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Old 12-15-2019, 09:50 PM   #1
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Question What seat cleaner works best for deep cleaning foam/odor remover?

HI all. What kind of seat cleaner would be best for removing years of spilled soda and old seat odors from not just the seat cover, but from the seat foam itself? I have pulled the bench seat from my '89 HB, and the bottom of the seat foam is carmalized with old soda spills. I took a water hose (with a strong nozzle), and worked it over for a good 20 minutes or more. But now I am wondering what kind of cleaner could I pour into the seat that would not only work loose the spills, etc., but would help neutralize the old seat smells and leave the truck smelling much better once I put the seat back in.
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Just set it outside in the sunshine for several hours.

Don't leave it out overnight or in the rain.
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White vinegar. Old detailer trick.
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Any good upholstery cleaner and a shop-vac should do the trick. Or lots of water then lots of air to dry the water. If you can get your hands on Enzymes, that is the route to get the most results, a water soluble powder called P.U.R.T. is what i used for carpet and upholstery.
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White vinegar. Old detailer trick.
Okay, before I get carried away with vinegar (lol), do you mean pour vinegar across the seat and underside foam, or just rub a wet cloth with vinegar across the seat (and seat foam?) ? And does the vinegar smell go away on it's own?
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Use a solution. Roughly quarter of a bottle to 5 litres, smell how strong it is. You want the most budget white vinegar.

You then soak it and let dry. Vinegar smell goes away. If you have doubts, Google it and decide for yourself.
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White vinegar. Old detailer trick.
2nd. I use it 50/50. I spray my carpet periodically as a PM item. The smell doesn't linger.
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I've used Tuff Stuff more than once to remove stains/smells from the seats. Spray it on, it foams up, work with a sponge and rinse. I just cleaned these over the weekend and I didn't think they would come as clean as they did. I've had a fan on them and they're almost dry to the touch.

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A simple flush with Mil-Go will do the trick, and it smells good. Mix Mil-Go ( a mildew treatment ) about 3:1, saturate the seats, let it dry or put them in front of a air mover. I cleaned carpet and upholstery for about 15 years, and learned a few tricks.
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