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Upholstery cleaning

Post by Chris2 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:03 pm

Hi Guys and Girls,

2 weeks ago i picked up my brand new 118D sport and yesterday i took my boss to pick up lunch and the soup burst in the bag, to his defence he let it scald him, but some creeped onto the part of the seat which extends out (for the thigh i think) whats the best product to get it cleaned up without rubbing at i don't want to bobble it, i noticed the interior upholstery was a bit sturdier than my old 116i se so hopefully it will come off easier.

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Re: Upholstery cleaning

Post by Anthony » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:11 pm

Use Remi! I mean ask Remi, her husband runs a leather business and he is probably the most authoritative person on any aspect of leather care from simple cleaning to complete restorations.

I would normally use Leather Soap, from any saddlers.

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Re: Upholstery cleaning

Post by Chris2 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:18 pm

Anthony wrote:Use Remi! I mean ask Remi, her husband runs a leather business and he is probably the most authoritative person on any aspect of leather care from simple cleaning to complete restorations.

I would normally use Leather Soap, from any saddlers.
Thanks for help but its not leather its like a sturdy cloth!
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Re: Upholstery cleaning

Post by marco_polo » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:19 pm

Assuming it's a cloth seat: I'd source a wet vac from somewhere, then wet the area with water and carefully suck out the watered down soup. Usually the quicker you get to it, the better the result, get to it!
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Re: Upholstery cleaning

Post by Chris2 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:21 pm

Thanks Marco... if i cant get a wet vax (i actually think my mum might have one though) is there and spray and leave type foam i can get?
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Re: Upholstery cleaning

Post by marco_polo » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:28 pm

You can buy foam dry cleaning products which claim to make stains rise to the surface, from most good motor factors. I've never got particularly good results using them though.

It's worth checking the colour-fastness of your seat fabric, before you start spraying cleaners around. Test on an inconspicuous area if possible, or you might end up with a much bigger problem than spilled soup.
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Re: Upholstery cleaning

Post by Anthony » Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:59 pm

Chris2 wrote:
Anthony wrote:Use Remi! I mean ask Remi, her husband runs a leather business and he is probably the most authoritative person on any aspect of leather care from simple cleaning to complete restorations.

I would normally use Leather Soap, from any saddlers.
Thanks for help but its not leather its like a sturdy cloth!
Opps sorry I do not know why I assumed/pressumed that it was leather
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As marco_polo has said and perhaps ask  mum to clean it. She might well know how to go about it.

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Post by JonD » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:59 pm

You could try autosmart brisk foam, works very well on upholstery etc its a dry foam cleaner like Marco describes. There ate other similar product such as Groom which is available from Halfords but its no where near as good.

This is just one place that stocks it http://www.clbcarcare.co.uk/AutoSmart-Brisk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Upholstery cleaning

Post by Octavius » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:01 pm

JonD wrote:You could try autosmart brisk foam, works very well on upholstery etc its a dry foam cleaner like Marco describes. There ate other similar product such as Groom which is available from Halfords but its no where near as good.

This is just one place that stocks it http://www.clbcarcare.co.uk/AutoSmart-Brisk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Upholstery cleaning

Post by JonD » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:07 pm

Blackbmw120d wrote:
JonD wrote:You could try autosmart brisk foam, works very well on upholstery etc its a dry foam cleaner like Marco describes. There ate other similar product such as Groom which is available from Halfords but its no where near as good.

This is just one place that stocks it http://www.clbcarcare.co.uk/AutoSmart-Brisk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Upholstery cleaning

Post by rojer » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:40 pm

I recently bought this: http://www.autobritedirect.co.uk/index. ... eaner.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I used it today on the seats of my wife's Mini Cooper D, well the passengers seat for now. It worked great. When I do the drivers seat in the next few days I will post before and after shots.
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Re: Upholstery cleaning

Post by Valyz » Thu May 09, 2013 8:32 pm

I had the same problem and I used a wet vacuum. I highly recommend it.

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Re: Upholstery cleaning

Post by Valyz » Thu May 09, 2013 8:38 pm

If the vacuum doesn't work then you can always ask a professional cleaner near you.

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Re: Upholstery cleaning

Post by Blackroc » Thu May 09, 2013 8:41 pm

rojer wrote:I recently bought this: http://www.autobritedirect.co.uk/index. ... eaner.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I used it today on the seats of my wife's Mini Cooper D, well the passengers seat for now. It worked great. When I do the drivers seat in the next few days I will post before and after shots.
Yup FAB is awesome on interior leather, fabric and trim cleaning - it's a one product wonder for the interior, it's that good!

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Re: Upholstery cleaning

Post by Octavius » Thu May 09, 2013 9:33 pm

Just had a bottle of FAB delivered but haven't had time to try it yet.
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