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Robert F. Brogle

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« on: June 30, 2008, 05:45:08 PM »

Hey Bob,
 
The original seat in my '68 New Yorker needs a good cleaning.  The upholstery is dark blue, not vinyl but the parachute like material. It's the standard New Yorker bench for '68 (and very comfy).
 
What can I clean it with? I'd like to get it as close to new as possible without replacing it as there's not a tear in it. 
 
Thanks in advance! Maybe this gives me an excuse to come visit!
 
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2008, 06:04:05 PM »

I have this little steam/carpet/spot cleaner called "Little Green machine"  works great for cleaning car carpets and cloth like interior parts...might work for you?
 
This one is newer than mine but made by the same company and is basicly the same unit...repackaged..
 
http://cgi.ebay.com/Bissell-ProHeat-Little-Green-Machine-Turbo-w-spinn-head_W0QQitemZ180259249092QQihZ008QQcategoryZ20611QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2008, 06:33:51 PM »

Rob,I know which type of fabric you speak of.
The Boab has  the similar Cologne type material.
I used a diluted solution of carpet cleaner.
I applied it on a soft cloth and applied it on the material.
Sometimes I rub it withmy bare hands (no rings,eh!)
I let it sit for a few minutes and then used my shop vac.
In spots,I did it twice.
I would rather re-do it twice compared to using a strong solution and discolor the material.
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2008, 08:50:20 PM »

I agree with Leaburn (my God....did I just say that?) 
I would use a commercial spray foam type of upholstery cleaner and instead of brushing which could hurt the old fabric, smear it in with your fingers. Then vacuum it out and let dry. May need another vacuuming afterwards. Let dry in the sun or close the windows on a hot day



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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2009, 03:50:40 PM »

Forgot about this post-I may actually get to this this Summer! It needs it.
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2009, 09:57:04 PM »

It's only been a year.  No hurry....

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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2009, 03:44:26 AM »

Carbon Tetrachloride works great if you can get some, might be
available at pharmacies - it's what dry cleaners use, gets greasy
stains out great. Works good on carpet too. Don't huff it too much
though...

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