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Old 01-15-2013, 01:39 AM
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Default Oops! Any cleaning experts out there?

Hey guys! i know its been awhile since ive posted, been running around alot and work and havent got to get on really. But i have a good question for you guys. My GF has a 2010 Jeep Compass Sport W/ Cloth seats. It just so happens she put a paper bag with a brownie on the seat and the Oil/Grease leaked out and left this ugly stain behind. We tried using some warm/hot water with some Dawn dish soap. I think it looks like it made it a little lighter.. BUT we want it GONE. and as time goes by the harder it will be. SO.... What are OUR options? I didnt want to use any harsh chemicals because i didnt want it to discolor the seats..

any idea if Spot Shot will work? or a Magic Eraser? will i have to Shampoo the seat?

Any suggestions are welcome!

Old 01-15-2013, 05:40 AM
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Hello, I agree the longer it remains the worse the stain sets. I'm sure you went on the Inet looking for solutions. I did too and found this cleaning tip. You already did the soap as suggested, how about the hand cleaner tip? Maybe some members wives will chime in with a solution for you... Plus it may pay to have a professional remove it for $50 or so and thus prevent a possible bad case scenario from developing and then your looking at a larger repair cost. Good luck to you.....

Cooking Oil Stain Removal from Clothing

The most effective way to remove grease stains from laundry is to treat the stain with a dishwashing detergent that is formulated to remove grease. Rub it into the stain, let sit for a few minutes, then wash as usual. Waterless mechanic's soap (from an auto-parts store) is also very effective at cutting grease. Grease is very effective at removing grease, so you could also rub Crisco into the stain, then launder.

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Old 01-15-2013, 05:57 AM
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Well, you tried my first guess. I've attacked food grease stains in clothing with dish soap (since it has a degreasing agent in it, that helps).

My next measures would be:
- Use a can of Blue Coral Upholstery Cleaner (honest, I saw that stuff "lift" an old pop stain off car carpeting). You can buy that can at any auto parts store.
- Get a hold of a Bissel "Little Green Machine" and mix some of their cleaning solution up and attack it with that.
Old 01-15-2013, 07:41 AM
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Pop the seat out, take the cloth off and get that stuff soaking.
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