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    Want your STI seats clean?

    In a quest to see what works best on the STI seats I have tried Blue Coral and Tuff Stuff. Both work great but it still don't bring up the mashed in dirt that's in the perforation of the Suede or whatever the blue material is. So today I see DuPont Teflon Carpet/Upholstery cleaner, it's almost $5 a spray bottle and well it's made by DuPont so you cant go wrong! I came home vacuumed the seats and went at it. The directions say to soak liberally and by god I did, and since this is a pump spray with liquid instead of a spray foam the soapy liquid gets down into the perforation holes instead of the other cleaners that are a spray foam that just sits on top of the fabric and over sprays everywhere when you spray it. I let the cleaner sit for about 10 mins, more than the 2-3 that's recommended. Next I took a white microfiber towel (so I can see the dirt on the towel) and rubbed from front to back going only in one direction. The more I wiped the blacker the white towel got! After the initial wiping I took a second clean microfiber towel and blotted up anything soap that's left. Looking at the seats now I cannot believe how clean they are, they look brand new! The cleaner lifted the dirt that was embedded into the perforations and well I am just amazed. Also with the Teflon it is supposed to prevent stains and keep cleaning easier. I would recommend this to anyone with STI seats that need some TLC (tender loving cleaning). Oh and it smells good too!


    DuPont™ Teflon™ Carpet/Upholstery Cleaner is the only carpet and upholstery cleaner with unique Teflon® finish protectors. It leaves an invisible non-stick barrier that helps keep your carpet cleaner longer by resisting re-soiling. It also contains tough stain removers designed to take out grease, grime, dust and other tough stains.
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    nice! ill pick up a bottle.

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    Get 2 bottles... 1 bottle did both front seats since you have to use it liberally. I wonder what it would do for my carpet? LOL! I'd have to get like 5 bottles....
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    Yeah man it works i searched and searched three diffrent places but couldnt find the dupont stuff so i got some upolstery cleaner from scotchgaurd it was a spary bottle alos not that foaming stuff and ill be damned if the white rag i used didtn become dirty as hell and my seats look brand spanking new now
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    WOW one bottle just for the front!?
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    Nah i dont know how dirty his seats were but i only used like 20 sprays on my driversa seat and its clean as hell
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    Nah i dont know how dirty his seats were but i only used like 20 sprays on my driversa seat and its clean as hell
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    nice.. I'll have to get some and see how much dirt I can wipe up. Good find!
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    what store did you buy this from?
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    I got mine the ScotchGaurd one from PepBoys
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    i got mine at Advanced Auto and it took out 6 month old dog puke.
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    nice do you have to clean with water after your done? or just get it up with a cloth?
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    i soaked it up w/ the vacumn after scrubbing in lil circles to bring up the puke
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    yeah i got mine pretty wet then used a brand new cotton cloth and wiped in circles and looked at the cloth and said GODDAMN it works...i do construction so when i come home im dirty and it took out about 2 years of dirtyness and it looks brand new
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