Stain removal

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redlava
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Stain removal

Postby redlava » Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:59 am

Has anybody used Resolve carpet cleaner on the seats. I have a few mystery stains, but I didn't want to mess the seats up if I sprayed it on and I shouldn't have. Thanks.

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Re: Stain removal (redlava)

Postby russ257 » Thu Apr 22, 2004 2:09 pm

test it in an inconspicous area
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Re: Stain removal (redlava)

Postby ragingfish » Thu Apr 22, 2004 2:13 pm

Try spraying some in the seat pocket behind the drivers seat. That way, if it discolours (which I doubt it will), it won't be visible.
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Re: Stain removal (redlava)

Postby Stang2Vibe » Thu Apr 22, 2004 2:28 pm

Should be OK to use the Resolve, but as the others said, test it first. My favorite interior upolstry cleaner is definately Blue Coral's "Dri-Clean". Always did a great job. Works excellent in a steam cleaner also.
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Re: Stain removal (Stang2Vibe)

Postby ArcsVibe » Thu Apr 22, 2004 11:50 pm

I use "Power Out" by Turtle wax for my stain removal and shampooing the interior. Love it and have used it for years in my car. I am a smoker and ask Sub R Vibe if my car smells of smoke.

Try it and let me know.

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Re: Stain removal (ArcsVibe)

Postby ebslopp » Fri Apr 23, 2004 12:01 am

I use my cordless Bissel Spot remover. It dispenses shampoo and then vacuums it up. Very slick and works very well. I once used it to remove a chilli stain from my Civic. How do you get a chilli stain in your car you ask? Well it's a long story involving a slow cooker.
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Postby Winky43402 » Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:22 am

I've used Resolve, works fine, no problems.
I would probably just try water first though.

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Re: (Winky43402)

Postby redlava » Fri Apr 23, 2004 10:17 pm

I tried water yesterday and it didn't work. It must be like ketchup or something from the few times I have eaten in my car. But if resolve works then it won't be there for long. Thanks everyone for your input.

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Re: Stain removal (Stang2Vibe)

Postby Mr. Poopypants » Tue Apr 27, 2004 11:01 pm

Quote, originally posted by Stang2Vibe »
Should be OK to use the Resolve, but as the others said, test it first. My favorite interior upolstry cleaner is definately Blue Coral's "Dri-Clean". Always did a great job. Works excellent in a steam cleaner also.

Get some DRI-Clean and also a little bit of Scotchgard to add into the steamer. It does wonders.

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Re: Stain removal (Mr. Poopypants)

Postby Stang2Vibe » Thu Apr 29, 2004 4:15 pm

Quote, originally posted by Mr. Poopypants »
Get some DRI-Clean and also a little bit of Scotchgard to add into the steamer. It does wonders.

I just bought some Dri-Clean on sale today at Pep Boys and I noticed that it is no longer pink in color, it's now clear.

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Re: Stain removal (Stang2Vibe)

Postby Toasted7 » Wed Jun 23, 2004 2:48 am

Anything to use on the seats... without using some kind of steam cleaner?
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Re: Stain removal (Toasted7)

Postby ragingfish » Wed Jun 23, 2004 3:33 am

I use stoner carpet and upholstery cleaner:

Works magic!

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Re: Stain removal (ragingfish)

Postby savedbyzero » Wed Jun 23, 2004 3:49 am

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That's the stuff! Works very well!
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Re: Stain removal (savedbyzero)

Postby Toasted7 » Wed Jun 23, 2004 10:03 am

Looks like I will be giving that stuff a shot for this weekend Thanx for the tip!

I have been using Stoner's Invisible Glass for a few years now and that stuff is amazing!

Guess they know how to make cleaning products.

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Re: Stain removal (Toasted7)

Postby ragingfish » Wed Jun 23, 2004 10:41 am

I use Stone products almost exclusively in my car care rituals.

The only product of theirs that I feel is kinda sucky is the "Tarminator" bug and tar remover. It doesn't really do a great job getting bugs off.

Other than that, I give them for their product line!

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Re: Stain removal (ebslopp)

Postby MotoAce51 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:44 am

I used a stain remover on the seats and it made it look worse. Discolored the center slightly. It drives me nuts. I did test it and it was fine, so be careful....
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Postby MrsSlocum » Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:46 pm

I'm taking my Vibe within the next week to a place that does that kind of thing. Because my stains are deep down ( from previous owner ) they said it'll take about 3 hours to do. But it's only gonna cost me about $70...I'll spend it and get it done right.

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Re: Stain removal

Postby goodvibesGT » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:39 am

If you want to take out stains use Blue Magic - cheap and effective and agitate the stain with light Brush and then dab the stain with a clean towel and it will come up after a few tries. Don't rub it or it'll get deeper in fibers. If you have a home steam cleaner with nozzle attachment then hit with that after the first steps and viola!

Chemical Guys out of California makes a product called Lighting carpet cleaner that takes out about anything as long as you are patient and do the above steps. I've detailed many cars.

Here's an example:
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