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CelicaPrincess Dec 27, 6:12pm - #73764 
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Whats a good cloth seat cleaner?

My seats are dirty and its driving me crazy. What brand seat cleaners have you used? Or am I just better off going to a car wash and having it done there?
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VSGTS14 Dec 27, 6:17pm - #73765 

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for cloth seats, you can always just use a steam vac that dealerships use with a bit of spray nine on it...

otherwise, idk

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CelicaRacer05 Dec 27, 7:32pm - #73766 

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Yo, mine were dirty too, i had deep coffee stains and coke stains( hand me down car) i used A steam cleaner that we had in our house, with the basic solution in the machine, with a topical spray, the best i have found is "oxy clean deep" its for fabrics and stuff, and comes in a blue bottle. spray it on let sit for a minute, and then spray the fluid from the vac on he spot or the whole seat and vac, you gotta push hard to get it all up, and sometimes reaply, it took me a good 3 hours to clean the cabin, exculuding drying time, it took a few days to get all dry, but the results are fabulos... You have to let it dry to see the true result, but you can see through the nossel that you are picking up a dirty liquid, and i pulled up a shit load...
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mikalous Dec 27, 9:41pm - #73767 

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Steam vac is best, you can take the cheap road and get didi7 and one of those cans with spray and a brush on the top, but they don't take out stains well, mostly only the top dirt.
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Speed4TheNeed Dec 27, 11:06pm - #73768 

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oxyclean...its awesome thumbsup

and its even better if you use oxyclean with a steamer
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CelicaPrincess Dec 28, 12:25am - #73769 
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Well, I decided to take it to a car wash and have the front seats cleaned. It was only $15 dollars..can't go wrong with that. And now they look brand new thumbsup
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xmangt1 Dec 28, 5:48am - #73770 

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Wow only $15 & someone else did all the work!
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stefanoc Dec 28, 7:12am - #73771 

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steam cleaner is the way to go. on spots that are hard to take off, use oxyclean. be sure not to steam too much at an area and vacuum as good and as much as you can without ripping the cloth. leaving extra water on the seats will make the sponge in the seats wear out quicker. and be sure to have ur windows down for a few days for more air circulation or else a smell will stay in ur car.
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CelicaPrincess Dec 28, 7:18am - #73772 
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well, after my seats were cleaned I put the car in my garage and opened the doors and put a fan near it. And my neighbor brought me this heater thing (almost like a blow dryer) made by black and decker. It dried my seats really quick, but I left the fan running for about an hour after. Everything is bone dry and looks great!
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stefanoc Dec 28, 7:28am - #73773 

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u might feel its dry on the surface, but sometimes when you sit on it for a long drive, ull feel ur ass wet. just put it out at sun for a few hours if its sunny, and have ur windows down for clean air and have the ventilation on the ac from outside in, not recycling air. if put under the sun, i wouldnt have armorall on the dashboard.
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xmangt1 Dec 28, 7:37am - #73774 

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Good info stephonic! I'm not gonna see much sun around here for a while so I might just have the car wash I go to do it for me.
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stefanoc Dec 28, 7:46am - #73775 

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i would do it myself if i were u. you can do the job better urself, and have it cleaner, a better "detailed" cleaning. every single part. and then you never know these guys might rip ur cloth. and i dont think they will dry the seats when you get the car back, they will cover it with a bag or something. so you still have to do the drying process. take off the bag on the seats and put it indoors if its rainy outside. if doing it urself, dont put too much pressure on the cloth, you might either rip it or end up having the cloth bumpy.
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hybridcelica Dec 28, 5:19pm - #73776 
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have any of you guys heard about tuff stuff?its in a yellow and red can.can clean seats,roof liner,even the mats,and carpet.costs about $6 a can.

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Speed4TheNeed Dec 28, 5:44pm - #73777 

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Originally Posted by hybridcelica
have any of you guys heard about tuff stuff?its in a yellow and red can.can clean seats,roof liner,even the mats,and carpet.costs about $6 a can.


havnt heard of it..have you used it? if so, do you think its worth it?

i just use oxyclean + steamcleaner (we have one)...it works perfectly. that stuff can clean almost anything i swear..and it leaves no discoloration.
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stefanoc Dec 28, 8:08pm - #73778 

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is that the one with a brush tip?
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xXMaGNuSXx Dec 28, 8:30pm - #73779 
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Nice! Yeah can't go wrong with $15 bux. Same thing with oil changes, why do the work when you can pay someone $20 bux to do it and you don't hafta get under the car and get dirty? I used to change the oil myself, but I just said *f* it. I'd rather be doing something else.
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Spread Eagle Dec 28, 10:05pm - #73780 

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Originally Posted by CelicaPrincess
Well, I decided to take it to a car wash and have the front seats cleaned. It was only $15 dollars..can't go wrong with that. And now they look brand new thumbsup


Great. smile


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hybridcelica Dec 29, 5:48am - #73781 
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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by hybridcelica
have any of you guys heard about tuff stuff?its in a yellow and red can.can clean seats,roof liner,even the mats,and carpet.costs about $6 a can.


havnt heard of it..have you used it? if so, do you think its worth it?

i just use oxyclean + steamcleaner (we have one)...it works perfectly. that stuff can clean almost anything i swear..and it leaves no discoloration.
its worth it!i bought a 2001 corolla cheap!so cheap i cant say!it was mint on the outside,but it looks like the owner had a zoo on the inside rofli was seriously contemplating changing the interior and this guy at a body shop recomended it to me and says that is what they use to clean up interiors.i was impressed!

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Speed4TheNeed Dec 29, 12:46pm - #73782 

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Originally Posted by xXMaGNuSXx
Nice! Yeah can't go wrong with $15 bux. Same thing with oil changes, why do the work when you can pay someone $20 bux to do it and you don't hafta get under the car and get dirty? I used to change the oil myself, but I just said *f* it. I'd rather be doing something else.


$11 bucks to let someone else do it here...thats cheaper than i can do it myself, and i don't have to get dirty grin
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Speed4TheNeed Dec 29, 12:46pm - #73783 

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Originally Posted by hybridcelica
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by hybridcelica
have any of you guys heard about tuff stuff?its in a yellow and red can.can clean seats,roof liner,even the mats,and carpet.costs about $6 a can.


havnt heard of it..have you used it? if so, do you think its worth it?

i just use oxyclean + steamcleaner (we have one)...it works perfectly. that stuff can clean almost anything i swear..and it leaves no discoloration.
its worth it!i bought a 2001 corolla cheap!so cheap i cant say!it was mint on the outside,but it looks like the owner had a zoo on the inside rofli was seriously contemplating changing the interior and this guy at a body shop recomended it to me and says that is what they use to clean up interiors.i was impressed!


sweet...i'll have to check it out then thumbsup
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