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Cleaning seats/ door trims

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1 Cleaning seats/ door trims on 24th November 2014, 5:31 am

gtir_woody

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What's the best way to clean seats and door trims? Mine are looking gross. I did some searching and people have had good results with a high pressure water cleaner as stupid as that sounds. They are old abit old anyway and just want to get the dirt out.

2 Re: Cleaning seats/ door trims on 24th November 2014, 6:59 am

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I use a carpet cleaner with the small attactment similar to companies that clean your sofa. Really deep clean and no rubbing or scrubbing the seats so it dose not go fluffly or bobbly. The small shampoo comes withwith the cleaner and mix it with warm water amazing results. My dad works in a tool hire shop so get it free

3 Re: Cleaning seats/ door trims on 24th November 2014, 9:35 am

gtir_woody

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Cheers johnny, I'll give something like that a go first, saves having to take the door trims off etc. Did you have to use a lot of water, like give it a proper soaking?

4 Re: Cleaning seats/ door trims on 24th November 2014, 12:39 pm

Gaz GTiR

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I used a WetVac... Came up a treat Smile

5 Re: Cleaning seats/ door trims on 24th November 2014, 2:40 pm

toaster55

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You dont want to hear how i do it lol came up a treat but i wouldnt recomend it

6 Re: Cleaning seats/ door trims on 24th November 2014, 7:04 pm

johnny gtir

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Spill the beans so to speak toast ?

No woody its a fine mist as you pull the trigger then it hoovers/vacs it. Dont soak the door cards mate it wont end well

7 Re: Cleaning seats/ door trims on 24th November 2014, 8:06 pm

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1. remove interior and chuck in back garden
2. get garden hose and soak  gently blast it
3. squirt what ever the misses washes the clothes over it
4. scrub in to lather
5. blast of with garden hose
6. leave to dry for a day!
7. realise vinyl on door cards has started to lift
8. remove vinyl
9. get door cards flocked to match dash
10. stand back and realise a wet and dry vac may have been cheaper!  Embarassed  but overall  looks good if not quite original.

thats about it and now the car smells persil fresh  Very Happy

8 Re: Cleaning seats/ door trims on 24th November 2014, 8:30 pm

johnny gtir

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affraid

9 Re: Cleaning seats/ door trims on 24th November 2014, 8:30 pm

johnny gtir

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Cheaper than my effort with door cards

10 Re: Cleaning seats/ door trims on 24th November 2014, 8:32 pm

toaster55

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think i went to bobs school of valeting Laughing

11 Re: Cleaning seats/ door trims on 24th November 2014, 8:54 pm

gtir_woody

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Haha at least I know which way won't work now Laughing

Now come to think about it maybe Ill get the door cards flocked and I'll just clean the seat.

12 Re: Cleaning seats/ door trims on 27th November 2014, 10:06 am

gtir_woody

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Ok pics don't really justice but this is their condition at the moment. Going to clean them this weekend and see how they come up Smile



13 Re: Cleaning seats/ door trims on 27th November 2014, 1:47 pm

mikewazowski

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You can lend carpet cleaners from sainsburys etc, i used one and the results were really good. Anyways, have a look at the link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNMAmhGrxR8 Smile

14 Re: Cleaning seats/ door trims on 27th November 2014, 8:39 pm

gtir_woody

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That's pretty cool mike, how random it just happens to be a gtir in the vid Smile

15 Re: Cleaning seats/ door trims on 28th November 2014, 1:30 am

mikewazowski

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Haha yeah man! Im guessing that you never seen mighty car mods?

16 Re: Cleaning seats/ door trims on 28th November 2014, 3:05 am

gtir_woody

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Nah I haven't actually, I'll need to check it out!

17 Re: Cleaning seats/ door trims on 30th November 2014, 11:59 am

mikewazowski

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Ohhh dude! youre from australia too! i thought that every car guy in australia knew mighty car mods Very Happy check out their how to buy a car from japan etc! pure awesomeness

18 Re: Cleaning seats/ door trims on 14th December 2014, 1:27 am

gtir_woody

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Out of curiosity thought Id try a foam cleaner from the auto shop, made a difference especially on the door trims but going to get them properly steamed cleaned.

19 Re: Cleaning seats/ door trims on 14th December 2014, 9:46 pm

Bones

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Mighty mods is so funny. I was amazed when they rolling roadbed car with different air filters and if I recall paper one was no worse than expensive after market ones

20 Re: Cleaning seats/ door trims on 14th December 2014, 9:59 pm

gtir_woody

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Ive been watching some their the videos lately, there is some pretty cool stuff they have done

21 Re: Cleaning seats/ door trims on 15th December 2014, 3:42 pm

mikewazowski

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Yeah mighty car mods are great, plenty of cool videos on their channel. I like the video where they 'pimped' out the Civic proper rice style Very Happy defo worth checking out haha

22 Re: Cleaning seats/ door trims on 15th December 2014, 6:20 pm

Bones

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And good at lightening cars for better power to weight ratios

23 Re: Cleaning seats/ door trims on 16th December 2014, 11:48 am

mikewazowski

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I cant remember episodes about that but this is about shedding weight Very Happy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5lHdZ8gF6E

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