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 Post subject: anybody know how to clean seats?
Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:28 pm 
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hey guys, i have just baught an ef with a blown auto for 250 bucks, the new auto is going in tonight, but another thing i have noticed is the seats and upholstery are putrid.
like they are tinted brown.
the interior is (was) that blue luna mist colour scheme.
i think it has been a smokers car, because it stinks too.
anyway, just wondering a way to get the stains out because upholstery cleaner is not working at all.
cheers guys.
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 Post subject: Re: anybody know how to clean seats?
Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:32 pm 
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hey mate a bit of elbow grease and some OMO or something similar. I used a not to harsh scrubbing brush. They came up really well, but I got a steam clean after that and they looked brand new.

 

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 Post subject: Re: anybody know how to clean seats?
Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:43 pm 
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This may sound stupid, but it works, well. Get some degreaser, spray it on the seats (out of the car) and hit them with a pressure washer.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:08 pm 
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67RCE wrote:
This may sound stupid, but it works, well. Get some degreaser, spray it on the seats (out of the car) and hit them with a pressure washer.

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 Post subject: Re: anybody know how to clean seats?
Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:10 pm 
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or even use the high pressure dregreaser at your local car wash :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: anybody know how to clean seats?
Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:51 pm 
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oh really!
would it tear the fabric though?
might just do that, gahhhhhh they are going to take a long time to dry in this weather!
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 Post subject: Re: anybody know how to clean seats?
Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:04 pm 
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its not super high pressure lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: anybody know how to clean seats?
Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:39 pm 
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kelv_05ef_wagon wrote:
or even use the high pressure dregreaser at your local car wash :D


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oh really!
would it tear the fabric though?
might just do that, gahhhhhh they are going to take a long time to dry in this weather!

It will not tear the fabric. Sit them in the sun for a day and they should be almost dry, 2 and they will be.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:44 pm 
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If you can be bothered, you can remove the actual covers off the seat foam. Soak the covers in some detergent...Omo, morning fresh etc (obviously not bleech) and then attack with high pressure hose.

Or lots of elbow grease and start scrubbing.

I always thought the foam would soak the water up...so I'd pull the seat covers off.

 

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 Post subject: Re: anybody know how to clean seats?
Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:58 pm 
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phongus wrote:
I always thought the foam would soak the water up...so I'd pull the seat covers off.

yes, also.
ahhhh but i suppose if i do it on a warm day they should dry.
i wouldnt want to leave them wet for to long or else they would start to smell.
oh and my body does not produce elbow grease, so looks like its onward to car lovers
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 Post subject: Re: anybody know how to clean seats?
Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:40 pm 
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i have been using a citrus cleaner,it removes every thing.graffitti,paint,grease,etc woolies in a orange sprayer,about 14 bucks each--spray wait 2 min.wipe off,have to use a damp to wet after to remove all the dirt.cant keep the clean rags up to it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: anybody know how to clean seats?
Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:59 pm 
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citrus cleaner? hmmmm haha how did you get onto that?
i tried with some meguires upholstery cleaner and it was an epic fail.
anyone had ANY luck at all with the foam type cleaners?
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Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:06 pm 
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I use the Britex and the upholstry brush you hire from the supermarket.
Always works well for me.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:12 pm 
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+1 for the wet and dry cleaner from safeway

 

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 Post subject: Re: anybody know how to clean seats?
Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:30 pm 
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EVL098 wrote:
I use the Britex and the upholstry brush you hire from the supermarket.
Always works well for me.


hmmm whats britex man?
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