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I know I should read the manual but what the heck
Ok I got a piece of chocolate rubbed into the drivers seat. So I rubbed it with a damp cloth, with water nothing else... Now I have a water stain and a faint chocolate stain. What shoudl I use to clean this seat properly?
 

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I did something dumb a few weeks after we got our E, I used a spray cleaner on the seats and the side of the passenger seat was slightly discolored by the spray.

I was trying different cleaners each time I cleaned the interior of my E and a few weeks later I tried Murphy's Oil Soap.... and it did the trick, I really is nice on the plastic panels, the entire interior and it got the discoloration out of the passenger seat. The smell is very nice as well.

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Yes, I had the same problem! I was just wiping down the inside with a sponge and diluted cleaner and the next day I noticed the driver's seat was discolored, like it was still wet! I rubbed it with plain water a couple of times and it looks better now.
jnes: did you dilute the Murphey's?
 

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Yes I diluted it according to the instructions. I had repeatedly tried to get my discoloration out. It is now gone after Murphy's.
 

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There is a line of cleaner products called Carbona Stain Devils. They have a special formulation for each type of stain (chocoalte, red wine, gum, etc) They are in small yellow bottles and i found mine at laundry care section at Walmart. I have used them on many types of stains and the results are always very good. Good Luck!
 

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SO FAR ARMOR ALL CLEANING WIPES ARE DOIN PRETTY GOOD FOR ME BUT I HAVE BEEN HEARIN GOOD STUFF ABOUT THAT MURPHYS SOAP SO I WOULD TRY THAT!
 

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This has probably been addressed somewhere but I haven't found it.

What do folks recommend for removing a stain from a seat?

My daughter got something on a seat -- not an awful stain, but an area about the size of a silver dollar that is now a bit darker than the surrounding material.

So far I have only ever wiped down the seats with water -- before I start using a cleaner I want to be sure it's not going to discolor the material or do anything else weird. I've scrubbed at this stain using just a wet cloth, but that didn't do the trick.

I know these seats are supposed to be stain resistant, but I guess they're not stain proof!

Thanks for any advice.

- Steve
 

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Somebody posted that shout wipes work really well (but the spot will take a long time to dry, so it will look a little darker for a while).
 

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Is there a way to wash the seat covers? I don't rememeber what Honda suggest...... cold, warm, hot water, gentle cycle, normal ???

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Sorry I did not get back to this earlier.

I tried a Shout Wipe on the stain, as suggested, and it works great! Those little things do put out a lot of soap, though, so you have to be prepared to spend some time wiping up the suds with water. (I assume that it would not be good to have the stuff dry on there.)

Later, after removing the mystery stain, I discovered where my daughter had spilled some milk that ran all down the side of one seat. It had had several days to dry but was quite visible and unsightly. Wiping with water accomplished nothing. A Shout wipe took it right off.

Good recommendation. Thanks!

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Okay I have calmed down a bit.....so I have a problem, it was my friend's 30th birthday, and everyone in the E (except for the driver) was pretty ummmm well wasted....well in my altered state of mind I said that it was okay for people tosmoke in my car, something that I would not have ever said had I been sober, well no can to use for ash and buts, so everyone was ashing and throwing their buts out the back side windows, well drunken birthday girl's but came flying back into the car and went in between the back of the driver and my E's driver seat.

Well, the driver noticed that it was getting hot, but not before my seat got a little smoke damage....there is no hole....and it doesn't feel like there is any damage to the seat (to the touch), just some black tar residue/smoke damage.....so any suggestions on how to clean this???? The spot is small, and I am probably the only one that notices, but if there is a way to fix it at all I would love top do so!

Any suggestions would be helpful!
 

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I will be buying some shout wipes today when I was out and about. I have Orange Clean and Simple Green here at the house, and will use those if the shout wipes don't work....as they are a bit harsher and will try to use them as a last resort!
 

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Oops, I got a small stain on my seat fabric and need reccomendations on how to remove or fade it. I belive it is a grease type stain. I installed my keyless entry and had a little grease on my hand from a steering wheel part down there and.... well you can guess the rest.

I want advice on good products to try before I go making it worse.

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I ended up using some Dawn dishwashing liquid mixed with a little hot water and swirled that around on the stain followed by a couple of good clean water soaking and wipe ups.

This worked great. It got the stain out and did not leave any visable residue or color change. I am amazed at this fabric. I thought after I rinsed and wiped up that I would have to wait a while for the damp seat to dry. In fact, I wiped up with a dry towel and the seat seemed almost totally dry right away - like it wouldn't allow the water to absorb in too much.

Try the dish soap first, then maybe the heavier solvents (always test any solvent in a hidden spot first).

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Hey Folks!

The best stuff I've found to use on seats, carpets and clothes is FOLEX Instant Spot Remover. This stuff works GREAT!!! Works on pet accidents, grease, ink, red wine, coffee, BLOOD, rust, food (turkey), cosmetics, dirt and most old stains. No rinsing, vacuuming or waiting to see results. Safe for any colorfast carpets and upholstery. Non-magnetic, non-toxic, non-flammable and oder-free. Simply apply a generous amount on the spot, agitate with finger tips and blow with absorbent cloth. SPOTS WILL DISAPPEAR INSTANTLY!

I got all of that off the bottle. I found it at Ralphs Supermarket. They also have a website, www.folex.net .
 

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As a follow-up to any stain removal that uses detergent or solvent of any sort:

1. Get a wet/dry shop vac.
2. Get some warm water.
3. Pour warm water on the spot you just cleaned.
4. Immediately suck the water out with the vac.
5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 until you're confident you've gotten out the detergent/solvent.

Why? The detergent/solvent residue will attract dirt/dust.

I use this process all the time on car/sofa/carpet/whatever (hey, with two kids, two dogs and three cats, I get a lot of practice!).

In fact, just this process alone gets out just about everything except a petroleum by-product (e.g., grease).
 
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