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Old 12-13-2004, 09:36 PM   #1
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Default How to keep the 04+ seats clean.

I drive with my windows down a lot and dust kind of builds up quickly in my car. That being said, along with the getting in and out of my car (hands/arms rubbing on seat), and the norm wear, my seats get rather dirty over time. I've vacumed them before and not all the dirt come out of the crevises because of the mesh design. Some places are turning a "dust\dirt" color. How do I keep them nice, black, & clean?
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Old 12-14-2004, 09:09 AM   #2
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This link may have some useful info

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Old 12-14-2004, 09:43 AM   #3
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Get a "steam" cleaner with a wand attachment. Cost $$$$, but you can use it in the house, too.
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Old 12-14-2004, 11:00 AM   #4
ydant
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My worst problem is stuff (dirt, food, and other stuff) gets stuck in the webbing and is impossible to get out. I'm really tempted to take it in somewhere to get steam cleaned...
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Old 12-14-2004, 02:43 PM   #5
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My worst problem is stuff (dirt, food, and other stuff) gets stuck in the webbing and is impossible to get out. I'm really tempted to take it in somewhere to get steam cleaned...
WERD. Same here.
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Old 12-14-2004, 02:52 PM   #6
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i got paint on my seat, i guess this wont help
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Old 12-14-2004, 04:19 PM   #7
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It may be too late for this but when the seats are new coat them with scotch guard. It helps to seal the fabric so dust, stains, etc come off easier. Have yours professionally steam cleaned then buy a can of scotch guard and seal them.
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:56 PM   #8
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Or stop eating in the car
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Old 12-14-2004, 09:43 PM   #9
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Scrub them with a stiff brush and a mix of woolite/water 1/3 and use a vacuum to take up the excess water. If you can find Folex it works well but I don't know about the availablity in FL check target.

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Old 12-15-2004, 03:04 PM   #10
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I wanna be where the guy above me is too!
You know what kills me, she's single at the moment and in an interview she said she was lonely. "Come home baby! We need you!"
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Old 12-15-2004, 04:18 PM   #11
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what do you guys think of seat covers.... any good ones
sheep skin ummmm ?
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Old 12-15-2004, 08:19 PM   #12
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I was looking for good seat covers for my STI but I was curious about how they would get along with the side air bags?
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Old 12-15-2004, 09:17 PM   #13
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This one would look awesome in your STI:

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Old 12-15-2004, 09:18 PM   #14
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And NO INTERFERENCE with your seat air bags!
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Old 12-15-2004, 11:16 PM   #15
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i got paint on my seat, i guess this wont help
I don't know what kind of paint you have there, but "Goof Off 2" works on dried latex paint...it will take stuff that's been dried for years out of household carpet. It's a water base pump spray; I don't recall where I found it. Says it's good for "most upholstery" on label, too.

BTW, the Folex that someone mentioned, is carried by WalMart. I found it in the household cleaner aisle (grocery section) in a Super WalMart, and that stuff DOES work great on 04 WRX seats for generic stains...don't know about paint, tho.
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