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    Removing sand from carpets

    I heard some guys talk about using a sander to vibrate sand out of carpets so I thought I would give it a shot. WOW. The mat shown was vacuumed and blown out with a tornador, it still had a small beach coming out of it. Great for inside the car too.
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    Re: Removing sand from carpets

    LOL! Took our van to Jacksonville for 6 days last year both before and after our trip to Disney. Wonder if there's still sand in it? Will try for giggles

    Thanks for posting this!
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    Re: Removing sand from carpets

    I wonder how it would do with the matt draped over a dish rack turned upside down and run sander on the back side. Will know shortly, lol. I have run into several carpets that just keep making sand.

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    Re: Removing sand from carpets

    Thats crazier than a wooden leg with a real foot! Lol.

    Look how the sand just dances out of the carpet.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Removing sand from carpets

    Thanks for the tip and video. I will give this a try.

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    Re: Removing sand from carpets

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    I wonder how it would do with the matt draped over a dish rack turned upside down and run sander on the back side. Will know shortly, lol. I have run into several carpets that just keep making sand.
    Combined with sweatthedetails idea this is pure genius. Would lightly misting the carpet with water help after doing a few application of "the shakes"? This could be a never ending process and at some point you just have to say good enough.

    Awesome tip!

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    Re: Removing sand from carpets

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike@DedicatedPerfection View Post
    Thats crazier than a wooden leg with a real foot! Lol.

    Look how the sand just dances out of the carpet.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Amazing how the sand dancing around is so visible on camera. Before watching the video, I was expecting some super slow motion close up video.

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    Re: Removing sand from carpets

    Quote Originally Posted by lifeatredline View Post
    I wonder how it would do with the matt draped over a dish rack turned upside down and run sander on the back side. Will know shortly, lol. I have run into several carpets that just keep making sand.

    Let us know how this works out!


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    Re: Removing sand from carpets

    Pretty cool. Thanks for posting!!
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    Re: Removing sand from carpets

    I have been doing this for a while now. Also in FL. Yes the sand is that bad. I noticed that sand was jumping/levitating in my son's truck when his subwwofers were on. I put in some ear plugs, cranked up the bass and vacuumed with the radio going. Amazing results so I started using a sander. After seeing this I'm going to HF to get a cheap one and put my good sander back on the shelf. When doing the carpet inside the car I just hold the vacuum nozzle next to the sander to keep the sand from blowing around.

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