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post #1 of Old 07-26-2009, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Driveway sealer on carpet

Fairly new tan berber carpet and I must have walked in some of the wet driveway sealer and tracked it on the carpet. Just a few spots but definitely not good. It is now dry and nothing will touch it.

The can of driveway sealer says it is "Coal Tar Emulsion". When it was fresh, it cleaned off my hands with water. After some of it dried on my arm, I was able to scrub it off with a fingernail brush, proving that skin is washable. (Either that or I scrubed a layer off)

I hate to cut fibers of carpet off though.

Any suggestions?
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post #2 of Old 07-26-2009, 05:09 PM
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For tar on clothes when I was younger my grandmother used to use lighter fluid. It will evaporate from the carpet.

Here comes the small print. WARNING: Some idiots will smoke while cleaning with lighter fluid. Don't be one of them or you may get a darwin award.
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