Thetford pink on carpet - help!

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  1. houdini

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    Unfortunately we have spilt some Thetford pink liquid on the carpet! Any hints for removing the horrible stains please, otherwise will have a go with Vanish and/or bit of bleach. Carpet colour is a light creamy beige. :eek: :crying1:
     
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    I would start with plenty water.. Either using a carpet shampoo machine with just water in it or by repeatedly sponging and rinsing the sponge out thoroughly.

    If that doesn't work someone with more experience is bound to be along by the time you finish with another idea.
     
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    lemon juice, do not use bleach
     
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    I heard that white wine will help take a red wine stain come out, might work with pink fluid, I suppose it's the alcohol that does it. Perhaps worth a try.:(
     
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    Old wives tale.

    Tried it on a white/cream settee cushion and turned it pink.
     
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    A phonecall to thetfords customer services could come up trumps.
    they developed the stuff and know whats in it.
     
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    I use asda's floor wipes, £1.25 for a pack of 15. Don't know if this will work on 'pink' but it does work on minor oil stains, and leaves a nice lemon smell afterwards. Just get a wipe and work it into the stain, a bit of elbow grease is needed!
     
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    They are advertising a new Vanish this week on TV, the standard one pretty good as it is......
     
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    Total waste.... :( :)
     
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    Thank you so much everyone for your suggestions. Not looking too good so far. Thought about taking out the carpets when we bought the MH but live in a small cottage so nowhere to store them. Ho hum. Today's task is..... Fingers crossed!
     
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    Good luck. I did remove most of my carpets when I got my van (new in 2013) mainly because of muddy dogs!!! Mine is stored under my bed at home as prefer to use machine washable mats. Hope you get a result.
     
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    I thought you were gonna suggest pouring Thetford Blue on it for one moment then :LOL:
     
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    Carpet Magic/Master. Can get it from Ideal World. Haven't found a stain yet it didn't get out (mind you we don't use quite such exotic fluids as some on here....)

    Always carry a small bottle in van.

    DON'T USE BLEACH.
     
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    Thanks TerryL, might try some of that.
    As Wildman suggested I tried lemon juice and this got quite a bit out from the main carpet but the pink is now entrenched in the whipping and won't budge (even with bleach, oops..... :Eeek: ) obviously not worried about the colour coming out, what is the reason for not using bleach?
     
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    Bleach could stain even white carpets.

    I'm not familiar with how the carpets are fitted but if taking them out is an option could you take them out and get the hose and a stiff brush on them?
     
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    @mjltigger - thanks for suggestion. We have had the carpet out and given it a test area scrub but as its a sort of berber didn't like to get it too wet or scrub too hard. That Thetford stuff is certainly a bright pink!

    Thank you everyone :love:
     
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    having used the lemon juice and whilst still wet place newspaper on top with a weight and let it draw the damp/stain out of the carpet
     
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    Don't throw them away if you can't get the stain out, before using them as a template on a new piece of carpet (cheap off cut?), edges will need overlocking but a friend used a roll of coloured duc tape very successfully.
     
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    Or you could go funky and throw loads of thetford pink all over them and have a barbie pink carpet!?
     
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    Don't think that didn't go through my mind........!!
     
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