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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:32 pm 
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some of u might know that i bought an EL from an auction in vic and i took out all the seats from the car so i can wire my car up for my system........i finished the sound system and now cleaning the seats.

i never knew that it is such a hard job. i borrowed one of those carpet cleaners that have soapy water running through the nozzle and cleans and sucks as u go but that didnt get all of the dirt out. so i had to get a scrubber, a white towel and a bucket of soapy water to get the dirt out. took me 20 mins to get most of the dust deposit on one corner of the seats. thats damn hard labour and the water go all black. gotta change the water every time i do a corner.

if anyone knows how to clean the seats easier please tell me cause i still gotta finish one seat and another one passenger and the rear row of seats........

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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:12 pm 
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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:59 pm 
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i thought about taking the seat covers off......but i didnt know how =( and thought i might rip it somehow.....but thanks for the idea. if i get sick of scrubbing ill just pressure hose it =D cheers

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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:16 pm 
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Hey...thats me! lol...

MUCH easier than it looks mate, I would definately recommend doing it as I did....whole car came up SCHMICK!
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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 6:48 pm 
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=( i didnt want to stuff it up some how....knowing me ill probably end up ripping it or something so i decided to go the old scrubbing way......and i didnt have a high pressure hose. but it still came out clean =D putting them in....on my break hahaha
but if i ever want to clean it again....ill do it ur way

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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:12 pm 
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i just put my seats back in after heavy cleaning. but there seems to be a bit of a problem............i think.

before i took the seats out, the seats didnt wobble back and forth much when u pushed it back and forth holding the headrest.. but now they wobble a little bit more.......was wondering how i can fix this? and i think its illegal to have them wobbling too much?

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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:51 pm 
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The best way to clean interior fabrics IMHO is to use a dab of white sprits (dry cleaning fluid) on a rag - and rub the offending marks. Do a test spot first, but it worked a treat for me! Apparantly its an old car detailers trick.

Ive got the Futura fabric though - not that fancy fairmont velour, so keep that in mind. ALWAYS DO TEST SPOT FIRST! :wink:

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:27 pm 
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i just took the seats out, back and front, and the carpet, and hit em with a pressure washer.. you should have seen the colour of the water. putred. but came up mint!
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Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:58 pm 
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yeah when i was cleaning it the water was filthy.......literally black with sand and dirt residue on the bottom.......i was amazed of how dirty it was.

does anyone know why the seats wobble? cause when i reinstalled them the seats wobbled more when u push it back and forth on the back rest. and how do i fix it?

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Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:13 pm 
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check your bolts are done up on the upright seat section.

also you wont get your seat truly clean as the dirt has seeped into the foam seat padding

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:38 am 
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yeah i realised that =( but yeah its still cleaner then before i can say that for sure.

i checked the bolts and tightened them but it still wobbles back and forth like its been worn out quiet a bit.....might take out the passenger side seat to check it out. cheers

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