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10-05-2005, 09:10 AM
Sorry but this is probably very off-topic.
but you guys are my friends ..so I'm asking here.
One of my rooms in my house had a pile of stuff stored in it for a very long time.
the carpet pile is cruished in areas that the stuff was stored on.
How do I get it to go back to normal?.
all the best....mark

10-05-2005, 09:20 AM

Using a good hot water extraction carpet cleaning machine will help to fluff up the fibers. Repeated vacuuming over time. It will come back over time but probably will never be 100%.

I had a water bed that I removed 6 months ago. I can still see the indentations although not nearly as pronounced now.


Mike Burdick
10-05-2005, 10:29 AM

Here's a suggestion I saw on the 'net:


10-05-2005, 10:47 AM
The ice cube idea sounds good... worth a try maybe.
wonder if I should add fabric conditioner too the water mix.
all the best....mark

10-05-2005, 04:11 PM
Buy another lathe or milling machine and put
it over the the spot , not only will the unsightly patch be unnoticable but machining will be that much more fun as you will not have to go down stairs.

Your Old Dog
10-05-2005, 04:18 PM
Last ditch effort:

make a square template that can be easily followed with a single edged razor blade and cut out the visible section and replace it with either the backup carpeting you have stoered in the closet or basement or else cut a plug from under a couch and replace it with that plug! That's how you repair stains that will not come out. Most carpet has enough nap that it blends in with a few swipes of the hand.

In place of the razor blade, you could take a short piece of 2" pipe sharpen it on the round with lathe then stone. You could then use it as a die to cut the perfect outlines. This would make it a machinist topic. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

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10-05-2005, 09:32 PM
This topic is GAY!

Don't you chaps have some hacksawing to do?

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10-05-2005, 10:04 PM
I have a very old home, and have restored it with a limited budget that I prefer to buy metal and save for machines with. This is a good topic for me. My wife is also not the best suzy home maker, so it falls to me.....

I tried the razor blade thing, but the carpet eventually came up with vaccuuming over time. Seems the borders of the cut tended to unravel from the backing. My experience was different though, my big old mangy carpet / furniture / siding / toy/ door/ shoe eating dog chewed a 1 ft by 1 foot hole in my carpet one winter afternoon, thus I had to save its life from the wife. She figured it out though - for the other drawback is that carpet does fade or pick up dirt permantly- even under things, so the color was slightly different. Dog survived, but it cost me a new carpet years later.

I have used fabric softener, and found it works a bit - especially in heavvy traffic areas. Use it in an extractor, very light adding to the mix.

Best thing, I found this rubber floor sweeper for the high traffic areas. Found it at a home show, you can probably find one. Run it over the area, it raises nap quite well for many a month until the carpet really needs the cleaning.

Used a brand new hard bristle floor broom before this, worked well, but also pulled some fibers.

OK, so seems "gay", but hey, when I finish a hard day in my very clean shop, I like to come home to a nice place and have pride there too.

Best of luck to you

Your Old Dog
10-05-2005, 10:39 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by hoffman:
This topic is GAY!

Don't you chaps have some hacksawing to do?

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What the hell you talking about! I just read here on one of the recent threads that real men wear pink! Some of us are sitting here in steel toed boots and oil stained jeans http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif I was toying with the idea of cleaning my finger nails before going off to bed. (hate getting swarf on the pillow and then in my ear)

10-05-2005, 11:05 PM
Click on the photo:

http://www.cleanreport.com/pics/v55118_.jpg (http://www.cleanreport.com/new_detail.cfm?item=55%2D118)

10-06-2005, 12:52 AM
I believe that the technical term for a crushed carpet spot is "furnident".