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Light grey upholstery - Wet 'n Dry extraction

Discussion in 'Car Care and Detailing' started by Jim@WD, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. Jim@WD

    Jim@WD Active Member

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    Hi all, something a little different for you today..

    This was a very last minute booking through a friend for his BMW 318 compact. A nice break from the norm, as, this was an Interior only detail.

    Product
    • 303 aerospace protectant (UV protection for dash/plastics etc)
    • AutoSmart G101 (all purpose cleaner)
    • AutoSmart Bio Brisk (interior/upholstery cleaner)
    • Warm water!

    • Lots of microfibre cloths
    • Meguiars triple action detail brush
    • Meguiars Slide-lock brush
    • Various detail brushes
    • VAX 6131 wet ‘n dry hoover
    • Vikan upholstery brush


    I’m trying to think of more products.. but, honestly, I think that was it!


    Anyway, here are a series of before pics.

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    Nice soiling on the passenger seat:

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    First job was to remove any clutter (..There was none!) and hoover.

    In removing the floor mats though, I had to laugh. Look at the difference in the colour of the dirty and ‘clean’, carpet.

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    The mats had seen better days; made for a great turnaround though.

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    Ok, so.. Bio-Brisk was applied via spray bottle and the carpet pile was agitated with an upholstery brush. A couple of slow passes with water extraction were made closely followed by several more passes removing the water. A final scrub/dry was given with a MF.

    A 50/50 on the passenger mat.

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  2. Jim@WD

    Jim@WD Active Member

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    And here’s the collected water that was used for the front two mats alone:

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    Rear foot-wells were a bit dirty, too.

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  3. Jim@WD

    Jim@WD Active Member

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    Again, a good wipe around was given with a clean microfibre to help remove any remaining residues.


    Moving on to the seats now, a similar process was used as above but, extra care taken making sure the material didn’t get too wet.

    More dirty water collected after the seats were vac’d.

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    (..You just don’t realise, do you?)


    After all the ‘wet-work’ was complete, I equipped a few brushes and attacked the dash/centre-console and door cards.

    50/50 attempts..

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    The lot was given another quick hoover out (as was the boot area) and the plastics were treated to 303 aerospace protectant.


    Drivers foot-well before and after:

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    And a few final afters.

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  4. Jim@WD

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    Spanking!!!!

    Very pleased with the turnaround (especially the carpet work)

    Work time four and a half hours.

    Thanks for reading.

    Jim.
     
  5. jonjay

    jonjay 50 Years of 911

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    Saw this on cleanyourcar :) Stunning work as usual Jim.

    VAX 6131 wet ‘n dry hoover is really good. What made you get it over the v020 model?
     
  6. Jim@WD

    Jim@WD Active Member

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    :) ta.

    As far as I know, the 020 isn't dry compatible? No? The 6131 has the best of both (but it is a bit of a pain having to change from one setup, to the other :) )
     

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