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« on: February 25, 2005, 11:20:32 AM »

Goodness.. what do all of you use to clean your interiors? I have blue coral shampoo and I WAS using a plastic brissel brush. It seems the brush and the seat material (some of the cheapest I have ever seen in a car sadly) do not get along too well. It is causing the material to pill up.

Any suggestions for us as we got a 3 yr old son that enjoys to dump everyting he can on the seats..

TIA..

PS.. Honestly.. if I can score a good deal. I am going to switch to the Rally leatrher interior in the future.
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2005, 11:26:36 AM »

Seriously consider getting the seat covers. They have saved my cloth seats from certain damage. Or at the least, put a large sheet over the back seat.

As for cleaning, use a sponge and some upholstery cleaner. The brush, as you said, is too harsh. Tuff Stuff is pretty good at getting spots out.
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2005, 11:48:19 AM »

On cloth in cars anymore don't ever use a brush.  I recommend like Krystl said a sponge.  The headliner is even more delicate than the seats.  
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2005, 12:26:18 PM »

Thanks !!! Cheesy  
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2005, 08:57:28 AM »

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The headliner is even more delicate than the seats.
Just be very glad you dont have cherry shlushie spattered on your headliner( That will take hours of cleaning n dabbing,,,,I know this from experience! <_< )

On my cloth seats I used my household Hoover floor scrubber attachment that only had the suction and no brush. I just gave the seats a good spray down with the upulstery cleaner solution and rinsed it with some scalding hot water with the sucker.
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2005, 12:31:01 AM »

I have always had good luck with preston cleaner comes in a red can with a brush on it..Its  been a lifesaver..just put it on if a bad stain I will brush it in if not spray on and dab let dry and vacum it off.. yet to fail to get anything out...when i got the aztek back from my cousin who took it to new mexico...when i got it back seats were a mess and the mats were black...no joke they were black..the tan mats that is...seats where ok as soon as i clen'd them took 3 trys on the mats,but all is back to new again  
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2005, 10:05:07 AM »

Krystl is right.....get the seat covers!!  Thery're easier to clean, they don't show dirt as much and they will save you the agravaation of trying to clean something that's stained.  If you have kids who are being kids and making a mess in your Tek, I would even consider getting after market covers and changing them every few months to save yourself the agravaation.    
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2005, 10:12:37 AM »

My rear seat cover is getting destroyed by my dog. There were a few rips which I fixed with iron on patches. Now there are 2 more long rips from her nails I have to patch before they get really bad. The covers are starting to look like crap, but I guess it's better the covers than my seats.
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2005, 02:59:22 PM »

There's a professional carpet cleaner spray called pile driver, comes in a white can with orange '70's looking logo.  My apartment complex uses the stuff to clean up college student messes.  This has taken out all manner of nasty things from my carpet.  
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