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Old 09-18-2010, 03:30 PM   #1
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Default Bring back the life out of 04 seats?

So may seats are looking a little dingy.What can i use to bring them back to life i dont think they are faded just looking older.What can i use to bring them back to life they are 04 wrx seats.
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:04 AM   #2
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nobody?? Mods can you move this to Interior/Exterior maybe get some hits over there??
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:07 AM   #3
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What do you mean bring the life back?

I see you're in FL, if you don't have tinted windows, then they are probably exposed to alot of sun, which would fade them over time.

Post pics of your interior, that will help us with ideas on how to help you.
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:48 PM   #4
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i will try and add pictures later today i do have tint and i dont believe they are faded just worn out i think with a good cleaner or something i could bring them back i tried just vacuming them and using a interior detailer and it used to help but not sure much anymore oh also it spends most of its time in a parking garage or in my garage.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:38 AM   #5
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Probably just really dirty. Vacuuming won't clean up embedded dirt. You'll have to use a steam cleaner or if you're stuck doing it by hand a brush the very least. I recommend 303 Fabric Cleaner. Remove the seats from your car so you're not suck drying them in the car for a day.
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:51 AM   #6
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on a side note they are heated seats if i use a steam cleaner or just soap and water will it damage anything???
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:18 AM   #7
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no, it will not damage the seats. I dont advise dumping tons of cleaner/water on the seats, but a good cleaning will not damage anything.
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:33 AM   #8
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take the seats out take off the covers wash them... works wonders and smells awesome for a long time
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:44 PM   #9
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get a heavy duty carpet shampoo that foams a lot and 409 cleaner and mix in a pretty soapy solution(not too much 409) to some water(cold) in a sprayer(i use a weed control sprayer = high output) of some sort. The object is going to be to soak the entire seat evenly with your mix. As you're spraying scrub the piss out of them seats with a small brush and make sure you get that seat foaming like a rabies dog's mouth. Then wipe off the foam and dry out the seats as well as you can with terry cloths. After your done, don't get them anymore wet or else water spots will appear. Make sure you run your car with full heat to dry it out. Once they're almost dry and if you still see light stains, rub it out with a damp clean rag
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Old 09-25-2010, 01:05 PM   #10
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take the seats out take off the covers wash them... works wonders and smells awesome for a long time
How do you take the covers off?
I dont think my '00 seat covers come off
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Old 09-25-2010, 01:13 PM   #11
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i know on 04 wrx seats you take them completely out and dissemble them and the covers just zip off. dont start the process unless you have a good weekend where you have no seats
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:26 PM   #12
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THIS.

I used it on my 04 STi seats. Just scrub some of that on and let it dry. My seats were old and dingy and now look brand new.
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:26 PM   #13
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GRRRR double post.
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:37 AM   #14
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i have re=upholstered my seats previously in my 1st wagon. but in this one i take the seats out, remove the cover's and wash them with woolite, and do a low light tumble dry, with febreze sheet, and put them back on. and look new.
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:18 AM   #15
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I'd try a steam cleaner with hand attachment first. Steam cleaning is awesome, quick, and costs like $25.
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steam clean em
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