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Old 02 October 2012, 06:35 PM
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Question whats the best thing for cleaning alcantara/suede

i just wondered whats the best product to use on my sti seats , they still had plastic on when i got the car but my dirty assed friends trousers have left marks on them.

would like to get them clean before i cover them up

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Old 02 October 2012, 06:38 PM
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I could be wrong mate, but as far as I'm aware you can only use a suede brush, and that's it
I'm sure I will be corrected shortly
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Old 02 October 2012, 06:48 PM
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http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...a-cleaner.html

give this a try
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I use a combo of autoglym interior shampoo (only a small amount) , warm water , clothes brush, terry towel and my George wet vax.

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I use a combo of autoglym interior shampoo (only a small amount) , warm water , clothes brush, terry towel and my George wet vax.

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fancy coming over and doing it for me ?? lol ill **** it right up hahhah ill get biscuits and lube
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fancy coming over and doing it for me ?? lol ill **** it right up hahhah ill get biscuits and lube
I bet you want him to keep the mask on

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I bet you want him to keep the mask on

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Originally Posted by M444GY View Post
i just wondered whats the best product to use on my sti seats , they still had plastic on when i got the car but my dirty assed friends trousers have left marks on them.

would like to get them clean before i cover them up

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the answer is in your question...............the best thing to use is your dirty *** mates to clean em-they ****ed em up so they should foot the bill
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Old 02 October 2012, 08:00 PM
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the answer is in your question...............the best thing to use is your dirty *** mates to clean em-they ****ed em up so they should foot the bill
lol yes i should get them to do it but they would also **** them right up id emagine
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lol yes i should get them to do it but they would also **** them right up id emagine
send it to a professional then send them the bill
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Beat me to it, its the only thing I use to clean the whole interior
Could do with a volume control though
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fancy coming over and doing it for me ?? lol ill **** it right up hahhah ill get biscuits and lube
Yes mate not a problem. When you want them done by though? Bit short of time at the mo with the first wife and milkmans kids and work.

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Yeah- Polished Bliss stuff is what I use too

What are you covering up your seats with? I had a set of ScoobyWorld seat covers on for a while and they could have potentially ruined my seats
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Would you use the brush shown with it?
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Originally Posted by allsop83 View Post
I had a set of ScoobyWorld seat covers on for a while and they could have potentially ruined my seats
What happened mate? Was thinking of buying a set.
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They rubbed on some edges of the fabric and when you sit in them, as you put pressure inward (via your @rse) they pull the bolsters in and end up wrinkling....
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Originally Posted by Stevesbluewrx View Post
Yes mate not a problem. When you want them done by though? Bit short of time at the mo with the first wife and milkmans kids and work.

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no mega rush mate just pop over when you have a spare half day etc , ill let you fondle my condiments
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Originally Posted by allsop83 View Post
They rubbed on some edges of the fabric and when you sit in them, as you put pressure inward (via your @rse) they pull the bolsters in and end up wrinkling....
my seat covers have done this to , rubbed the bolsters and there is a crease in the middle of the seat
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Originally Posted by M444GY View Post
no mega rush mate just pop over when you have a spare half day etc , ill let you fondle my condiments

OK mate not a problem. Will bring mine for you to check the balancing out etc. May even treat myself to a couple of new Paradas.


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Originally Posted by allsop83 View Post
They rubbed on some edges of the fabric and when you sit in them, as you put pressure inward (via your @rse) they pull the bolsters in and end up wrinkling....
I don`t think they`re intended for permanent use though I have one incase I`m a bit mucky and have to use the car. I know which is nicer to sit on everyday
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Originally Posted by M444GY View Post
i just wondered whats the best product to use on my sti seats , they still had plastic on when i got the car but my dirty assed friends trousers have left marks on them.

would like to get them clean before i cover them up

mags
i used a small cheap steam clean machiene on mine with a samll amount of auto smart g101 cleaner sparyed on the worst bits and they came up brand new
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Originally Posted by ScoobySteve69 View Post
Would you use the brush shown with it?
Originally Posted by Polished Bliss
Raceglaze Alcantara Cleaner comes pre-diluted to the correct strength for safe use on all Alcantara surfaces, and should thus be used neat. For stain removal, we recommend that it is sprayed on to the affected area lightly and then agitated lightly using either a Raceglaze Leather Cleaning Brush or a PB Utility Brush. This will produce a slightly foamy lather, which may discolour as any soiling is progressively released. The lather should be wiped away using a damp Atomiza Microfibre Work Towel, and the surface then left to dry naturally. For general cleaning duties, Raceglaze Alcantara Cleaner should be sprayed on lightly and then left to sit for 1-2 minutes before being wiped off using a damp Atomiza Microfibre Work Towel.
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