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Just hit them with Fantastic, a scrub brush and hose them off.

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Not sure why there is such an obsession with this topic - I have never used all weather mats in my decades of car ownership. When you take delivery of your new car, take the mats out on day one. Spray them liberally with ScotchGuard for carpets. Spray the floor carpets as well, especially the areas not covered by the mats. Let them dry, vacuum them, put them back in the car. Those carpeted mats will clean off with basic vacuuming and carpet cleaner for the typical life of the car.
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After a good half hour or more of playing with all of the clips, I realized the extra protection was not worth the hassle and I seriously did not like the look.

Also I regularly take the mats out of the car to dump out the salt and gravel that collect in the winter and that was completely not practical with the Tuxmat. Weathertech just works better for me.
Ah...I can dig that.

I have some full floor liners, the quilted style ones, and totally get the issue with pulling them out to clean. Mine are not clipped but stay in place fine without them, but even so, I'm a little reluctant to pull them as often as I might a standard mat. I vacuum and damp rag them in place. It's a bit more of a chore, but I did come to the conclusion that, for me, the extra coverage was worthwhile, because they really prevent salt water from getting anywhere on the carpet, which I'm sure you know can be a real PITA once it dries and crusts up.

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TuxMats in my QV. They look and fit excellent.

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$29.99 WeatherTech all-weather mats from Costco. Pre-cut and universal all-weather mats. After cutting them, they fit at almost perfection into my 2018 Giulia Q4. And for $30 they look and work great !!!!

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Just hit them with Fantastic, a scrub brush and hose them off.
Have you tried Simple Green?
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Not sure why there is such an obsession with this topic - I have never used all weather mats in my decades of car ownership. When you take delivery of your new car, take the mats out on day one. Spray them liberally with ScotchGuard for carpets. Spray the floor carpets as well, especially the areas not covered by the mats. Let them dry, vacuum them, put them back in the car. Those carpeted mats will clean off with basic vacuuming and carpet cleaner for the typical life of the car.
There does seem to be a unusual fascination (or obsession) with floor mats on GiuliaForums!

The Scotchguard thing is a neat tip, although it doesn't seem like one application would last the lifetime of the car.

Do they use salt in your area for snow melt? We use tons of it here in MI, and when that stuff crusts up on the carpets, it can be very hard to remove and will usually stain as well. I'd think maintenance of impermeable floor mats is much easier in the winter than carpets, but again, I've never used Scotchguard.

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Has anyone tried using vinegar to remove salt stains?
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Have you tried Simple Green?
Yes, and Purple Power. And chaadster is right about the new treatments. I guess I'm old school, but with the winters we have up here, a dedicated set of water tight and traction enhanced mats seem to be the most practical. I put my factory mats in the trunk on day one.

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Yes, and Purple Power. And chaadster is right about the new treatments. I guess I'm old school, but with the winters we have up here, a dedicated set of water tight and traction enhanced mats seem to be the most practical. I put my factory mats in the trunk on day one.
Up here in Michigan, my factory mats have never left (except for cleaning) the places they were when I took delivery of my Giulia.
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