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 Post subject: Wash seat covers
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:10 pm 
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Hi
I wondered if anyone had had any luck with removing the standard seat covers to wash them off the car—-and did you get them back on again??
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Ian


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 Post subject: Re: Wash seat covers
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:07 pm 
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if your seats are badly soiled it may be best to just replace them with some from a scrapyard, if just a bit grubby try using a carpet/upholstery cleaner, or you can remove the seats and scrub them and or pressure wash them
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 Post subject: Re: Wash seat covers
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:35 am 
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Getting seat covers back on properly is a skill that needs practice.

I agree with 93fxcdl try cleaning the seats with the covers fitted first.

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 Post subject: Re: Wash seat covers
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:36 am 
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Another alternative might be to pop into a valeting service and get a price to do it right.


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 Post subject: Re: Wash seat covers
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:30 pm 
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I've used a BISSELL SpotClean PRO Portable Carpet Cleaner and it worked well on a C1 with grey/back fabric seats and a Fiat Panda with grey/orange seats - both pretty grubby. Comes in at about £130 and you'll soon make your money back compared to paying for a decent valet. Can use it on car carpets (obs), head linings and around the house for high traffic areas or stains. Wouldn't suggest trying to do a whole room with it though.

Some thoughts:-

* If the seats are really bad then you may need to clean them a couple of times.
* For bad stains try an old paintbrush with the bristles chopped down to about 3cm and work in Halfords Upholstery Cleaner to soften them up first.
* The carpet cleaner does a pretty good job of pulling the water out of the seats, but do make sure that you dry the interior out well afterwards. I found that 3-4 hours on a windy dry day with all the doors open was enough.
* Once you've got them clean and dry treat them to a coat of Scotchgard - it's about a fiver for a can and it really works.
* Use the proper BISSELL cleaning fluid - it's good stuff.
* Don't try to take the covers off - you'll never get them back on!

Hope that this helps :-)


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