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Hi, only had my Panther Black 56 plate ST-2 since July and my wife took kids swimming last week and left a cloth bag with damp towels on front seat and by the time she had got home there was a stain that seems impossible to remove


Any ideas if the chlorine has permanently damaged the cloth, its the red and grey textile.

All help would be appreciated

Thnx Paul
 

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QUOTE(chopperharley73 @ 8 Nov 2009, 08:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi, only had my Panther Black 56 plate ST-2 since July and my wife took kids swimming last week and left a cloth bag with damp towels on front seat and by the time she had got home there was a stain that seems impossible to remove


Any ideas if the chlorine has permanently damaged the cloth, its the red and grey textile.

All help would be appreciated

Thnx Paul

If you've already tried Vanish, or other branded cleaners, you may need to take it to a valets to get the marks out. shouldn't be too expensive?
 

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will have to try some of these products myself.. does anybody also know of any good fabric sealers?

I was supposed to of had a fabric sealer on mine as part of the "Diamondbrite" package.. by the dealer.. but what they did was a load of rubbish.
my drivers seat got a bit dusty with mud.. tried to clean it with fabric cleaner and it made it worse.

Then when i had the interior professionally valetted it came out reasonably.. but now every time it rains any rain that gets in contact with the fabric leaves a stain.
 

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take it yours is like that too then with the rain stains.

Its strange.. wonder why it stains so easily.. its only rain lol,... i know rain has loads of contaminants in it and stuff but it dont stain clothing.

mine certainly looks a right mess.. maybe somebody on here will have a solution lol.
cant keep it like that because next year i will probably be trading the car in sometime and im going to get knocked on the price.

also a shame when you try so hard spending hours cleaning the outside.. but cant quite get the interior looking right, because of the rain stains.
 

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QUOTE(RB2004 @ 28 Dec 2009, 01:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>take it yours is like that too then with the rain stains.

Its strange.. wonder why it stains so easily.. its only rain lol,... i know rain has loads of contaminants in it and stuff but it dont stain clothing.

mine certainly looks a right mess.. maybe somebody on here will have a solution lol.
cant keep it like that because next year i will probably be trading the car in sometime and im going to get knocked on the price.

also a shame when you try so hard spending hours cleaning the outside.. but cant quite get the interior looking right, because of the rain stains.

i had the autoglym interior protection applied when i purchased the car, unfortunately managed to spill a drink, tried the autoglym interior shampoo and it made it even worse, ive got patches all over it now and the passenger seat is now beginning to look the same from rain stains. its the 1st thing i notice when i open the doors now
 

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I also got a rain stain on my drivers seat last week, tried autoglym interior shampoo (which im sure ive used and worked before), but it made the stain 10 times bigger!


i've since tried with the interior shampoo 2 more times and the stain is still there!!!! driving me crazy! Short of taking it into get valeted, has anyone got a 100% solution to this with some amazing cleaner they have used before?

At the end of the day the valet people will use some sort of cleaning product to get it out??
 

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QUOTE(MCST @ 28 Dec 2009, 02:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I also got a rain stain on my drivers seat last week, tried autoglym interior shampoo (which im sure ive used and worked before), but it made the stain 10 times bigger!


i've since tried with the interior shampoo 2 more times and the stain is still there!!!! driving me crazy! Short of taking it into get valeted, has anyone got a 100% solution to this with some amazing cleaner they have used before?

At the end of the day the valet people will use some sort of cleaning product to get it out??


That was my problem, it started as a little stain and the autoglym made it much larger! Anway ive shampooed the whole of the car seat today with the interior shampoo so will see how that looks in the morning! looked alot better after id done it but once it dries it will probably be a different story
 

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QUOTE(np247921 @ 28 Dec 2009, 06:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>That was my problem, it started as a little stain and the autoglym made it much larger! Anway ive shampooed the whole of the car seat today with the interior shampoo so will see how that looks in the morning! looked alot better after id done it but once it dries it will probably be a different story


Yeah I went from doing just the small area to most of the seat base, altho not the entire thing. I tried letting it dry naturally, and also using a hairdryer to speed things up a bit. lol.

Let me know how it dries and if its any better...
fingers crossed.
 

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does anybody have any idea why this happens?

Its a shame, because like in my case id had the whole interior detailed and they was professionally cleaned and looked great.. then the rain came along and now they look all messed up:(

so much for the fabric protector offered by supagard and diamondbrite.

If i can get them clean im going to look into this stuff here,

http://www.monzacarcare.com/products/?cate...20search%20term

theres a video on there.. and the fabric completely water repels once sealed.
 

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QUOTE(RB2004 @ 28 Dec 2009, 06:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>does anybody have any idea why this happens?

What happens is that over a period of time the fabric becomes dusty with general day to day use, when the seats are then exposed to water (getting in with a wet coat etc. etc.) it forms a stain.

The best way to clean them is to put half a cap of washing powder or gel into a bucket and fill with warm water, Shampoo the seat thoroughly with a firm sponge and washing powder solution, If the seats are very dirty i would recomend a light scrub with a soft brush (red scrubbing brushes sold in asda work well) just to help loosen any stubborn stains. Vac the fluid out with a wet n dry hoover and leave to dry, If you dont have a fan heater to put in the car just leave it ticking over for half an hour or so with the heaters on full. Dont forget to leave a window slightly open for ventilation.

Hetpresto Clean and fresh smelling seats


Christian.
 

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QUOTE(np247921 @ 30 Dec 2009, 03:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Worked on the light rain stain on the passenger seat but AGAIN not on the heavier stain on the drivers seat
Also worked on the missus' car seats! Will dry a lickle washing up liquid next!

That with the autoglym interior shampoo? And did you do the whole seat base? What process did you use... Hoover, shampoo whole base, leave to dry naturally?
 

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QUOTE(np247921 @ 30 Dec 2009, 03:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Worked on the light rain stain on the passenger seat but AGAIN not on the heavier stain on the drivers seat
Also worked on the missus' car seats! Will dry a lickle washing up liquid next!

What have you been doing to get a HEAVY stain on the drivers seat


Try and keep away from Halfrauds as their products are highly diluted and wont touch stubborn stains, This stuff is the business and is a concentrate so can be mixed to prefference.

Christian.
 
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