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    car abuse continues - part II the candy fiasco

    This has been a bad month for my car. First, the Cinco de Mayo curbing incident. Now, the Florida Fiasco.

    I went with my wife to Florida and parked in the econo lot at National Airport. LIttle did I realize there was a bag of candy left by some moron friend of ours in the backseat.

    It was hot. It melted. It's a solid lump of candy on the backseat - see bad picture below.

    Any recommendations about how to best remove this? I tried gently scraping with a butter knife - it didn't work, and I'm considering dumping some boiling water to loosen it like i would for wax.

    Any ideas?
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    perhaps a heat gun or hair dryer to warm it up to a gooey temp.....remove what you can until your left with just whats stuck to the seat.......then the hot water on a sponge.........should break down the sugars and not completely soak your seat.
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    Is just plain candy? really warm (hot) water. soak it. wait a few minutes and start soaking it up with a wet sponge or rag.
    Happened to my passanger side floormat and seat. I had some flan in I was bringing back from a dinner party I got invited to. and the caramel syrup(which is just pure sugar and corn syrup) got on the floormat and at the bottom where the seat and back rest meet.
    I just used hot water and a sponge, put some hot water on it with the sponge, waited a lil bit. Came back with the sponge and hotwater and cleaned it right up. No traces of it left.
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    Originally posted by platano
    Is just plain candy?
    Yeah, just plain candy, I guess.

    I really appreciate everyone's help. This forum is by far teh greatest.

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    Originally posted by Vendeta2K
    perhaps a heat gun or hair dryer to warm it up to a gooey temp.....remove what you can until your left with just whats stuck to the seat.......then the hot water on a sponge.........should break down the sugars and not completely soak your seat.
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    My daughter once left silly putty in the backseat of my truck (before WRX).... it was 90+ outside and by the time we finished shopping, I'm sure it was 120+ in the truck... needless to say, the silly putty and seat fabric had become one.

    It was a very quiet ride home.

    My wife used GOOF OFF to get it out. And it all came out... it was bright blue on dark fabric, you'd be able to see it if it didn't all come out. GOOF OFF IS TEH WIN!!

    Of course you may want to test it somewhere that doesn't show as this was Dodge truck fabric and not Subaru fabric.. but it worked. Afterward, she used Simple Green to clean up the oily residue from the Goof Off.

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    OK finally got some time to deal with this - and wax etc. I'm going out with the boiling water now. Report to follow, and if the car looks dope after waxing, pics will be provided.

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    Haven't finished washing yet, but hot water worked great. Thanks again all.

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