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post #1 of Old 01-14-2008, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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Fake Butter on Upholstery

This is a weird one for you... my roommate brought home some breadsticks that were drenched in garlic "butter" (presumably not real butter, I don't know...) that sloshed all over the passenger side seat of his car.

I tried blotting, and tried a little carpet stain remover, but the stain is quite large and nothing seems to make a dent.

Any advice for removing oily substances from car upholstery?
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post #2 of Old 01-15-2008, 10:55 AM
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You need a product that will cut the oil.

Try OMS, Oil of Mineral Spirits, cheap and readily available. Load it into a sprayer and mist the area heavily....this product will evaporate, leaving no residue or damaging anything.....and then vacuum the area.

Okay, what I am saying is, spray the OMS, work the spot with some kind of light bristle brush, and then extract it with a shop vac.

Oughta get you cleaned up after a few times.

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post #3 of Old 04-21-2008, 05:17 PM
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Do you have a shop vac? A technique I like to use when there is a lot of material to remove is to wet spray and extract with vacuum and repeat until it's removed. In this case, you could use a 50/50 solution of water and simple green which cuts grease.
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I'm an old upholsterer and could be of some help here. But first need to know more about the fabric.

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Well in my own experience.. I try all the possible solution but nothing works.. So I forced to call a carpet cleaning services to clean the mess..
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You will need the power and extraction of a steam cleaning machine. Preferably a truck mounted machine. Then you will be able to pre treat with a solvent and rinse and extract all the butter out of the upholstery. All your doing is spreading it around and working into the fabric really. I now as I'm a 18 year veteran in the industry and own carpet cleaning orange county.

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If you must do it yourself then you will need a portable carpet cleaning machine to be able to rinse out your cleaner as well as the butter and soil. We come across this all the time at carpet cleaning Tampa.

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You better go for a professional cleaning service.
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I'm also using Professional cleaning service
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