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Do detail shops use carpet cleaning machines for seats?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Caslon, Mar 7, 2020.

  1. Mar 7, 2020 at 1:03 AM
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    Caslon

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    My Tacoma bench seat could use a good cleaning. I'm considering selling my truck. Do detail shops have carpet cleaning type capability like if getting your carpet cleaned? Would want the fabric cab ceiling given the same treatment.
     
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    I would think it would be the shops choice.

    No hard and fast rules how the job might be done.

    Does the shop cater to high end vehicles or fleet vehicles ?

    Comes down to asking the shops you might give your business
     
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    The detail shop near me uses a steamer on the seats
     
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    Yes, with specific attachments such as an upholstery tool
     
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    I was skeptical about high end detail shops and if it's worth the money. Well then I spilt an XL hot chocolate all over the interior of my wife's 2015 camry. I paid like $400 for a full interior and exterior detail and it was worth the money. Looked better than new in there. It was funny seeing nothing but 911s, BMWs, Mercedes, a lotus then our camry in the lot LOL!!
     
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    If things get to bad it would take hours to remove all the equipment and tools that lives behind the seats.

    Then I would just hit the inside with the pressure washer.

    Install new duct tape as needed and call it good
     
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    Yea chicago suburb area. The guy was actually really impressed with the camry XSE seats that come stock.
     
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    Hmm . . . none as yet, that's why i'm here . . .
    Yes detail shops will use the same carpet steamer used for carpets on the seats it’s just a high pressure hot water steamer. Works good
    U could do urself get some tuff stuff spray carpet cleaner n scrub brush let sit for few minutes scrub then vacuum
     
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    This guy knows what's up. Simple Green, or the stuff from Dollar General they call "Awesome" - take the seat out, spray it, pressure wash it. Let it dry for the day, reinstall
     
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    I sold and have used the below product for years. Best upholstery cleaner I carried in my auto parts stores over the years.
    VERY GOOD, will even get black axle grease out of light colored carpet.

    It's allowed me to keep the seats, door panels and carpet in my '19 Tacoma as clean as you see them below for 24 years and 414,000 miles.

    IMG_0614.jpg IMG_2031.jpg
     
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