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Techical Discussions => UPHOLSERY HOW TOO's => Topic started by: R. Dave Carr on February 16, 2012, 03:50:05 PM

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Post by: R. Dave Carr on February 16, 2012, 03:50:05 PM
What cleans ATF out of upholstery?
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Post by: Steve on February 16, 2012, 05:30:12 PM


carb cleaner.  Blott it
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Post by: Steve on February 16, 2012, 05:30:58 PM


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Post by: R. Dave Carr on February 16, 2012, 05:48:57 PM
Didnt know previous owner left bottle with loose top on seat.
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Post by: Stitcherbob on February 18, 2012, 02:04:37 PM
AFTA if you can find it....it's a upholstery cleaner that was a substitute for carbon tet.

I once had ATF blow out of a 63 T-Bird's convt. top system all over the inside of the topping......bad hose to a cylinder



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Post by: firedome on February 19, 2012, 04:44:24 AM
Can you still get carbon tet? That stuff works good! I used it once (35
yrs ago?) to get oil stains out of auto cut pile carpeting, after a
slob technician put his oily shoes all over the floor our brand new
Saab 99.

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Post by: Steve on February 19, 2012, 07:56:54 AM


They did that at the dealership to my truck and used some sort of a cleaner.  Stuff worked great
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Post by: Stitcherbob on February 20, 2012, 02:31:17 PM
non chlorinated brake cleaner is a close second....test a small area first


some newer brake cleaners are alcohol based....not so good on spots



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Post by: Guests on February 20, 2012, 02:59:47 PM
Kind of hard to beat Dawn dishwashing liquid to clean oil out of things. Lot less toxic, fumes won't bother you. Your main problem is, the fluid has soaked in real deep and it will be pretty difficult to get it all out, but if you are real serious, pull the seat, soap and scrub it good and wet, then take the garden hose and blow water through it, let it drain, then take it inside to dry good before reinstalling it. Might have to wash the whole thing so you don't have a clean spot!
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Post by: Steve on February 20, 2012, 03:34:46 PM

Quote from: dana44
Kind of hard to beat Dawn dishwashing liquid to clean oil out of things. Lot less toxic, fumes won't bother you. Your main problem is, the fluid has soaked in real deep and it will be pretty difficult to get it all out, but if you are real serious, pull the seat, soap and scrub it good and wet, then take the garden hose and blow water through it, let it drain, then take it inside to dry good before reinstalling it. Might have to wash the whole thing so you don't have a clean spot!
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Post by: Guests on February 20, 2012, 03:48:35 PM
You unbolt the seat with four bolts, take it ouside, scrub it really good, hose it all the way through, let it drip dry, then take it inside to dry, then bolt it back in. There is nothing worse than thinking you have the oil/spot out, then you sit on it and next thing you know, oil all over the place trying to figure out how it got there. If cloth seats, it will haunt you for years before it is done completely if you don't do it right.
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Post by: Steve on February 20, 2012, 05:26:59 PM


You could run up to Oregoon and help him
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Post by: R. Dave Carr on February 20, 2012, 06:11:21 PM
Seats been cleaned but the stain remains.  Upholsterys dead anyway.
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Post by: Guests on February 20, 2012, 06:48:01 PM
Dawn and wet/dry vacuum to suck it dry?

What does upholstery is dead anyway really mean?
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Post by: R. Dave Carr on February 20, 2012, 07:07:25 PM
carpet cleaner with upholstery attachment.  Upholstery is dry rotted.

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Post by: Guests on February 20, 2012, 07:48:54 PM
Yeah, that happens. Heck, it happens to interiors a whole lot newer than yours, so don't feel bad, just time to save for a new upholstery job.
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Post by: firedome on February 21, 2012, 03:29:33 AM

An organic solvent will always work better than a detergent/surfactant
due to molecular structure,  but the best ones are pretty much NLA
because they also usually happen to be carcinogens.

Xylene, benzene, toluene, ketones, CCl4, not so good for you.


firedome2012-02-21 08:30:59
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Post by: Steve on February 21, 2012, 07:59:26 AM


That's why I said carb cleaner.  Closest you can get to all of the above. 
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Post by: R. Dave Carr on February 21, 2012, 11:25:55 AM


Quote from: dana44
Yeah, that happens. Heck, it happens to interiors a whole lot newer than yours, so don't feel bad, just time to save for a new upholstery job.
Nature of the beast, I know.  Just don't know what in hell I will ever match that damn gold interior with though.  Black cloth sounds really good about now!
carrman2012-02-21 16:26:08
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Post by: Guests on February 21, 2012, 11:39:56 AM
Be surprised once you get over to the upholstery shop. Mine in town has a ton of samples, she can get just about anything out there.
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Post by: R. Dave Carr on February 21, 2012, 12:16:07 PM


My upholstery guy died.......
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Post by: Guests on February 21, 2012, 06:01:53 PM
I'm sorry.

Time to find a new one from the looks of it.