Cleaning a VW Interior

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  1. Mystery Guest

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    I swear, VW's have to be the worst when it comes to cleaning the interior. :wtc:

    Can anyone tell me what works best for cleaning the seats? I have a very light beige colored interior in my 2004 Jetta. The material on this seat is almost like a cargo type material. If anyone's detailed a Jetta or has a VW you know what I am talking about.

    I tried cleaning the seat once before. I used stain remover spray/warm water and blotted the stains out. After it dried I was left with huge water stains that look worse than the original stain. This car is practically new, so nothing has ever spilled on the seats before.

    I was thinking a Woolite and warm water mixture, or even some all purpose spray and warm water mixture.

    Any suggestions? :dunno:
     
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    Best solution? Never get a VW with cloth seats.

    Spray down with woolite/water (evenly!), wipe down and wet vac. Once they dry they should look good...but that type of material is a real crap shoot. :sad2:
     
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    wait til you get to the clear coat
     
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    pull the upholstery (sp?) and hose it down :eek4:
     
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    Lol.. I ran a detail Biz many years ago, and it was always in issue (I hated cleaning VDubs). Even the carpet sucks. It's not really plush and holds stains really well.

    I'll try the Woolite mixture, hopefully that should work. Thx:bigthumb:
     
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    Funny you say that. I took over the lease on my moms car, and when I inherited it there was something that got to the paint. Completely striped the clear coat and I could never get a few spots to shine.:wtc:

    I always thought German cars had the best paint, at least the older Mercedes and Bimmers did.
     
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    Not really, tough to remove the swirls hard fucking clear coat ftl
     
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    The key is to fully wet the entire seat and fully vacuum out the entire seat so you don't have water stains and visual inconsistencies. Leave the car running and the heater on full blast to accelerate the drying process.
     

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