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Cleaning the dreaded 04 seats.

Welp, I took my seat covers off cause i no longer work in a dirty job, and my seats were like, a total disaster. so, not having access to a steam cleaner, i used hot hot water with dish soap, and a very stiff bristeld brush, and a 5hp shop vac. seats came out like new. I used used a wash cloth on the dash, and other plastic areas, cab looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor.
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how hard was it to take off the seats???
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say what? he just removed his aftermarket seat covers.
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D'oh!
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Got some pictures, I want to clean mine, but wasnt sure what to use, im going to trade it in for something new, cant wait to post the pictures of it =D
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I guess I will try that!
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you need some pics of this.
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what kind of "stiff Brissled" brush did you use?
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a grille brush
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lol
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I want pics. now foo... Please:)
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ya ya ill get pics. i had some dried oil based paint on the driverseat..... its been on there for about a year, i used a small wire brush and gently scrubbed it, had it not been for my laziness, i prolly woulda been able to get it all off... got most of it tho.

ill get pics for u all to gawk at tonight.
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good deal gotta try that..


mine are lookin kinda nasty i was gunna get some straight black covers..
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good deal gotta try that..


mine are lookin kinda nasty i was gunna get some straight black covers..

Try washing your butt...
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well i forgot to get a pick of the brush, but i used the same kinda brush to scrub my tires that i used on my seats...


this area was lookin pretty scummy


now the seats.... the driverside now has a hint of a water stain - again cause i got caught in the rain today.







i dipped the brush into the bucket, and then scrubbed the seats, using the soap/water on the brush, took multiple dippings into the bucket, but this method allowed me to control how much water was getting into the seats. i worked up a nice lather, and then woroked on the other seat and let the soap do a lil magic, then i went back to seat 1 and vaccuumed it off, and then to the passenger seat and vac'd that off too..... and this is the result. took about 36 hrs to fully dry.
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For tough stains try 1Lifter carpet stain remover. I have used it to take 4 year old grease stains out of the seat of my mustang. Very strong stuff and you can pick it up at O'Reilleys for 3 or 4 bucks. Spray it on the stain, let it set for a minute or so and then scrub with a clean cloth. Works like a champ.
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