

You may be able to find a commercial carpet inspector who may be able to correct with dyes. But this will be hard to do unless you know someone in the business. Most have a minumum of $150 or more for a trip charge.

I think, in the end, replacement will probably be the best solutiion.

If you replace, go with a relatively short pile, densely constructed 100% nylon product for the best performance going forward.

Thanks. I got a tip from a local friend who thinks he can "dye" the stain. I am willing to try anything now.

It's amazing how this stupid stain is causing me so much grief!:smt021