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Clean seats

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Colinwoods84, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Oct 27, 2009 at 10:08 AM
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    Colinwoods84

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    Has anyone else had the issue where it seems like any water hits the seats it leaves like a stain?? I'm just looking for the best way to get the seats all nice and cleaned up
     
  2. Oct 27, 2009 at 10:09 AM
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    msaniac

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    I put some scotch guard on my seats when I first got it. I am not sure how to get the stain out but after you do spray some on there and it seems to keep that from happening.
     
  3. Oct 27, 2009 at 10:11 AM
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    That was quick! Ok scotch it up. Well hopefully someone has the cure then I'll apply the protection
     
  4. Oct 27, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    i got the exact same problem... wet wakeboard in backseat left em lookin SHITTY
     
  5. Oct 27, 2009 at 10:45 AM
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    Same here. I have these brownish yellow spots anywhere the fabric has been wet. I tried some cleaner the other day, now its just darker! I need a solution too.
     
  6. Oct 27, 2009 at 10:48 AM
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  7. Oct 27, 2009 at 10:52 AM
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    i fear the only solution may be wet okole's... but i don't have the cash for that
     
  8. Oct 27, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    MAXTacoma

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    I have the same problem since I'm always getting in with a wet swim suit while I'm loading the boat on the trailer. I was thinking about getting a bucket of water with a small small amount of laundry detergent and wiping all the seats down with the idea that it would get rid of the individual water spots but I'm not sure if that would be better or worst than they are now. The idea is that it would be kind of like one big water mark instead a many.
     
  9. Oct 27, 2009 at 10:59 AM
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    Clean seats then apply 2 coats of scotch guard can get it at wal mart auto dept
     
  10. Oct 27, 2009 at 11:01 AM
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    we're asking how/with what do we clean the seats
     
  11. Oct 27, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    Mine spotted from rain... So I joined in on the wet okole group buy.
     
  12. Oct 27, 2009 at 6:42 PM
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    Ok, here ya go. Just wet down the entire seat with a hose. And immediately suck it up with a shop vac. Seriously.

    I have an 08 DC Sport, and my 1 year old golden retreiver went on a road trip with me a few months back.... Well, lets just say I didn't listen to her when she told me she had to go potty....... Before I knew what was goin on she had redecorated my back seat from door to door (and half way up the back) with doggie poo, and then walked all thru it...... No lie.

    It was a very long drive home to say the least. :cool:

    The only thing I could think to do was spray down the back seats with the graden house (using a spray nosel) and immediately suck up the water with the shop vac.

    I've heard the horror stories about the stains, but I was way beyond stains at this point, so I figured what the hell. How much worse could it get?

    Well, it only took me about 15 minutes to get the poo out of the fabric using this method. After 2 days of letting the seats dry out I was amazed..... No stains at all. Seriously.

    I guess the entire seat is now one giant stain, but hey, it's all the same color so it doesn't really matter. :D

    Believe it or not, this is a true story.
     
  13. Nov 16, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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    might have to try that method out but does anyone else have any suggestions 1st? i got to do something soon bout my waterstains.
     
  14. Nov 19, 2009 at 5:52 AM
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    I've tried multiple removers/and also more water. No luck. There must be someone out there with a solution!
     
  15. Nov 19, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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  16. Nov 19, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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    I have a stain remover that I LOOVVEEE.. I got it from autozone, it has one of those built in scrub brushes in the top and it's an odor eliminator too.. I am not SURE what it is off the top of my head but from looking at autozone online I think it is this
    Blue Coral/22.8 oz. Dri-Clean with odor eliminator upholstery cleaner
    When I can take a break I will go look, it is in my truck :)
    I've even used it to get chocolate out of my seats before!!
     
  17. Nov 19, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    whatever you do dont try using orange clean spot remover. looks great then out of nowhere the spot comes back and is frickin darker than ever and just plain annoying. i have some of the blue coral stuff in the garage so when i get home tom ill give it a try and let you guys know how it comes out.

    is the scotch guard easy to apply? only reason i ask s cause when my brother bought his car the stealership charged like an extra 200 to scotch guard and do someother detailing.
     
  18. Nov 19, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    do try it, it has removed all the stains ive come across so far, even the ones from when rain water rolls off my roof onto my seats and stains. The only part that dissapointed me is that it wont install the wet okoles sitting in my back seat for me..

    man those interior dealership packages are a joke. i got the paint protection package and im starting to think that was a joke too.. (and has been nothing but a HUGE headache!)
     
  19. Nov 19, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    I use Woolite laundry detergent diluted 6 parts water - 1 part Woolite. For medium/light stains I spray a mist over the seat, then agitate with a brush. wipe with a microfiber cloth. I then spray a heavier mist of plain water to "rinse" and wipe again with microfiber. Possibly a second rinse if necessary. And you can adjust the Woolite dilution to the severity of the stain. I have a feeling that when water first hits the seats, it's almost like the color in the fabric(or the actual fabric) is "set" when hit with water. I also agree with the previous poster who was going to get all of his seats wet, to match the current water staining. That might just work to "set" all the colors and fabrics in the seats.
     
  20. Nov 19, 2009 at 7:40 PM
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    i got that blue coral stuff it works pretty good takes a little work but it looks good
     
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