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Upholstery Cleaning

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by smallxfires, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Jul 26, 2012 at 11:34 PM
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    smallxfires

    smallxfires [OP] Active Member

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    I have a carpet cleaner coming to clean my house in a couple weeks. (Think a van with a hot water extraction unit). I was thinking about offering the guy a little extra to clean my trucks interior, I have the sport seats, does anyone think this could be an issue? Would that much water damage the foam in the seats?
     
  2. Jul 31, 2012 at 5:09 AM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    Yes, the excessive amount of water can be problematic to the seats. It'll take forever to dry too. Nothing wrong w/ pulling your seats out and letting the guy do a thorough job on the carpet though.
    Stick with a standard cleaner for the seat fabric. This goes for headliners too. Don't soak them.
     
  3. Jul 31, 2012 at 9:13 AM
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    masshole taco

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    I would at least ask him about it.. worst comes to worst you take a wet dry vac to it after he's done and pull out in left over water.. Besides how hot is it Orange County today? Roll your windows down a crack and I'm sure the heat will dry it out as well.
     
  4. Mar 31, 2013 at 4:26 AM
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    jamesclarke160

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    Hello Smallxfires do you always hire carpet cleaner or use DIY carpet cleaning methods? My carpets need cleaning session and I am not willing to spend on professional services. If you can help it will save me some money. Waiting for reply
     
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  5. Mar 31, 2013 at 5:52 AM
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    ppham444

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    I've used a small upholstery cleaner on car seats all the time. Just use hot water. On a warm day, the seats will dry out in like 5 or 6 hours. No problem.
     
  6. Apr 14, 2013 at 12:01 PM
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    Had no issues, wife left a gallon of milk in the Corrola and left it in there for 3 days (95+ degrees). It blew up, rented a rug doctor, cleaned her car and mine. No problems what-so-ever, just crack your window to let it dry it...
     
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