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Easiest way to clean car seat?

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Easiest way to clean car seat?

I have a fabric seat. It smells kinda sweaty from all the hours and hours I spend in my car everyday stuck in traffic. I didn't spill anything on the seat, it just kinda smells. What is the best way to clean the seat? I just want to clean it myself and don't need to take it to a detailing shop as the rest of the seats in the car are clean. Is there any shampoo cleaning product in stores like CT which I can use to clean my seat or what? Which do you recommend that work well?
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Steam cleaning a few times should reduce the odour
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booblehead wrote:
Sep 14th, 2015 7:26 pm
Steam cleaning a few times should reduce the odour
I don't have a steam cleaner and I don't feel like going to the grocery store to rent one just to clean my car seat. Do you think if I use my steam mop it will refresh the seat?
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How about just turning the AC on? You should never have to sweat in your car lol
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cheapmeister wrote:
Sep 14th, 2015 7:28 pm
I don't have a steam cleaner and I don't feel like going to the grocery store to rent one just to clean my car seat. Do you think if I use my steam mop it will refresh the seat?
Sure try it (since you already have one handy)
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Jenuine wrote:
Sep 14th, 2015 7:33 pm
How about just turning the AC on? You should never have to sweat in your car lol
Yea but the traffic makes me sweat even with the a/c.
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Tomato sauce. :)
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Spray with vinegar, let it sit for a bit, sprinkle baking soda, let it sit, then vaccumm
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The smell is caused by bacteria. If you use something that kills the bacteria, the smell will just come back when the bacteria re-populates and feeds on the organic material you're sweating into the seat. I'd vacuum the hell out of the seat first, and then steam clean it. Many of the do-it-yourself car washes have coin operated steam cleaners as well as vacuums. A Canadian Tire gas bar with car wash will have them too. At least the one I go to on the Queensway does.

My kid puked in my back seat. It's perforated pleather, and a lot of the liquid seeped into the foam cushion. It was a nightmare to clean. I soaked the area in an enzyme cleaner that's meant for pet stains in carpets, and that did the job. You have to get it soaked, and let it dry out on its own though.

Or, you could just stop sniffing your seat. haha
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use febreze and brush and then vacuum "wet" @ self car wash
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take the seat cover off and drop it in the washing machine.

Hang it to dry

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