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    Cloth cleaning

    What is everyone using to clean their cloth seats? I have black seats and they look a little dirty, what product will not make my seats look faded? Thanks

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    bump, anyone w/ any info? Any how-to link to clean cloth seats?

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    No matter what product you use, the key is to NOT get the seats too soapy or too wet. Moisten them with a light mist of a cleaner. Meguiar's has a very good product:

    http://www.meguiars.com/?cloth-carpe...terior-Cleaner
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    Originally posted by Pete-FWA
    No matter what product you use, the key is to NOT get the seats too soapy or too wet. Moisten them with a light mist of a cleaner. Meguiar's has a very good product:

    http://www.meguiars.com/?cloth-carpe...terior-Cleaner
    Funny you mentioned that product, because I was actually looking at it right now. Will that product fade or leave any residue to the cloth seats? How would I go about using that product? Do I just spray some on a towel and wipe down my seats? There's some white spots (dust) that I can't take out with a vaccum, will this product take it out?

    Thanks

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    It's a pretty safe product, but the directions say (they have to) to test a spot first. I've not had a problem with it. The white spots might take some spraying and scrubbing with a brush. If you don't have an extractor, the next best thing is a strong shop vac to pull as much out as you can before toweling the material.

    Lightly spray on
    Brush, if necessary
    Extract
    Towel
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    ^^^
    Will the vaccum from my house with the extender work? I don't have a shop-vac, but is it worth the investment? Thanks for the help



    Someone should do a how-to write up for cloths. I'm sure alot of people have cloths interior and will be useful information.

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    No, it won't work because most home/uprights are NOT wet/dry capable. If you **** water into one of those, you will ruin the motor and other components.
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    hahah, I thought so too. That's what I've been using to vacuum my interior, but haven't tried sucking up water.
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    A good shop vac (3+ hp) IS a good investment because it has so many uses...I've even heard of people using them for stuff other than car care

    I have a 3.5hp unit that I use to dry vacuum the car, as an extractor for shampooing interiors (cloth/carpet cleaning), I use the crevice attachment to get water out of seams, mirrors and other areas after washing. I've even been known to bring it inside the house and vacuum our hardwood floors.
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    Yea, I thought so too. I'll pick one up this weekend to see if I can remove most of the white dust (I think that's what it is) on the seats. The guy I bought it from purchase the car new and took out the seats after 5000 miles. He stored the seats in his garage for over a year so there are some dust build up. My house vac got some out, but they still look dirty on black seats.

    There's also a little hole I'm trying to fix...Any suggestions?

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