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Anyone wanna recommend a good stain remover for the seats?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by justin144, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Apr 4, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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    justin144

    justin144 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So i've got a 2011 tacoma and I've been trying to keep it as clean as possible. I'm a guy who takes pride in his shit and keeps it looking good. I went to walmart the other day and bought some tire shine stuff and on the drive home, the bottle ended up leaking onto my seat. I didn't notice it till the next day. Now I've got a big wet-looking dry stain on my seat.:frusty: I'm so upset. I have no experience with any stain removers, so can someone PLEASE recommend something that will get this stain out of my seat?

    I did a search and saw that someone recommended some spray called "tough stuff". I'm about to go see if I can find a can of that somewhere.

    I hate looking at it.. but here's a pic of it:


    [​IMG]
     
  2. Apr 4, 2011 at 3:37 PM
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    theduck911

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    you sure there wasnt a girl in the back that got excited while doing some 4x4?

    Ive heard mixed stories about scotch brite working for people. I work at a hardware store so ill see what we have and see if i can recommend anything later.
     
  4. Apr 4, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    justin144

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    I wish that was the case ;)

    Ok, I'll do some research on scotch brite. Thanks for the help
     
  5. Apr 4, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    justin144

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    Hand cleaner on fabric?
     
  6. Apr 4, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    Yup, I used when I use it, works good!

    Get a scrubber, (I used a nail scrubber) put some on it then push it witb ur finger into the brush then scrub a way, wipe with a towel, grab the shop-vac and push down on it and vaccumm away, worked good for me
     
  7. Apr 4, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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    tacobo670

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    wet okole's man. thats my mod. tried everything. nothing really worked well so ima just hide it. plus i wanted covers anyways so now its a real reason to get'em
     
  8. Apr 4, 2011 at 4:34 PM
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    Monkeysuncle

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    Is the tire goo a petro product? If so degreaser may, and I say may work, but don't use it full strength, simple green comes to mind, spray, scrub then use a shop vac (wet-dry vac) to really lift the cleaning solution and stain. Good luck. P.S. Next time use protection,....no not that kind, like a plastic tray to put liquids in, I know because I had an accident with Milk on my floor and it wasn't very nice, now I use a new cat litter box, the cheap ones from wally world to transport groceries from the store.
     
  9. Apr 4, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    Yah, I just really don't like the look of wet okole's. Hopefully it doesn't have to come down to that. But I guess I'm gonna go buy some different cleaning solutions and a shop vac. I'll post pics of the aftermath
     
  10. Apr 4, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    I've used dishsoap and warm water to remove nasty stains from my carpet and upholstery. Try it out, it should do the trick.
     
  11. Apr 4, 2011 at 9:22 PM
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    I've tried so many things on these seats. They stain so easily!
     
  12. Apr 8, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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    Try woolite with toothbrush, it works to get stains out of the carpet!
     
  13. Apr 8, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    these seats do suck for stains. regular auto zone carpet cleaner is junk. didn't help at all let. going to try fast orange and dishsoap
     
  14. Apr 8, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    Resolve brand carpet cleaner... the aerosol can style of foaming cleaner. Spray it on, it foams up, let it soak in, then work it with a (clean) soft bristle brush and warm water. Wet vac it off and in 95% of the time, the stain or soiled area is gone.

    For the tuff ones...

    The local Dollar Store sells a product called "Mean Green". It's the bees knees for really set it stains and I've yet to have a problem with it being too aggressive for fabrics.

    It's a liquid in a pump spray dispenser, (I buy it by the gallon too for a refill), and it does not foam up. It kicks the snot out of about any grimey spot and will even pull grease. Better yet, it's cheap!

    Spray it on, let it soak in, use a soft (yep, clean) bristle brush in warm water to work the area, and then wet vac it up.

    I used the Mean Green treatment on a 1995 Jeep project a while back, the carpet was a real mess from the previous owner. I almost threw it away, then decided to give the MG treatment a try. Turned out amazing.. and never faded that old fabric.

    Edit - If you go the MG route, you can always dilute it down with water first and test it on an inconspicuous spot before you hose down the seat.

    Hope that helps ya bud... I'm a bit OCD with the care of my truck too.
     
  15. Apr 8, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    I agree with the mean green, used to use the stuff when I detailed cars and it worked pretty well.
     
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    I've used resolve & with the help of a little elbow greese. It should come out.
     
  18. Apr 8, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    Thanks everyone for the recommendations. I went and bought a shop-vac and some "Tough Stuff" that someone else recommended but I had no luck. :mad:. I was gonna post a new picture of it, but it honestly looks the exact same as the original.

    I'll go buy some Resolve and Mean Green and try those out. i'll post pics if I have any luck with them. Maybe this thread will help some other fellow TW-ers out in the future. (hopefully few people need to search for this ;))
     
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