bongi69 Registered User
#1

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

R.O.R Registered User
#2

bongi69 said:
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.

shanemc1 Registered User
#3

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.

slimjimmc Registered User
#4

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.

bongi69 Registered User
#5

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?

slimjimmc Registered User
#6

bongi69 said:
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.

TestTransmission Registered User
#7

slimjimmc said:
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.

bongi69 Registered User
#8

TestTransmission said:
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?

sean1141 Registered User
#9

i used vanish upholstery foam spray on my old cloth seats. worked perfect. i had dark cloth do..

bongi69 Registered User
#10

sean1141 said:
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

paddydriver Registered User
#11

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.

bongi69 Registered User
#12

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.

bmw3d Registered User
#13

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

#14

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.

philstar Registered User
#15

well OP did you use the rugdoctor?? any good??

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