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Car Upholstery Stain Removal Tips?

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lilly
1017 Rider Guru
 Posted 11¬†months, 1¬†week ago

We have a new article in our newsroom on removing stains from your car seat upholstery. I am curious if anyone on here has any unique tips that are not covered in this article, any crazy products that actually work? 

I have a toddler who creates a mess in my car ¬†and the other day I took some baby wipes to the back seat and they actually did a surprising job of getting a lot of the stains out. I now use baby wipes to clean almost everything ūüėā Probably more because I always have them easily on hand.

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    bettyvanwhy
    176 Rider
     11¬†months ago

    Whenever I think of funny remedies I think of Windex from "My big fat greek wedding". That was possibly the best product placement in history.

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    outlandish
    204 Rider Driver
     11¬†months ago

    Not for upholstery, but for the plastic parts of the car -- Goo Gone works really well for some things. Worth having in the arsenal. I once had a mom and her kid in the back. The kid was coloring and decided to draw on the door. Goo Gone was the only thing that I found that gets crayon off easily.

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      lilly
      OP 1017 Rider Guru
       11¬†months ago

      I could never get goo gone to work that well, I always found I had to seriously scrub whenever I used it. However, a few weeks ago I tried to get some tape off my windows from the previous owners and I put the goo gone on and let it sit then wiped it off with soapy water and it came off so easily! I guess I always missed the soapy water step ūüėā

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    momof4
    8153 Rider Driver
     11¬†months ago

    Goo Gone is also good.

    Sticky messes, chewing gum, old or new stains on fabric use Krud Kutter for carpets.

     Zep Degreaser or Dawn for grease.

     Baby wipes actually are good for a lot of stains. 

    Magic Erasers are awesome for everything. 

    WD40 will work to get crayon, permanent blk marker, and stickers off car. 

    Mixture of baking soda and peroxide make a paste can be used on just about anything. Just need to let it sit for an hour or longer if its old, thick, greasy, crusty things:)

    Vinegar and baking soda. It does fizz up just be careful. This also works great on slow drains let sit for few hours and wash down with hot water.

    I have an older vehicle 2004 Honda Pilot. Need to keep it up and looking good. Always used Armour All products for my car since the 80's. I now use Maguire's High shine detailer for inside of car (plastic, rubber) makes your dash, door panels, look brand new. They have a bottle to use on outside of car trim, bumper, etc... will make you...

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    Goo Gone is also good.

    Sticky messes, chewing gum, old or new stains on fabric use Krud Kutter for carpets.

     Zep Degreaser or Dawn for grease.

     Baby wipes actually are good for a lot of stains. 

    Magic Erasers are awesome for everything. 

    WD40 will work to get crayon, permanent blk marker, and stickers off car. 

    Mixture of baking soda and peroxide make a paste can be used on just about anything. Just need to let it sit for an hour or longer if its old, thick, greasy, crusty things:)

    Vinegar and baking soda. It does fizz up just be careful. This also works great on slow drains let sit for few hours and wash down with hot water.

    I have an older vehicle 2004 Honda Pilot. Need to keep it up and looking good. Always used Armour All products for my car since the 80's. I now use Maguire's High shine detailer for inside of car (plastic, rubber) makes your dash, door panels, look brand new. They have a bottle to use on outside of car trim, bumper, etc... will make your car look like new. Prices for their products are reasonable at Wal Mart.  

    I am OCD when it comes to cleaning. Tested many products out there.  The above products have worked on anything I've ever needed them for. I have a few other things that have been suggested for cars. Interior and exterior (paint), rims, and tires. Once I try them myself and see they work I'll post. Dont like to suggest anything unless I know they work. 


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      lilly
      OP 1017 Rider Guru
       11¬†months ago

      Another vote for my baby wipe hack! :)

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        momof4
        8153 Rider Driver
         11¬†months ago

        My 3 boys had reflux as infants. Especially my 1st one puked evety bottle like the exorcist movie:) Baby Wipes were my best friend:)