February 27, 2007Living up here in the Pacific Northwest (as beautiful as it is) means encountering a lot of rain. My 2006 Cruiser has the gray Bauhaus cloth seats, which I'm finding stain VERY easily from the rain. Does anyone else have this problem with this material? Any suggestions on how to clean the seats and prevent them from looking so bad (other than putting seat covers on them)? Thanks.
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February 27, 2007Steam vac? Heh.. Or seat covers, but you ruled that out already.
February 27, 2007We are fortunate enough to have a resident profesional detailer here on the site. He goes by the name Candyman. Give him a shout. He is very good with his information. You can find him on the car care forum all the time. Just be aware that he also drives long distance trucks so give him time too respond.
February 27, 2007ditto on what droptop just posted. Candyman is awesome on giving detailed advice on such topics. the steamvac idea is a good one as well. I have the same seats as you do. And boy do they stain quick. I tried the steamvac once and it made a differnce. only thing is though it doesn't prevent it from getting dirty again. so the seatcovers idea isn't a bad one. especially if you are into carshows, meet and greets. etc... you can take the seat covers off when you go to those events. that way you can show off how clean your car is. (even though it may not be) so yeah, hope that helps.
February 28, 2007What about after you steam clean the seats, put a stainguard spray on them? I know my wife got a kit a long time ago for her VW New Beetle and it worked great.
February 28, 2007PTC just said it. All the auto stores sell "ScotchGard" in a spray can. It does help. Just bought a new 2007 KIA Rondo for the wife the other day and the dealer tried to sell us paint and seat protection for over $1000. Refused that and the next day I covered the front of the car with Rjex and sprayed all the seats with ScotchGard. Figured I just pocketed the $1000 the dealer wanted.
January 2, 2012I`m planning to do the rocking seat repair next weekend. Is there anything else I can do, aside from replacing the lumbar bladders, while the cheap seat cover is out for the repair? I`ve noticed the electric motor that drives the power seat has been running slower like it`s laboring. Any special lubing I need to do to bring things back to normal?