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.
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.
Have you seen a Rugdoctor? there's no way you'll be able to use that to clean your seats.
I've used Simoniz upholstery cleaner foam with reasonable results.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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
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.
well OP did you use the rugdoctor?? any good??