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Old 03-25-2010, 01:23 AM
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Ok, so it's FINALLY starting to get warm enough here where I can start working outside on getting ol' blue washed, waxed and shined up. I have noticed some unsightly stains on my interior that I would like to get rid of badly. I have a rug doctor machine, but I don't think the hand attachment will be enough to get the stains out. I may still use it for the extraction purposes, but the scrubber part itself on the hand tool doesn't look suffice enough. Anybody have an awesome tool, tip, remedy, solution that they use for your stains? I was thinking of using a 1:10 solution of vinegar/water and use an apholstry brush to scrub, and then extract it with the rug doctor. Any other suggestions out there. I'd say the stains range anywhere from cola to wet dog to some sort of food. Thanks everyone!
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:13 AM
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not sure how well it'll work, as I've never tried it on the interior of a car, but I've used laundry stain remover (stuff like Shout!) on furniture and carpet in the house

I sprayed it on, scrubbed lightly with an upholstery brush, then let it sit for a bit (not much longer than about 5 minutes as you don't want it to dry out), then hit it with some sort of cleaning machine (at the time I had an upright carpet cleaner).

I don't know how well this will work for you in your truck. I've had pretty good luck with it in the past in the house though. It's not always perfect, and it sometimes needs to be done more than once, but there is always an improvement.

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I have used this with some great results. It doesn't seem like it would work, but I was greatly surprised. Turtle Wax ICE Total Interior Care
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I've used those stain removers sprays that come in a metal can with a scrubber on top, which are sold at the auto parts store. Spray it on, let it soak in for whatever the can says, and scrub. They work surprising well.
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I have that spray in a can with scrubber. It took out *some* stains, but not the great big one left by my dog when we brought her back from the lake. I had a sheet in the back covering the seat, well obviously she was till damp and she left a "wet stain" that has yet to be conquered. The sheet was white, so there was no dye off of it, so it had to be from the oil in her coat that bled through into the fabric. I'll give the shout a try. Thanks everyone.
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