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Upholstery Cleaner

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by rodl12, Apr 13, 2020.

  1. Apr 13, 2020 at 3:33 AM
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    rodl12

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    When I bought my New/Used 2017 Tundra the upholstery had some stains and soil marks on it. Can anyone recommend a good cleaner and how to properly clean my seats?
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  2. Apr 13, 2020 at 5:04 AM
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    I have had great luck with blue coral...you can get it at autozone or Walmart. It is cheap. I also use a handheld carpet cleaning machine if you have access.. if not you can rent one and do your carpets or other vehicles. I bought one for 80 bucks and it has served me for years
     
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    I have used Blue Coral too. But not sure if there is anything better. This question might be better in the detailing section.
     
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    I just did a search in Detailing and used "upholstery cleaner". Nothing came up.
     
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    How about after treating or cleaning the fabric I use a wet vac?
     
  7. Apr 13, 2020 at 6:38 AM
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    That will work somewhat..I would use a brush to aggiitate the shampoo. Only problem i have had was some cleaners leave a residue and make the seats look clean but stained if that makes sense
     
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    Folix is the way to go!
     
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    I second (third? fourth?) Folex. Back when I was like 13 I accidentally bought this stuff over the phone from what sounded like a telemarketer, and my parents were freakin' PISSED.

    Until they discovered it removed that Georgia ("Joja") red clay from carpeting, floors, etc. It's the best stuff I've found.
     
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  10. Apr 21, 2020 at 12:00 PM
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    I'll keep that in mind. I just bought a can of Blue Coral upholstery cleaner. I post the result went I use it.
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    Please do.
     
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    As others have said, I always used Folex and had great results. I had the same color seats as you and when I sold my '16 with 92k on the clock the seats looked brand new.

    Tip - I found feathering out the spray further helped to keep it looking cleaner. Focusing on one spot often left the spot noticeable. Use a good towel to really absorb the clean up.
     
  13. Apr 22, 2020 at 3:21 PM
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    Here are my results:
    IMG_2118.jpg IMG_2130.jpg
    I have to say, I think Blue Coral did a Great job!
    All I did was spray the area and scrub it with the brush on the cap then used a couple of old clean bar towels to wipe the area clean and then let the seat dry.
    BTW Blue Coral is sold at Walmart. I read a few reviews and Blue Coral was the preferred upholstery cleaner. And I only paid $4.58 for a 22.8 oz. can and it smells good too.
     
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  14. Apr 22, 2020 at 6:42 PM
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    Blue Coral is good stuff.
    Even used it on the house carpet when our new dog that my daughters and I love but my wife didn't want crapped in the homeschool room.
    Very thankful it got both the stain and the smell out of the carpet fibers.
    Also thankful that this was the last time she crapped in the house. :kona:
    The dog...not the wife....
     
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