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#1 2009-09-24 07:57:03

Snaab9-2
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How to Clean Cloth Seats?

I have tried hard over the past few years to keep them clean but they are stating to show some mild staining/dirt.  What is the best way to clean our seats?  I think most of the dirty is from putting my sons book bag on it - guess I need to put a towel down.

What has worked for you guys?


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#2 2009-09-24 08:07:36

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Re: How to Clean Cloth Seats?


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#3 2009-09-24 08:25:36

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Re: How to Clean Cloth Seats?

i used to use Tuff Stuff but switched to 303 Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner a while back.

cleans a little better, i've gotten stains out that the Tuff Stuff couldn't, and it smells a little better.  i was just impressed a lot with the aerospace protectant 303 offers so i picked it up as well.


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#4 2009-09-24 09:52:19

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Re: How to Clean Cloth Seats?

Mr Clean Stain Eraser.  Found out on my friend's Astro that it even removes bicycle chain grease COMPLETELY from cloth auto upholstery.  The scary part is it cleans so well that you have to do the ENTIRE section or it looks like you just cleaned a stain.  Best part, it doesn't even get things really wet.


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#5 2009-09-24 14:09:14

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Re: How to Clean Cloth Seats?

I usually use STP tuff stuff as well.  I think i will try both of these other products as they both sound as good or better than the Tuff Stuff that i think works rather well.


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#6 2009-09-24 15:03:44

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Re: How to Clean Cloth Seats?

Thanks for the info guys.

So you just spray these products on and the stains go away?  Where do they go?  biggrin 

Howdo you use these products?


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#7 2009-09-24 15:19:36

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Re: How to Clean Cloth Seats?

you spray them on, let it sit for a little,  then blot up with a towel.  or scrub if they're persistent.


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#8 2009-09-24 15:36:02

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Re: How to Clean Cloth Seats?

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#9 2009-09-24 15:49:33

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Re: How to Clean Cloth Seats?

detail guys at work said they use nothing but premixed degreaser for the whole interiors. always look amazing. still afraid to try it on my own though


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#10 2009-09-25 09:39:20

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Re: How to Clean Cloth Seats?

do you have a product name and mixture ratio?   arrow-up


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#11 2009-09-25 10:04:07

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Re: How to Clean Cloth Seats?

arrow-up

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/autogeek_2072_80162311

i used to use that too.  engine bay, carpets, trunk, seats, stuff was cool.  then i couldn't get it locally, and shipping the gallon sucked.  so i stuck with the 303 stuff, which is just much more convenient for me.


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#12 2009-09-25 10:14:47

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Re: How to Clean Cloth Seats?

I got mine steam cleaned at the local car wash.  $20 and the seats were spotless.  I assume that you could rent the equipment and solvent.

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#13 2009-09-25 19:58:00

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Re: How to Clean Cloth Seats?

Bissell's Little Grean Clean Machine with standard dilution of carpet cleaning solultion. i got grease from work gloves on passenger seat. sprayed, scubbed and vacuumed with same head and the next morning everything was clean and dry, no rings.


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#14 2009-09-25 21:19:55

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Re: How to Clean Cloth Seats?

my latest fav cleaner for grease and tough stains
oxy clean dilute 50/50   spray lightly and let it sit a minute
cheapest shaving cream - it will lift the stain and use a vacuum and its done

smells good too

may have a clean spot and may require cleaning of the remaining seat to blend


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#15 2009-09-26 09:12:40

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Re: How to Clean Cloth Seats?

jurni wrote:

I got mine steam cleaned at the local car wash.  $20 and the seats were spotless.  I assume that you could rent the equipment and solvent.

I must be getting old.  This right here appeals to me the most.  smile


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#16 2009-09-26 11:29:54

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Re: How to Clean Cloth Seats?

tekkheadd wrote:

I usually use STP tuff stuff as well.  I think i will try both of these other products as they both sound as good or better than the Tuff Stuff that i think works rather well.

I'm still a firm believer of this product. Started using it on the dash and door panels as well, leaves no residue nor any shiny, maintains that matte finish and cleans everything. And my seats look brand new every time, there hasn't been a spot that I wasn't able to clean with it. And cheap too, about $4 at your local Walmart.


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#17 2009-09-26 16:23:57

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Re: How to Clean Cloth Seats?

Thats for the help guys!


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#18 2009-09-27 15:09:23

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Re: How to Clean Cloth Seats?

eurospek wrote:

tekkheadd wrote:

I usually use STP tuff stuff as well.  I think i will try both of these other products as they both sound as good or better than the Tuff Stuff that i think works rather well.

I'm still a firm believer of this product. Started using it on the dash and door panels as well, leaves no residue nor any shiny, maintains that matte finish and cleans everything. And my seats look brand new every time, there hasn't been a spot that I wasn't able to clean with it. And cheap too, about $4 at your local Walmart.

don't shop at walmart. 

yeah i like the stuff and when the two cans that i have run out i think i'm going to try something else.


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#19 2009-09-27 15:49:46

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Re: How to Clean Cloth Seats?

Oxyclean pre treatment spray, work really well for me.


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#20 2018-11-16 07:38:55

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Re: How to Clean Cloth Seats?

Hello,

If your car seat is of clothing, the material then I have a very best and easy solution for you:

Use a baking soda solution.  Mix ΒΌ cup of baking soda with a cup of warm water, then use a light layer of the solution and a toothbrush to scrub away the stain.  If the stain is difficult, let the solution sit for around 30 minutes.

Hope it will work for you!

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#21 2018-11-16 11:51:40

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Re: How to Clean Cloth Seats?

saabturbo wrote:

Oxyclean pre treatment spray, work really well for me.

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#22 2018-11-16 11:57:48

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Re: How to Clean Cloth Seats?

ikbrown wrote:

saabturbo wrote:

Oxyclean pre treatment spray, work really well for me.

RIP Billy Mays. Gone but not forgotten amirite?

Who?  biggrin


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#23 2018-11-16 18:05:37

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Re: How to Clean Cloth Seats?

hE ROCKED.


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