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Help cleaning seats

one thing that always gets to me is the fact i can never keep my seats clean between the dog air the drywall dust and the hot chocolate i spill on them my seats just look totaled, my truck is brand new so i don't want to go buy new seats yet, is there anyway to clean these seats right and then I'll put some blankets over them for the future seeing how seat covers cost about $300.
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use a little green clean machine and for the tuff spots spray simple green on em and scrub em with a brush
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Tuff Stuff. It's in a yellow can and it works GREAT.
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this might sound very noob to you but what type of simple green will work on my truck seats there appears to be so many different varieties of it, which one do you guys recommend.
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also scotch guard them when you get done so the stains lift easier if you do spill something again
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Try one of those shampoo machines at the car wash?
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yea, i used a home bissel steam cleaner. it did a great job and after a year, the water was black. i even had salt that was stuck to the floor. got that clean too.
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ok i got all my stains out using my personall favorite product which is the woolite oxy pod, it removed the chocolate stains on the first go the only problem with this product is that because it doesn't come in a spray bottle it leaves access watermarks on the fabric how can you remove these watermarks.
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some recommended removing the fabric fromt he seats and washing it in the washer how hard is it to remove the fabric and can someone make a small how to for it.
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some recommended removing the fabric fromt he seats and washing it in the washer how hard is it to remove the fabric and can someone make a small how to for it.
use that as last resort some covers are held in with hog rings which involve redoing them

honestly go buy a bissel little green mechine its worth every penny use that to clean the seats like Brandon said on tough stains use simple green and scrub then use the green mechine to suck it out and good to go
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ok this'll probably sound stupid but which simple green product are you guys talking about, I've seen a few and i'm not sure which one exactly a picture would work best.
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Here, ill help you Stone, Stone scored a set of LII seats that needed a good cleaning, he used the bissel little green machine and simple green:

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ok this'll probably sound stupid but which simple green product are you guys talking about, I've seen a few and i'm not sure which one exactly a picture would work best.

Green bottle the normal one





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sorry tried to link a photo didnt work here attached one
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they don't sell that type anymore the only thing close to it would be the disinfectant cleaner for interiors. but like i said i already got the stains out now its just watermarks which I've heard you can use Windex and then pat it with a towel to dry I'll finally get to try my sham wow.
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they don't sell that type anymore the only thing close to it would be the disinfectant cleaner for interiors. but like i said i already got the stains out now its just watermarks which I've heard you can use Windex and then pat it with a towel to dry I'll finally get to try my sham wow.
BULL **** I just bought 2 bottles of it last week! home depot even has 1 gallon jugs of it i get it all the time
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in the states they do but they pulled out of canada
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For the spots, pick u up one of those carpet cans with the brush mounted on it. That's what I use and it works
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im very picky on my seat condition. to keep them clean de-lint the seats, and knock the dust out of them by hand. once all loose crap is out, spary them with water from a squirt bottle just enough to make them damp, (this is key to reduce water marks from the product remains) then use foam carpet/fabric cleaner in the can with the brush on the can. spray the seats evenly but only spray one seat at a time, dont let it sit for too long un disturbed. brush it in. take a large clean, lint free towel and begin dabbing the seat material until the seats begin to regain a lighter colour. after you are happy with the new look spray the seats with water again and use a new towel to remove any leftover product out of the seat material. once dry spray them with the scotch guard for future. i normally do 2-3 coats 4-5 inches away from the seats. i get very clean seats from this procedure! try to keep this up every 2-3 months
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thus still proving canada sucks lol
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when i pulled my last seats out of the scrap yard, they needed some cleaning. I used regular Resolve upholstery cleaner, scrubbed it in with a tire brush, then used a wet/dry shop vac to suck the cleaner out. I'd also keep dousing it with rinse water until the tire brush didn't suds up. let it dry. It'd be a good excuse to go buy a shop vac if you don't already have one. seats came out perfect.
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It can get involved..

I get out the Simple Green ( 1 part Simple Green to 3 parts water) and wet the soiled area. I use one of those small plastic brushes that come on the side of a Go Joe hand cleaner bottle. I work it to a foam in one area at a time and then rinse that area heavy with a spray bottle of water and a wet/dry vac over that area at the same time. If its an oder I'm trying to get out I do the same but the rinse is a 50/50 mix of water and Febreeze.

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