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Topic # 226248 28-Dec-2017 10:57
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Before i go around the car detailers looking silly, is it possible to wash the fabric seats of my filthy second hand van?




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  Reply # 1926020 28-Dec-2017 11:06
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Well, You've got the best cowboy car cleaner right in front of ya.

I clean my and my mates car seats with a special goulash.

Eco washing fluid (Eucalyptus scent) and warm water and a cloth and very very soft leather brush.

 

Half a cap of that fluid in about 5L of warm water. Start gently lathering it in, then dry towel it off.
Use a vac to remove the rest of the free'd up dirt and moisture.
Leave a dehumidifier in the car for a day.

So far its worked perfect on blue suede, my cloth interior, a cream white interior and had no marks or defects.
I tried those crappy things with the plastic bristles on top in a can and they just make a huge mess and spread the stains.





 


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  Reply # 1926038 28-Dec-2017 11:22
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Carpet cleaners often clean car upholstery. Give the person you get to clean your carpets a call and ask for a price.

 

For fabric seats with stubborn stains of mysterious origin I use paint thinners. Don't forget to ventilate the car afterwards.

 

PS. For light coloured vynl seats with stubborn dirt in the cracks I recommend toilet soap with a soft brush.





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