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How are people keeping thier seats clean....

My seats are the only thing cloth in my truck as I have an edge (rubber floors)


I was thinking of buying something like this....

http://www.amazon.com/Bissell-1200B-...1858473&sr=8-3


This would be nice because I have a ton of carpet in my Evo I can use it there too...
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I tried using a Bissel steam cleaner on my seats and it didnt work at all. The way the material is it doesnt hold water like regular cloth does to clean the material. I haven't tried on of those Spotbots yet.
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hmmm - you might have just saved me 80 bucks... any other ideas?
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I haven't found any yet, I might try just some soap and water tomorrow or see if my mom knows anything that will do the job. Mine are pretty dirty though.
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I have the spot bot I like it, it works really well and it's easy to move around
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I have the spot bot I like it, it works really well and it's easy to move around
is it the same one, if not can you post a link as i did above?
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I've got something similar to that, use it on moms car a good bit, leaves it smelling like a new car...
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Yours seats are a different material aren't they? It worked fine on my girlfriends Sentra seats, but not on the Edge seats.
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yup it's the same one you posted
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Are the 04+ seats harder to keep clean vs 98-03 seats? My 2000 had the 'tweed' like fabric and it did great against stains and the such.. just curious.
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Heres what my edge seats look like. The material is weird, I don't know what it is.

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Hahahahaha "tweed" material...

I can take a detail picture of what mine look like. Mine aren't really that dirty but they don't look 'brand spanking new' anymore (well my drivers one anyways) - I like to keep my entire truck looking like day 1 (I detailed the engine for the 2nd time this month yesterday) - I am eventually going to replace the seats with Bride seats but right now all my serious modding money have been going into the evo (just bought 3.5" intercooler, 2.5" Lower/Upper Intercooler Pipe, Intake, Minibattery Kit and Camshafts)
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Best way I've found is to take the covers off the seat and throw them in the washing machine then let them air dry over night. I'm actually taking mine to the dry cleaners in the near future, I helped a lady on the side of the highway that was in labor, her water broke while waiting for the ambulance to arrive.
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If u are trying to clean the seats try this stuff called odorban, it works great. It will also leave the seats smelling nice.
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Best way I've found is to take the covers off the seat and throw them in the washing machine then let them air dry over night. I'm actually taking mine to the dry cleaners in the near future, I helped a lady on the side of the highway that was in labor, her water broke while waiting for the ambulance to arrive.
Dang thats a story and a half there.
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you guys have this type?

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Hahahahaha "tweed" material...
Yep. Old pic, but you can see why I say "tweed" heh.
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My seats are dirty as heck too. I don't think they've actually been cleaned since the truck was new. Everytime I try to clean them it just makes them look worse so I just gave up.
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This is what Jp7 and I have:

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No - mine are different...
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Wow, what do yours look like? I figured all 04 edges would be the same seats.
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you guys have this type?

Mine are like this. I'd like some suggestions on how to clean this material too. My 97 Ranger's seats were much easier to care for.
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cleaning the seats is rather easy, actually.

Easiest way is to remove the seats.

but, you can alos do it in the truck.

you need:

bucket
HOT water
mild dish soap
scrub brush
wet/dry shop vac

use the brush to 'drip' soapy water onto the seat, and scrub with brush, takes time, as the water soaks in pretty fast. then, when your all done with that seat, use the shop vac to suck up the water... itll take about 3hrs for the seats to be dry, and they come out like new.

I gotta do this to mine.. again
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Mine are similar but I have a grid design in the fabric - the basic geometry is the same however.
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Do you have a pic?
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