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#4460359 - 07/15/17 05:59 PM Shampoo spilled and dried on car seat
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20461
Loc: Upstate NY
My daughter spilled hair shampoo or conditioner, on the car seat and did not notice. It appears to have soaked in and dried.

Oddly now when I feel the area it feels like there is a 1.5" metal disc just under the seat fabric. I assume dried shampoo that soaked through. It's slightly off center.

My plan is to use a normal carpet extraction machine. I am hoping I do not need to take the seat cover off, if thats even possible.
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#4460371 - 07/15/17 06:21 PM Re: Shampoo spilled and dried on car seat [Re: Donald]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5250
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Since the product has dried it might be faster to amplify the soaking step.
A pass or two of puffed steam before extraction might not be fast enough.
Fold a washcloth to the size of the disc you described and keep it soaked for a while before utilizing the extractor "as normal"?

What do you think of that idea? Kira

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#4460379 - 07/15/17 06:56 PM Re: Shampoo spilled and dried on car seat [Re: Donald]
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Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 278
Loc: Sav ga
Take both seats out and psi wash,works great
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#4460417 - 07/15/17 07:42 PM Re: Shampoo spilled and dried on car seat [Re: Donald]
Ethan1 Offline


Registered: 12/29/14
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Considering modern cars can have computers in the seats, I would caution against powerwashing. You can indeed remove the seat covers if necessary, but it isn't all that fun.

Obviously shampoo is water soluble, so I don't think you'll have a problem getting it out. Another detailer's trick is to re-apply the exact same thing that spilled, then quickly clean it up. Again, probably not necessary, I suspect water will work.

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#4460424 - 07/15/17 07:51 PM Re: Shampoo spilled and dried on car seat [Re: Donald]
ejes Offline


Registered: 01/11/16
Posts: 313
Loc: Kansas
I would soak wet with a heavy sponge then shop vac it out.

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#4460548 - 07/15/17 11:05 PM Re: Shampoo spilled and dried on car seat [Re: Donald]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 12650
Loc: NE,Ohio
I would soak it with a hot wet rag for a minute or 2 then carpet cleaner machine or shop vac.
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#4460569 - 07/16/17 12:23 AM Re: Shampoo spilled and dried on car seat [Re: Donald]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
Douse it down with rubbing alcohol and suck it out.

First time I've ever used that word on the internet. laugh

http://grammarist.com/spelling/douse-dowse/

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#4460782 - 07/16/17 10:11 AM Re: Shampoo spilled and dried on car seat [Re: Merkava_4]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Douse it down with rubbing alcohol and suck it out.

First time I've ever used that word on the internet. laugh

http://grammarist.com/spelling/douse-dowse/


Is shampoo/conditioner soluble in alcohol? Maybe that cheap 50% rubbing alcohol.

Still think hot water would work better.
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#4461163 - 07/16/17 07:01 PM Re: Shampoo spilled and dried on car seat [Re: Rand]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
Originally Posted By: Rand
Is shampoo/conditioner soluble in alcohol? Maybe that cheap 50% rubbing alcohol.

Still think hot water would work better.


Anything water soluble is going to be alcohol soluble, but alcohol leaves no trace and evaporates quicker. I use it for everything; it's my go to all-purpose cleaner. I prefer the 70 percent stuff because it gives me more wiping time than the 99 percent stuff; plus, it's less likely to harm plastic than the 99 percent stuff.

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