It is finished. It smells finished. It looks finished. After much soaking, scrubbing, and blotting this cat pee conquistador is victorious. The last step was to apply baking soda over the entire area, then a hydrogen peroxide + dishwashing soap mixture over the baking soda. I scrubbed the foaming concoction into the carpet with a brush, waited a few minutes as it soaked in, then blotted it up. I knew it was doing it’s job as the fluid in the towel began to come up clear, not yellow. Crossing my fingers, I left for a few hours ride, came home to the scent of NOTHING. When the carpet dried, the carpet was shampooed with cold water (hot water had been a bad thing earlier). The water in the machine’s waste tank wasn’t clear at first, but it wasn’t dark. No..more..cat..pee.
It’s a small victory, but the small ones still make me smile.