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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-09-2019, 08:09 PM
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I never thought to pull my seat covers off, but it's a damn good idea. Thanks for the idea litz
Yeah, but it takes more time and effort than you think BEFORE you get started, than when you're in the process of putting them back together. Well worth it, though. For those who don't want to take their seats apart, there's the option of steam cleaning, but I personally don't like that option for a couple of reasons: 1) Electronics in the passenger seat for SRS sensors don't like moisture/water. 2) Looks clean, after complete, but the nooks and crannies still my have some dirty residue that stays and embeds into the padding.
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After cleaning, are you guys applying anything to prevent future staining? Maybe Scotchguard? I know now, if I open the door in the rain, spot spot spot. Same for the door panels. Mine is an 11 with the light colored interior.

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Yes--I'm using "303" products, but I can't remember the names/types. One is for the "cloth" fabric, and the other is for the "leather," and come to think of it, probably overdue for an interior touch-up/cleaning, but nothing major.

303 Fabric Guard for fabrics
303 Protectant for vinyl, rubber & plastic (AFTER cleaning with Meguiar's Quik Interior Detailer cleaner)
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As I have mentioned before I am using Rust-Oleum NeverWet (https://www.neverwet.com/) for fabric and it seems to be working well on the seats and door panels. I paid $5 for the spray bottle I have at Walmart but they may have discontinued carrying it.



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Yes--I'm using "301" products, but I can't remember the names/types. One is for the "cloth" fabric, and the other is for the "leather," and come to think of it, probably overdue for an interior touch-up/cleaning, but nothing major.
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I don't like the idea of steam for the same reasons. What are your thoughts about using a carpet cleaner( I use a Bissell Pro-Heat with hose and hand tool and use as little of the fluid as possible)? I think this method avoids the soaking of everything and it makes the fabric parts of the seat and door panels nice and clean. I then follow up with the NeverWet.



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Yeah, but it takes more time and effort than you think BEFORE you get started, than when you're in the process of putting them back together. Well worth it, though. For those who don't want to take their seats apart, there's the option of steam cleaning, but I personally don't like that option for a couple of reasons: 1) Electronics in the passenger seat for SRS sensors don't like moisture/water. 2) Looks clean, after complete, but the nooks and crannies still my have some dirty residue that stays and embeds into the padding.
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I wanna know how hard it is to take the cushions off the frame. Because well, I want to swap my rusty frame (bottom area is rusty), with a non-rusty section.

Anyone who has done this know how hard it is?
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I wanna know how hard it is to take the cushions off the frame. Because well, I want to swap my rusty frame (bottom area is rusty), with a non-rusty section.

Anyone who has done this know how hard it is?
I think the major work is removing the fabric, then the cushions are simply sitting on the frame. You'll need to transfer the sensors of the passenger seat to match the ECU, just so you won't have to visit the dealership to have them synchronized with the "new" car you're putting them in. I've had my front "feet" of the seat rails develop rust on my old Insight, and just sanded and painted them at the same time I removed the seat covers to wash them--was surprised that the rust kept on coming back, but eh, I must not have done good prep work before painting them. Still, might be easier to sand and paint them than to swap frames.

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I think the major work is removing the fabric, then the cushions are simply sitting on the frame. You'll need to transfer the sensors of the passenger seat to match the ECU, just so you won't have to visit the dealership to have them synchronized with the "new" car you're putting them in. I've had my front "feet" of the seat rails develop rust on my old Insight, and just sanded and painted them at the same time I removed the seat covers to wash them--was surprised that the rust kept on coming back, but eh, I must not have done good prep work before painting them. Still, might be easier to sand and paint them than to swap frames.
Yeah, I'm debating that too.. but, rust never sleeps. It will just keep coming back.

I think you can pull the cushions + fabric right off the rail without taking the fabric off. At least, thats what the FSM makes it look like??
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I think the major work is removing the fabric, then the cushions are simply sitting on the frame. You'll need to transfer the sensors of the passenger seat to match the ECU, just so you won't have to visit the dealership to have them synchronized with the "new" car you're putting them in. I've had my front "feet" of the seat rails develop rust on my old Insight, and just sanded and painted them at the same time I removed the seat covers to wash them--was surprised that the rust kept on coming back, but eh, I must not have done good prep work before painting them. Still, might be easier to sand and paint them than to swap frames.

Had you used any Rust converter product? I have used that on car projects before and it does work to stop the rusting.
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Had you used any Rust converter product? I have used that on car projects before and it does work to stop the rusting.
Yes--did that--but I'm thinking it just made the rust-growing process slower (and, I didn't spend much time in prep work when I used it that particular time.)

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Yeah, I'm debating that too.. but, rust never sleeps. It will just keep coming back.

I think you can pull the cushions + fabric right off the rail without taking the fabric off. At least, that's what the FSM makes it look like??
Yes, never sleeps, but if you KILL IT all and prep/paint diligently, it's like starting over. My problem in the 1st Gen Insight was worse because it took ALL of the winter driving chores and got cleaned out in the Spring--leaving all the salt/brine/soda spills, etc. to have a party down in that little "cup" where the rail bolts into the floor.

Hmmmmmm.... I'm going to have to take another look at the FSM, but I think you might be able to remove (unbolt) the passenger seat rails, but the frame/rails of the driver's seat are welded tight. I'll check it out later, but the plan this morning is to check my own frame rails to see what condition they're in, since I should be cleaning up the interior(s) of the CR-Z anyway.

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