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      05-30-2009, 12:43 AM   #1
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Soda in trunk

I still forget I live in the desert, and today it was close to or at 100 degrees, and I had not taken some soda cases out of my trunk! I just remembered and when I lifted one of them, the bottom of the cardboard fell out! One had burst in the box, and then as they fell to the ground more burst!!

It smelled a little musty when I opened the trunk, but when I look at the carpet it doesn't smell funny or look saturated or stained. I may have gotten lucky. Still, I wasn't sure if Febreze was the right product for the job, or something else? Oxy clean? Woolite?

Oh and if it makes a difference, it's that false door which comes out completely, so I took it out of the trunk until I know for sure if it's got soda in it.
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If you have a Bissell Little Green Clean machine, use that to go over the area, it will be quickly and obviously apparent if the soda is in the carpet since the fluid will get picked up and be soda colored. If you don't have one, mix up a solution of folex and water, or straight folex, spray the affected area per the instructions, then use a wet/dry vac to pull up any excess. If you don't have a vacuum, use white terry cloth towels to blot the stains up from the carpet.

Hopefully it was diet soda which doesn't have any sugar in it to stink and sticky up the carpet.
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Thanks for the tips, Low2000. oh and it was regular coke -- just my luck (the three cases of diet didn't go, just the sugary one )
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