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Old 06-23-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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Yes I know this issue has been brought up before. Many people say that using a Bissle is your best bet. But I also heard shampooing works as well. But my question is how well would a gas station shampoo cleaner work?
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:10 PM   #2
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I've used blue coral upholstery cleaner in the past and it has always worked well for me. Just follow the directions and color test it first. U can pick it up at pretty much any parts store.
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:01 PM   #3
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i work at home depot tool rental and they rent a carpet cleaner with a hand attachment for 20 bucks for 4 hours. It works wonders on my seats with usually get piss stains from puppies along with spilling of all kinds of crap from friends. Just a quick suggestion.
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:09 PM   #4
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Okay, do would you not recommend a gas station steamer?
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:37 PM   #5
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i honestly wouldnt know due to the fact that i have never used one. If its cheaper definitley try it because steam can clean a bit better than vacuum/water and shampoo.
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:11 PM   #6
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I used the steamer/shampooer machine at a car dealership when i worked there and it was great for the floors, but you gotta be careful not to create pulls in the seats if the vacuum head isnt smooth. Ive seen replacement plastic covers at places, but i only had an old metal one :/
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:33 PM   #7
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I borrowed a shampooer for an 07 2.5i (basically the same seats, but a lighter color) they were pretty stained, and it took pretty much everything out. It also sucked a ton of soda out of one seat that somebody spilled. Worked great.
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http://honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=1850276

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Old 06-24-2012, 06:09 PM   #10
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I've used the gas station cleaner...did an awesome job
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:35 PM   #11
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Tuff Stuff and an upholstery brush.
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:27 AM   #12
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Tuff Stuff and an upholstery brush.


Tuff Stuff works great. An upholstery brush will help, too. Make sure to dry the seats out well with a fan, whether or not you're going to use a steam cleaner. However, a steam cleaner will yield the best results without doubt.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:21 AM   #13
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Went to Home Depot and rented there carpet cleaner, did an amazing job. I would recommend this to anyone, thanks to everyone who recommended it to me!

I will post before & after pictures tomorrow
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:32 PM   #14
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I just went to a auto detailer and got a shampoo.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:03 AM   #15
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has anyone had any experience with the product to make the seats a bit darker? the dust collecting up and it being old is starting to make the seats fade.
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