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Old December 29th, 2013, 05:13 PM   #1
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cleaning very dirty car interior need help

Picked up a 2008 chevy cobalt today for cheap but the interior is trashed. The chick says her boyfriend worked at a foundry and theres black stains all over the seats and door panels. Armoral cleaned up the doors some but not much. Any ideas or tips would be greatly apprieciated.
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Old December 29th, 2013, 05:16 PM   #2
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Spend a bit on a professional detailing and if need be some seat covers.
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Old December 29th, 2013, 05:23 PM   #3
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there is a product called "tuff stuff", it's a foaming cleanser in an aerosol can it works great on fabric and hard panels.
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Old December 29th, 2013, 05:27 PM   #4
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Awesome from dollar store!
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Old December 29th, 2013, 05:30 PM   #5
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I took a truck on trade this was beyond tuff stuff. Greasy, nasty, didn't even want to put my feet in it. Vacuumed, took it to the quarter wash, select ENGINE DEGREASE, $3.00 later select HIGH PRESSURE SOAP, then rinse it until the water runs clean. Shop vac the remaining water out, crack the windows and put a space heater in for a night.
Your car couldn't be half as bad as this truck tho.
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Old December 29th, 2013, 05:35 PM   #6
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Old December 29th, 2013, 05:56 PM   #7
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The car is pretty bad but im gonna try the tuff stuff. Do the professionals have abilitys for jobs like this or would it be a waste.
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Old December 29th, 2013, 06:11 PM   #8
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Awesome from dollar store!
This stuff does work very well.

Simple green works great too but I'm not a huge fan of the smell.

If you decide to tackle the job yourself I would remove the seats to clean them. It makes the job much easier in my opinion.
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Old December 29th, 2013, 07:20 PM   #9
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The car is pretty bad but im gonna try the tuff stuff. Do the professionals have abilitys for jobs like this or would it be a waste.
I would think they have a lot of tricks and special chemicals to do it.
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Old December 29th, 2013, 07:38 PM   #10
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Power washer soap simple green abd a scrub brush
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Old January 30th, 2014, 01:49 PM   #11
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remove the parts you want cleaned and power wash them
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Old January 30th, 2014, 02:01 PM   #12
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You wouldn't believe what this shit can do.

I used to detail my dad's dakota with tan leather seats. That shit is awesome. (pun intended)

Tuff stuff on the carpet.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 02:04 PM   #13
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Yep remove seat, power wash, remove door panels, power wash. Scrub floor and headliner as good as possible. Bring the seats and door panels inside to dry. In a day or two it'll be good to go. A hot water pressure washer would be better than cold.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 02:08 PM   #14
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Old January 31st, 2014, 09:30 AM   #15
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Quality car care in Whitehall next to Carrs Napa center. We have had them do about a dozen cars that were ROUGH in the last year. They come back looking WAY better.

Let them know the subaru guys sent you, they might cut you a deal. LOL
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Old January 31st, 2014, 06:00 PM   #16
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If you're removing the seat, you might as well powerwash the carpet too. Westley's bleach white, powerwash, then dry. It won't pull the color and it always comes out like new in my experiences.
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Old February 1st, 2014, 06:34 AM   #17
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x2342621345

You wouldn't believe what this shit can do.

I used to detail my dad's dakota with tan leather seats. That shit is awesome. (pun intended)

Tuff stuff on the carpet.
Somehow I am missing the pun here.......
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Old February 1st, 2014, 06:36 AM   #18
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Somehow I am missing the pun here.......

Talking about Awesome cleaner from the Dollar stores.
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Old February 1st, 2014, 06:38 AM   #19
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Yea, still confuseded.
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Old February 1st, 2014, 08:11 AM   #20
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Yea, still confuseded.
Its a Michigan thing, you wouldn't get it.
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