I know what you're thinking, 'who's getting salt stains on their Porsche's carpets?' You have to remember, not all our readers drive classic Porsches, or keep their cars off the road in the winter. In fact, as the Cayenne, Macan and Panamera models continue to grow in popularity and more and more people realize just how capable the 911 is in the winter, I expect this will become a more frequent problem. So, if you haven't taken the steps we've recommended to protect your Porsche's mats in the winter, this post is for you.
Step By Step Directions To Clean Winter Salt Stains From Your Porsche's Floor Mats
- Take mat our of car
- Vacuum the mat quickly to remove lose debris. Beat it or use a brush to loosen as much debris/salt as possible
- Create cleaning solution by mixing warm water with household white vinegar. Use a 50/50 ratio and add to empty/clean spray bottle.
- Spray solution onto stains
- Scrub and then blot the carpet to pick up dissolved salts and vinegar
- Use a Wet/Dry vac (not a house hold vacuum) to clean out remaining salts and leftover solution
- Give a spray with carpet cleaner (be sure to test an area if you haven't used the product before) and wipe dry with a clean towel
- Leave the mat out of the vehicle overnight and up to 48 hours to ensure all remaining vinegar smells have dissapated
Supplies You'll Need To Clean Salt From Your Porsche's Matt
Most of you will have everything you need to complete this project lying around the house. In the event something is called for you don't already have, here's a list with links to grab them quickly.