How to Remove Salt Stains from Your Floor Mats

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Letting salt stains fester on your floor mats can cause long-term visual damage to your car’s interior. Don’t put off the scrubbing sessions until spring cleaning; remove salt stains today by following these simple steps:


Step one: Collect the following household supplies:

  • Bucket or spray bottle
  • A bottle of white vinegar
  • Hot water
  • Hard-bristle brush
  • Paper towels or vacuum cleaner (if desired)


Step two: Make a half-and-half solution of hot water and white vinegar in your bucket or spray bottle.


Step three: If you’re using a bucket, pour a small amount of the solution onto the salt-stained area of the mat. If you’re using a spray bottle, spray the affected area with the solution. Let the solution sit for one minute.


Step four: Scrub vigorously with a toothbrush, rag, or larger brush to remove the stain.


Step five: Use a towel to soak up the remaining solution, or use a vacuum to suction it up.


Step six: Allow floor mats to fully dry before placing them back in your vehicle.


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One comment

  1. I appreciate you sharing the steps on how to remove salt stains from your car’s floor mats. The materials you provided are very basic which any household should be able to have in their possession. I personally haven’t tried using this technique on my own floor mats. I will definitely try it out one of these days on my Corvette’s mats and see if it indeed works. Thanks for sharing this.

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