Cleaning GDA Blue STi seats

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Cleaning GDA Blue STi seats

Postby Zefgod.exe » Mon Nov 08, 2021 7:26 pm

I've been wanting to clean up my STi seats but I don't know what's the safest method to do so. Do you guys have any tips?? :shock:
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Re: Cleaning GDA Blue STi seats

Postby Stifull » Mon Nov 08, 2021 8:46 pm

Start with a good vacuum to get as much dust, dirt etc out and then give them a shampoo with good quality upholstery shampoo and most importantly, let them dry in the shade, never in the sun. If you have access to a "wet" vacuum cleaner that's even better so you can give them a good shampooing and then suck all the grime out, rinse with clean water then wet vacuum again. Subaru use good fabric so they will come up like new.. There are some great youtube videos on cleaning seats..
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Re: Cleaning GDA Blue STi seats

Postby Zefgod.exe » Tue Nov 09, 2021 9:12 am

Isn't it bad to wet vac the suade seats, mine have a little bit of age so I want to be careful :roll:
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Re: Cleaning GDA Blue STi seats

Postby Stifull » Tue Nov 09, 2021 2:34 pm

My blue one has light grey suede inserts and I have shampooed those. They started to get small "pills" building up over the base from use so I carefully took those off with a razor. It's done 250k klm and still looks good. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... +car+seats
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Re: Cleaning GDA Blue STi seats

Postby Zefgod.exe » Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:57 pm

Is it safe to wet the Blue seats? By pills do you mean the small little pieces that clump up over time on the bottom where you'd sit on? :mda:
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Re: Cleaning GDA Blue STi seats

Postby Stifull » Tue Nov 09, 2021 9:58 pm

Yes.. I don't know what the correct term is. I have heard them called pills. Not sure about blue seats but we have never had issues with dye running etc. I would shampoo a small area out of site and see how it goes before splashing out on the main part of the seats.
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Re: Cleaning GDA Blue STi seats

Postby Zefgod.exe » Sat Nov 13, 2021 3:52 pm

I'll definitely give that a try soon! :o
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