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Old 11-10-2000, 03:13 PM   #1
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Post generic q? about cleaners?

i want to clean the upholstery in my car and have no idea what to do besides the general vacuuming. are there any solvents out on the market? what about scotchguard-type protection things? how long does the process take?

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Old 11-10-2000, 08:28 PM   #2
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There are cleaning solvents of course. Lots of different choices.

Personally I find that my fabric is rarely stained, probably due to the treatment put on by the dealer...it's a sort of spray stuff that supposedly keeps soda, ketchup, etc. from staining. I don't know how it works, but it works. Spraying it yourself shouldn't be too hard. Getting it is another story.

Your best bet may be to get some fabric shampoo or fabric cleaner and a nice scrub brush. Heck, even an old rag will do, but if you really want to get it into the cloth you'll have to scrub it.

For the carpets, use industrial strength carpet cleaner, not the cheap auto carpet cleaner. It's the only thing I know that will get out brake dust, tar, and the other junk that gets on your mats. Remember to get out all the rocks first.
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Old 11-11-2000, 11:54 AM   #3
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thank you, thank you!
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Old 11-11-2000, 05:14 PM   #4
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I have a beige interior, which unfortunately, shows dirt more easily than a darker color. Anyway, I use Turtle Wax Carpet Cleaner + Protector. Got out a few bad stains from the previous owner and a few small coffee stains of my own (before I figured out that the center console is large enough (barely) to hold my large 64 oz. mug required for road trips).

For the plastic trim I use Armorall Detailer's Advantage (the only drawback is that it makes the windshield fog up on cold mornings). I switched to using a general glass cleaner (like glass plus but for automobiles) and that seemed to solve that problem.

Everyone that sees my car usually is impressed and mentions that it looks like a a 96 or 97 instead of the 92 Legacy that it is. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-11-2000, 05:59 PM   #5
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The stuff I use for the plasticky junk and dash is called "UV2" made by Hollander (I just checked.) I can only get it at this one NAPA in Wake Forest. But it's great.

For the carpets, I use something called "BlueMagic" that we had once for the house. Really strong stuff.

For the fabric, well, I don't have to clean mine. Not yet at least.
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