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Old 7th September 2012, 17:55   #16
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My santro is alomost 9 years old. Now water is coming inside (front passenger side). What could be the reason and therefore, it started smelling. Also, i wanted to do a thorough cleaning. Who does this kind of carpet and inside DIY cleaning in Mumbai. Help please.
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Water entering could be due to a damaged door beading / gasket on the bottom part of the door OR the drain plugs on the floor of the car. These plastic / rubber parts deteriorate with age and may break or tear. The drain plugs are the more likely cause.

The carpet may seem dry on top, but water will remain in the grooves and ridges on the metal floor causing bacterial buildup on the carpet and hence the smell.

The drain plugs are found on the floor, under the carpet. Get the service center to check the drain plugs and get them replaced if needed.

And as for 'who does DIY cleaning', the answer is you. DIY=Do It Yourself right?
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Images of

1. Car with front seats removed. If you notice the floor, you can see the place where the seat is held to the floor by nuts.

2. Nut placement for back seat.

3. How the seat covers were held in place.

4. Car with all seats gone. The carpet has been vacuumed, but I would subsequently go on to use brush.
Hi,

I always had one doubt.

Some people say that when you wash the car carpet it simply means that its dirt has been rearranged within the carpet.

That is so because the dirty water can not be squeezed or wrung out from a fixed carpet.

I was pleasantly surprised to see your photos in which the carpet appeared reasonably clean.

Any suggestions?
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Nice DIY.

Anyone have tips for cleaning the ceiling trim?

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And as for 'who does DIY cleaning', the answer is you. DIY=Do It Yourself right?[/quote]

The bottom of the door has a hole due to rust, may be that is the cause.

Thanks for full form, i did not know the meaning. Thanks.
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Guys, couldn't find any specific thread but needed to know :

My clients toddler had a small incident in school & got a few blood stains on his white clothes.

He's going to try WD40, but I've tried that a while back for my white shirt & it didn't completely remove the stain.

White Vinegar worked wonders at another instance, but that time the stain & was fresh. Although then I guess regular use of strong washing powders made the cloth feel old.

Many people use a white towel on their seats. Would they have any idea what's a good way to clean a dried blood stain ?

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My santro is alomost 9 years old. Now water is coming inside (front passenger side). What could be the reason and therefore, it started smelling. Also, i wanted to do a thorough cleaning. Who does this kind of carpet and inside DIY cleaning in Mumbai. Help please.
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Refer to this thread: Here (Water Seepage Issue).

Summed up by GTO as below:

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The most common causes of water seepage:

1. Windscreen sealing : Front & Rear.
2. Air-con piping, tray etc.
3. Clogged drain pipes (exterior). Due to leaves, dirt and so on.
4. Floor drain plugs.
5. Door beading, window seals etc.

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