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How to Remove Pineapple Juice From the Carpet in a Car

Updated February 21, 2017

Spilling pineapple juice can make your car's carpet sticky and smelly. The stain will also attract dirt, debris and bacteria. Clean the stain as soon as possible to prevent it from permanently settling into your car's carpet. You can purchase professional stain removers or you can use a simple home remedy with household materials.

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  1. Soak up as much of the pineapple juice as possible with paper towels.

  2. Mix 2 cups cold water with 1/2 teaspoon liquid dish detergent. Do not use washing powder as it contains fragrances that leave a residue on carpets. Do not use dishwasher machine detergent as it contains harsh chemicals that can damage your car's carpet.

  3. Blot the solution onto the stain with a clean cloth. Do not rub the stain as you may work it further into the fibres or spread the stain's borders.

  4. Repeat the process until the stain is completely gone.

  5. Mix 1 tablespoon ammonia with 1 cup of cold water if the stain is still visible.

  6. Blot the solution into the stain until it is gone.

  7. Mist the area with clear water to rinse away the cleaning solutions. Do not soak the carpet as this could drive the solutions further into the fibres or break down the carpet backing.

  8. Soak up as much of the water and solution as possible with paper towels.

  9. Repeat Steps 7 and 8 until the carpet is completely rinsed and dry.

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Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels
  • Liquid dishwashing detergent
  • Water
  • Ammonia
  • Cloths
  • Spray bottle

About the Author

Kaye Wagner

Kaye Wagner has been working in the fields of journalism and public relations since 2006 and is a recipient of a National Hearst Award. She is particularly interested in home-and-garden projects, as well as beauty and fashion writing. An avid traveler, she also writes travel reviews and guides. Wagner earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Brigham Young University.

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