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Old 10-14-2019, 10:45 AM
jrbsr jrbsr is offline
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Question What is the best way to clean cloth seats?

I have a 2010 4x4 xlt Ranger with gray cloth seats.
When water gets on them what ever is in the cushioning under the seat covers comes out and looks terrible.
It looks like something is spilled on them.
What is the best wat way to deep clean the seats?

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Old 10-14-2019, 03:31 PM
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Default Re: What is the best way to clean cloth seats?

Steam cleaner then foaming cleaner, suck out with a wet/dry vac.


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Old 10-15-2019, 12:35 AM
Bob C. of Indiana Bob C. of Indiana is offline
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Default Re: What is the best way to clean cloth seats?

When I first got my truck, I took it to a detailer and they pulled the seats out and power washed them and wet vacuumed them.Drove home on towels and ran a fan through the interior for a day and they looked like new.
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Old 10-15-2019, 08:27 AM
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Default Re: What is the best way to clean cloth seats?

Seat covers

I have Carrhart covers on my seats
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Old 10-17-2019, 06:58 PM
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Default Re: What is the best way to clean cloth seats?

You'll need to deep clean them by getting them wet enough to get down to the grime in the foam. This would require a good bit of water. Steam cleaning can work too, if you are patient enough with it.

I would suggest whatever method you use, to make sure you get the seat good and hot when you are drying it, to reduce the chance of "that musty smell"
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Old 10-19-2019, 12:59 PM
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Default Re: What is the best way to clean cloth seats?

When I installed 2004 seats in my 2001, before putting them in I steam cleaned them one section at a time. We put a little bit of upholstery cleaner in the water too. The steam cleaning did an EXCELLENT job and it didn't leave them wet at all really. I put them out in the sun (they're black seats) for about 6-8 hours and they were dry as a bone.

They were in TERRIBLE shape before I cleaned them, with a lot of coffee staining in the middle if the drivers seat. ALL of it came out.
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