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31-07-2010, 17:19   #1
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Best way to clean fabric car seats.

I have a cream fabric interior which of late is looking a little knackered. Seats have stains from rain when doors are open, and the occasional spill.

Can anyone recommend a good cleaner to get rid of the stains? I have a can of Turtlewax foam stuff, but it's absolutely useless. The local B&Q have a Rug Doctor to rent, would this be alright to use on a car interior?

Any help appreciated. Cheers
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31-07-2010, 18:01   #2
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I have a cream fabric interior which of late is looking a little knackered. Seats have stains from rain when doors are open, and the occasional spill.

Can anyone recommend a good cleaner to get rid of the stains? I have a can of Turtlewax foam stuff, but it's absolutely useless. The local B&Q have a Rug Doctor to rent, would this be alright to use on a car interior?

Any help appreciated. Cheers
Not sure how much a Rug Doctor is to rent, but you'd be better off spending the 70-100 euro on a proper, full valet. Get the full interior and exterior done for that price.
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As R.O.R says its price dependant on how much to rent but if it is cheap you would need to check if there's a small washer head on it.
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Have you seen a Rugdoctor? there's no way you'll be able to use that to clean your seats.
http://www.rugdoctor.com/

I've used Simoniz upholstery cleaner foam with reasonable results.
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31-07-2010, 18:53   #5
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The basic rug doctor is €25 to rent for 24hrs and does have small attachments with it.
As regards a valet, what is an ok price to clean interior only?
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31-07-2010, 19:44   #6
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The basic rug doctor is €25 to rent for 24hrs and does have small attachments with it.
As regards a valet, what is an ok price to clean interior only?
But don't you have to buy their expensive cleaner too, it's not included AFAIK?



PS: Didn't know it had attachments, thanks for that.
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But don't you have to buy their expensive cleaner too, it's not included AFAIK?



PS: Didn't know it had attachments, thanks for that.
Yeah, its an extra tenner.Its a great thing to be fair,you'd be amazed at how dirty carpets/seats really are.
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Yeah, its an extra tenner.Its a great thing to be fair,you'd be amazed at how dirty carpets/seats really are.
Yeah, you have to look for the small bottle cause the big (expensive) bottle is more prominent.
So I take it the Rug Doctor is ok for use in a car?
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i used vanish upholstery foam spray on my old cloth seats. worked perfect. i had dark cloth do..
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i used vanish upholstery foam spray on my old cloth seats. worked perfect. i had dark cloth do..
I thought of that alright, but didn't try it as the stuff I had foamed the same way Vanish does. I'll give it a whirl and see what happens
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Get the rug doctor - I had one out last weekend and before I left it back I did all the car carpet's and mats; all came up like knew. The seats are leather/mixed leather in the cars so could not do them.

The upholstery attachment will do a great job.
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Well I tried Vanish and all it did was move the stains around Not ideal when I blitzed the interior today, and the dash etc. is looking almost new, and the seats look like a dogs ar$e!

Off to B&Q in the morning for the rug doctor. May as well kill 2 birds and do the carpets in the house.

Will let you know what happens.
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g101 from autosmart will get most stains out of car seats, you can hire a vax machine for E20 a day from most hire shops
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09-08-2010, 01:02   #14
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try paint thinners, I know it sounds mad. It worked VERY well on my old Volvo s40 which had a manky interior when i bought it. wet a cloth with thinners and clean the bad area. Then use warm water and cloth. I promise you it will come up like brand new.
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well OP did you use the rugdoctor?? any good??
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