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Old 06-10-2012, 10:44 AM   #1
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Default 05 STi Seats Wearing down

I guess the best way to describe this would be the seats are wearing down from the constant sitting on the suede material. Anyway anyone ever experience this and know whats causing it? Any ideas on fixing this problem besides replacing the seat?

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Old 06-10-2012, 11:00 AM   #2
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I believe and this could be wrong since i'm assuming suede works in the same general rule as carpet, but dirt has a lot of jagged edges and are basically tiny little razors. When you put your anoos upon the seat it moves this dirt thus cutting the fibers of the carpet. I don't know of anything if there is anything at all that will get this to go away now that it's already happened but to further slow this process or in the future if you purchase a new seat i would recommend either using a home carpet shampooer or having a detailing shop or even stanley steemer(you know the ones who clean the carpet in your house. And yes they do car interiors) to get all that dirt out and then vacuum on a regular basis.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:02 AM   #3
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Yeah, just keep it clean! I have an 05 and mine look nothing like that.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:03 AM   #4
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Oh and i forgot i am guessing some of that will come out as well when whichever way you decide to clean the carpet it will get a little of that stuff that is starting to fray off so it won't look as bad. Hopefully but don't quote me on that it is just a maybe/hopefully type deal.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:07 AM   #5
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okay im going to try that today. i just finished detailing the outside yesturday im working on the inside today.

Pic of the outside, i do like to keep my car clean
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:10 AM   #6
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What all did you do exterior wise? Looks pretty good though man
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:15 AM   #7
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What all did you do exterior wise? Looks pretty good though man
washed, clay bar, polished and buffed with DA Buffer, waxed, and stained trim back to black was fading a bit.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:58 PM   #8
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washed, clay bar, polished and buffed with DA Buffer, waxed, and stained trim back to black was fading a bit.
Nice dude!!! Was there a ton of swirl marks in it or did you classify that in the polishing part? Hahaha but no the car looks crispin for sure! Good luck with the seat let me know how things turn out.
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:04 PM   #9
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:56 PM   #10
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Nice dude!!! Was there a ton of swirl marks in it or did you classify that in the polishing part? Hahaha but no the car looks crispin for sure! Good luck with the seat let me know how things turn out.
I usually do this same process once a year so there wasn't to much to polish out. I just do it to get it as close to showroom as i can. I dont bother with the wheels cause they are black and coated with brake dust.
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:05 PM   #11
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They look pretty flat anyways so theres not much to shine up anyways haha. I kind of like the more basic i guess you would say "industrial" type rims it appears more like you mean business than you can't even park next to a curb in fear of putting a little scratch on your rim haha. The car looks good man keep up the good work
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:11 PM   #12
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The 04 seats I had in my Bugeye did the same thing, the seats in my 05 STi never developed that problem.

You could try one of those battery powered sweater lint eaters on the seats.

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Old 06-10-2012, 02:24 PM   #13
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The 04 seats I had in my Bugeye did the same thing, the seats in my 05 STi never developed that problem.

You could try one of those battery powered sweater lint eaters on the seats.

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Ill give that a shot after i try the carpet cleaner with a brush thanks!
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:27 PM   #14
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Well i tried that battery powered lint brush and it did help alot. Looks lots better now. thanks!

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stained trim back to black was fading a bit.
what with? I have a similar issue with my trim.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:05 PM   #16
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what with? I have a similar issue with my trim.
I used this: http://www.autogeek.net/motbactrimca.html worked very good for me. I got it real quick at auto zone with my cabin air filter when i went. If thats not what your looking for try this: http://www.detailersdomain.com/Adams...VRT_p_222.html its a bit pricey but ive heard it works good to.
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:59 AM   #17
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thanks! I think the VRT is what I will need
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I have the same thing happening with my seats. They are wearing down in the same spot, but mine is caused from my wallet being in the same back pocket day after day after day lol Wore the pants out too and created a hole in the back pocket.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:25 PM   #19
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I have the same thing happening with my seats. They are wearing down in the same spot, but mine is caused from my wallet being in the same back pocket day after day after day lol Wore the pants out too and created a hole in the back pocket.
i never thought of that. i too put my wallet in my back pocket. maybe ill take it out when im in the car from now on.
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