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Old 11-07-2007, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How to clean car interior fabric without making it wet

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My car has orange stains that have been set a long time ago. I've cleaned the upholdtery fabric with car upholstery nad fabric cleaner and the stains did not go. How can I clean the carpet and upholstery without wetting the fabric and making it wet?
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Old 11-08-2007, 12:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I just spilled some string bean juice on my car seat. I'd like to hear some suggestions as well- I was going to febreeze it, but I doubt that will work.

Edit: I wouldn't mind learning ways to clean the seat even if it involves getting the seat wet as well.
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Old 11-09-2007, 03:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There is a carpet cleaning product called Capture that used to be available at Sears. It works wonderfully on carpet and therefore should also work on other fabric. It is a powder you rub around and then vacum up.
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Old 11-09-2007, 03:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You eat canned string beans in your car?

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A lot of good products exist for cleaning cars. Check out the nearest mega mart. Look for one of those foaming products with the plastic brush nozzle.
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I did some detailing for a while. I would use either oxiclean or woolite mixed 10 parts water to 1 part woolite. I did wet the interior, used a brush dipped in solution. Then would shopvac the interior to pull out most of the solution. Then would use a spray bottle with water to rinse more solution out, followed by shopvac. Leaving the car running with the heater blasting for a couple of hours while polishing and waxing the exterior would dry out the car. Even worked in 40 deg. temps.
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Old 11-10-2007, 01:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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No, it was a tray of string beans from a Chinese buffet. I was bringing the stuff back for a lunch/conference thing.

I'll see what I can find at the stores.
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