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Old 03-23-2006, 09:50 PM   #1
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Stain From Previous Owner

Here's a pic of a stain on the driver's side seat from the previous owner. I have no idea what it is. WIll something like this come out or am I screwed?
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Old 03-23-2006, 09:57 PM   #2
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looks like someone crapped their pants
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Old 03-24-2006, 07:42 AM   #3
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You could try Lexol, or magic eraser
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Old 03-24-2006, 08:27 AM   #4
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Travis would be correct. Start with a ph balanced leather cleaner like lexol. Work it in with a terry applicator. Use a fresh towel to remove and check. Repeat if necessary. Always apply a coat of conditioner after cleaning. My favorite for a natural finish is Lexol's Conditioner. Let me know how it turns out.

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Old 03-24-2006, 11:58 AM   #5
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Sorry to hear about your stain, thats unfortunate but it should come out with the proper treatment. Lexol is good and might take that out. My favorite cleaner would be the Leatherique Prestine Clean. This deep cleans leather, leatherette, vinyl, rubber and more but is primarily designed for leather seats. I'm always amazed at how well it cleans the surface. I like to apply the Leatherique Rejuvenator at first but you don't have to. I massage the Rejuvenator in by hand and let it sit on the seat all day in direct sunlight with the windows up. This creates a sauna affect that opens the pores of the leather and helps break the product down and absorb readily into the seat. Then I apply the Prestine Clean directly on top of the seat and massage it in with a terry cloth. Let that sit for 15 - 20 mintues, remove with a damp cloth, followed by a dry towel and the seat look and feel amazing. I've done this to leather and leatherette seats and the the results are stunning. All stains are removed, seat feels soft, looks dark and rich and NO oily residue. Highly recommend this process to get rid of the stain, keep your leather healthly and looking its best.

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Old 03-29-2006, 06:04 PM   #6
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that is gross. I hope you pointed that out to bring down the price of the car. I would sit on a towel or something until you clean it

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Old 04-07-2006, 05:25 PM   #7
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thats nasty its probably baked in **** residue
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