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Well about half a cups worth is spilled on my seat. How do I go about cleaning it. Basically there's no stain but the fake suede is all hard now. Suggestions please.
 

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I think Lexus sells some stuff for that...I'd check with the dealer's part department for suggestions...you should use a "tippy cup" next time.

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My dealer told me to use 409 cause it doesn't have alchol in it and then put some leather conditioner on the suede after. Not sure if their steps are correct. Don't want to mess up my Suede you know.
 

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Well, you already messed it up!

Don't use leather conditioner on non-leather products, just like you wouldn't use Armor-All on leather.

Sorry I can't make a positive suggestion, but you sure don't want it worse, do ya?
 

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Go get some leather cleaner and after using it use some conditioner, use the conditioner sparingly and it should come back to as good as new. However you should not delay.

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Well about half a cups worth is spilled on my seat. How do I go about cleaning it. Basically there's no stain but the fake suede is all hard now. Suggestions please.
 

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mkaufman is correct, it's NOT real leather. It is a high-grade fabric made to feel like suede. You can clean it like any other cloth interior.
 

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The Ecsaine materail is NOT leather, 409 will work fine, I would clean with 409 and a clean 100% cotton cloth then rinse with clear water. If you have time and the inclination, you can douse it realy well with 409 and then rinse with clear water and extract with a shop vac.
 

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Try Oxi Clean (spelling?) I spilled chop suey sauce on my front seat and used a mild mix of Oxi Clean. Good as new.
 

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Was it ivory or black. I have ivory and am afraid of staining. If you got the coffee stain out of ivory, i'd feel much more comfortable with my future stain prospects.
 

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Lucky I got black cause I knew I was going to spill something or another. So no stain just smells like coffee and it's prob. soaked into the foam of the seat
 

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Lifter1 is the best I've ever used to remove stains and all around general cleaning. Makes my red cloth look like brand new...goes for about $3.

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exactly..use soap and water to clean it...then...buy those suede protectants from footlocker..and spray it on....you'll be fine....
 

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I have a better idea than 409 or leather cleaner.

Get a lawyer, say you burned your nuts with the coffee that was too hot, get several million in the settlement and buy new Recaro seats.

Sorry. Someone had to say it.

I wouldn't use leather cleaner or 409. I'd use plain old water. Keep using it. Just make sure you don't short out the heated seats somehow.

[This message has been edited by SophieSleeps (edited December 18, 2000).]
 

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BUY "RESOLVE" cleaner in the spray bottle.. that stuff got Xmas tree sap off of my "suede on the rear door panels.. IT WORKS GREAT!!!!! ;D
 
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