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Old 03-11-2012, 11:13 PM   #1
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How do you all go about cleaning your seats and headliner? I have an 08 WRX and often get spilled juice on my seats. Whats the best way to get these out? Some are turning into slight stains.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:24 PM   #2
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Normally i would use Resolve on Carpet, and its worked so far, but recently i was trying to removed the stains off the ceiling (from an exploded rootbeer bottle) and my dad actually told me to use leather cleaner and it worked very well.

What i usually do is i get a cup (or bucket) of warm to hot water with a TINY amount of soap in it, like 1-3 drops. pour the water on anything you want to get rid of, dirt, stains, chocolate, and start scrubbing. A brush with strong, but flexible bristles would probably be best for the material. Then use a shop vac to suck up any remaining water/dirt. If its still there, either try a few times or use Resolve or some other form of cleaner.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:04 PM   #3
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I use warm/hot water with a washcloth and Shout stain remover. Always works for me!
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:32 PM   #4
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I use Folex, it is AMAZING!

Depending what you have available to you, I pre-treat with folex, let it sit a few minutes then scrub with a medium bristle brush, then you can use some carpet cleaner, mixed in a spray bottle and shop vac it up, or I use a Bissell Little Green extractor, they are $100, and work pretty damn good, especially for the price!
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:10 PM   #5
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I have 3 important rules that does wonders for all my car interiors... No drinking, No eating, No smoking and uhmm let's make it 4 rules and No sex in my car LOL
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:20 PM   #6
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No drinking and eating is impossible especially with kids.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:00 PM   #7
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the headliner is very difficult to clean. here is how i do it:
sprayer bottle w/ dish soap + water
scrub brush (like a dishwashing brush)

spray the soapy water at the headliner, brush away any stubborn stains *lightly*, blot paper towel dry
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:02 PM   #8
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How do you all go about cleaning your seats and headliner? I have an 08 WRX and often get spilled juice on my seats. Whats the best way to get these out? Some are turning into slight stains.
sticky seats.... ew...! probably needs to be steam cleaned. a good carwash should be able to do that, or you could rent a steam vac at home depot./
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:23 PM   #9
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WTH. Just go to Pepboys or whatever and buy a headliner cleaner. I have one made by Mothers and you just spray it on and dirt wipes off. It's simple. You don't need steamers and all this BS
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:28 PM   #10
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How do you all go about cleaning your seats and headliner? I have an 08 WRX and often get spilled juice on my seats. Whats the best way to get these out? Some are turning into slight stains.
For the non cloth surfaces I just use disinfectant wipes. But I'd like to know what to use on the cloth surfaces as well.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:34 PM   #11
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bissel green machine or similar contraption.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:58 PM   #12
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bissel green machine or similar contraption.

Yup, rent a carpet cleaner from the store that has the hand attachment.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:44 PM   #13
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I have 3 important rules that does wonders for all my car interiors... No drinking, No eating, No smoking and uhmm let's make it 4 rules and No sex in my car LOL
3 rules seems like plenty
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:52 AM   #14
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3 rules seems like plenty
yeah I agree, 4 is too many
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:13 PM   #15
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I've used the magic shoe cleaner it works good. You can get it at most malls.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:53 PM   #16
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I steam clean mine after I spray it down with extreme clean from pro's choice. If not, then take it to detail shop to have them steam clean the car. I know my local honda dealer does full detail for $150.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:55 PM   #17
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yeah I agree, 4 is too many
that^^ and who doesn't like sex... excuse me hot women, no you cannot have sex with me in my awesome car, i know, stains!! haha
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:33 AM   #18
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I used one of those bissel green machines. I thought it was kind of junk. The bissel pet cleaner is top notch. I figured I was better off to spray the solution on with squirt bottle, then use a stiff bristle brush and then vacuum it up with my wet/dry shop vac.
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:56 PM   #19
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Oxiclean, mixed with distilled water, apply/dab lightly with a Magic Eraser. Worked amazing on my VW with headliner stains from the sunroof being left open a few times.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:47 AM   #20
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ok everyone seems to be giving out advice on the headliners. anyways have any experience with the 04/05 wrx seats? mine arent that dirty but they look kinda faded (maybe cuz the dust buildup?) i want to clean them as well as i can.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:37 PM   #21
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Oxiclean works well for seats too. Brought back some darkness on my VW seats.

The seats are fabric over automotive seat foam - you can get things fairly wet, as long as you can dry in the sun to prevent mildew etc.. Or just remove and hand wash the covers, but you'll likely need to redo the hog rings and what not.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:25 AM   #22
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No drinking and eating is impossible especially with kids.
Spoken like a true parent, I too was a cleanliness nazi pre-child, now it just won't happen or if it does your life sucks anyway due to a screaming kid in the back.
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:25 PM   #23
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i repeat do not leave windows open at the taco stand birds have good aim with thier poop
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:55 PM   #24
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has anybody tried the 3m Scotchguard foaming multipurpose cleaner?

I saw this at Walmart and I was looking for both a cleaner/protector.

I have the 05 black cloth seats so I have no idea if this would be a good cleaner or not. Any opinions?
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:02 PM   #25
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it sounds amazing! cleaning AND protecting? we should get them to sponsor a DIY walkthrough =]

anyone in Minneapolis have friends at 3M HQ?
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