How do I remove a black coffee stain?

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I accidentally spilled an xl black coffee on the rug on the passengers side of my car. I tried vinegar and water, baking soda & dish detergent, even carpet shampoo but the stain is still visible. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. This happened 3 days ago.

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  • M. M.. M. M.. on Feb 19, 2018
    Some car washes will do your rugs while your car is going through. They use a high pressure sprayer,scrub brush and detergent, then rinse. Seems you could try this at home with a hose. If it's just the rug, have you thought about replacing it? Or perhaps replacing it with a rubber mat that can contain spills and be hosed off?
    • Norma Norma on Feb 19, 2018
      Reply to M. M.....Thankyou for your suggestion. There was a rubber mat on top on top of the carpeting but but it leaked off the mat.
  • 153091 153091 on Feb 19, 2018
    Not knowing the color of your car rug...I have taken a bleach/water mixture and with a small brush, dabbed the area of the stain. Once it dried..it was a lot easier to color the white area back to same rug color then it was trying to get a dark stain out.
  • Mary Smith Mary Smith on Feb 19, 2018
    Mix hydrogen peroxide with some blue Dawn dish soap. Spray the stain with this and let it set for about thirty minutes. Scrub with a brush and use a cloth and cool water to rinse. You may have to repeat, put this should remove the stain.
    • Norma Norma on Feb 19, 2018
      Mary: How much hydrogen peroxide and dawn dish soap should I use, and do I dilute this with water. Thankyou I want to try this suggestion.
  • Deb K Deb K on Feb 19, 2018
    Club soda may "push" the coffee to the surface. And I found this one
    Blot up as much of the coffee as you can. Then, mix one tablespoon of liquid dish soap, one tablespoon of white vinegar and two cups of warm water. Using aclean, white cloth, sponge the stain with the mixture. Apply a little bit at a time, blotting frequently with a dry cloth until the stain disappears.Nov 7, 2017
  • Sus16179809 Sus16179809 on Feb 19, 2018
    Spray with carpet shampoo then soak up with clean dry terry cloth rags.
  • Rick Rick on Feb 20, 2018
    Deb is right, Blue dawn is a miracle in a bottle. That's how they wash birds and other mammals that get caught in oil spills and it is totally safe.
  • NC Landlady NC Landlady on Feb 20, 2018
    If you want to completely remove that stain, use Dow Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner. It works every time. Spray to cover area, blot with wet rag, repeat a few times and you will love the results.
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