Cleaning the Recaro's

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Detailing' started by Stevelach, May 16, 2014.

  1. Stevelach

    Stevelach Active Member

    My drivers seat is starting to look dirty on the fabric. Anyone have any tips on the best way to clean them?
     
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  3. F1ST

    F1ST Member

    Anyone try using scotchgard on their seats yet?
     
  4. koozy

    koozy Active Member

    I Scotchgarded the seats and anything carpet the day after bringing the car home. I haven't had to clean them yet as they are still clean.
     
  5. Zormecteon

    Zormecteon Active Member

  6. F1ST

    F1ST Member

    Did the scotchgard change the color of the seat fabric? What color fabric did you treat?
     
  7. koozy

    koozy Active Member

    No color change. I have the grey Recaros. I used Lexol for the leather parts.
     
  8. F1ST

    F1ST Member

    Forgot to ask. Any tips on applying scotchgard? I've never used it before.
     
  9. koozy

    koozy Active Member

    I just sprayed it on to the cloth portions while trying not to get it on to the leather. Any overspray on the leather was wiped off with a damp cloth. I have no stains on the leather at all. Trying to tape off the leather parts was more involved than I was willing to invest my time in. I've done it several times this way and it works well for me.
     
  10. Stevelach

    Stevelach Active Member

    How about using the hand held tool from a carpet cleaning machine? Hot water only???
     
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    I taped off mine. If you search you should find my post and the photos I posted, I'm lazy.
     
  12. Stevelach

    Stevelach Active Member

    I finally got around to cleaning my front seats, and I had really good results using my carpet cleaning machine's hand held tool with hot water only. They look like new;)
     
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  13. F1ST

    F1ST Member

    I finally did the Scotchgard. Masked the 1st seat and decided was too much work. Just sprayed the rest unmasked. The can allows for pretty good control with minimal overspray if you are careful. Where it does overspray you can wipe away easy if you want. I think that just someone sitting in the seat would wipe the overspray off after a ride or two.
     
  14. OrangeFist

    OrangeFist Member

    I had the car permaplated when I bought it and it was supposed to have some protectant for the interior.

    I don't know if I'm imagining this, but it seems like my orange fabric might be fading, the rear headrest most prominent.

    I've used RaggTop fabric protectant for a canvas convertible top and it has UV protection. It also beads water to some extent. I might give it a try on my seat fabric, of course on an inconspicuous spot for starters.

    RaggTop also offers a cleaner but I don't know if it would do more damage than good.
     
  15. timboslice

    timboslice Active Member

    I've had good luck with Scotchgard. A lot of pro detailers are fans of the 303 protectant. I think this is the one.
     

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