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Old 04-16-2012, 12:12 PM   #1
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bed cleaning question

I recently bought an engine and hauled it home. All the fluids leaked into the bed of the truck. It has a plastic bed liner.
What options do I have for cleaning it? Soap and water are just going to make it more slick. It has been raining hard here, so it is already mixed with water.

Thoughts, ideas, suggestions?
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:48 PM   #2
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Kitty litter or absorb all to soak up the fluids. Then you can sweep it out and into a trash bag to dispose off. I use to clean my bed with a cheap sponge based mop and soap and water. Then I would hose out the bed and let it dry.

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I wondered about throwing a bunch of kitty litter down - i'll try that first
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yep. kitty litter ftw.
I personally like simple green for fluid removal from my bed (that just dont sound right)
I spray the simple green in there and let it soak for a bit, then I get the ole sponge mop out and scrub the bed. rinse it out then do it all a 2nd time.
let it air dry and then test it out and see if it meets your expectations
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yep. kitty litter ftw.
I personally like simple green for fluid removal from my bed (that just dont sound right)
I spray the simple green in there and let it soak for a bit, then I get the ole sponge mop out and scrub the bed. rinse it out then do it all a 2nd time.
let it air dry and then test it out and see if it meets your expectations
That whole paragraph just made me laugh out loud. Thanks!
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yep. kitty litter ftw.
I personally like simple green for fluid removal from my bed (that just dont sound right)
I spray the simple green in there and let it soak for a bit, then I get the ole sponge mop out and scrub the bed. rinse it out then do it all a 2nd time.
let it air dry and then test it out and see if it meets your expectations
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lol, double checking what I write..

If you just want to be done with it, get some engine degreaser, scrub, then rinse. Go back over the whole liner w/ wheel/tire cleaner and a soft bristle brush. I do the same to clean my truck out after hauling a jimmy/blazer engine home. Also wheel/tire cleaner and soft bristle brush works great on wheels, wheel wells, and engine compartment too.
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Whats wrong with some cheap dish soap and the pressure washer at the local coin wash?
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