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Does anyone know what I can use to clean the cloth interior??? We specifically got cloth because we have 3 kids and we didn't want them tearing up the leather. I know, I know - I should have gotten the leather package - too late and now the cloth is dirty. Help!!! :clueless:
 

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Does anyone know what I can use to clean the cloth interior??? We specifically got cloth because we have 3 kids and we didn't want them tearing up the leather. I know, I know - I should have gotten the leather package - too late and now the cloth is dirty. Help!!! :clueless:
Leather is more sturdy and tear resistent than cloth. :rolleyes:
I had a Grand Cherokee I bought with 96K on it and leather seats that was owned by a couple with 3 kids all ages. The rest of the interior was trashed but the seats were in great shape.
Since you have them already, have them professionally cleaned, and then get them Scotchguard coated. Also, a home carpet cleaner vacuum will go a long way to cleaning stains. Sorry. Also, you can get wet Okole seat covers which are wet suit material, sturdy and resist tears and stains.
Hope this helps. ;)
 

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You can still get leather. There are aftermarket kits. I had some put on my Xterra and they were about 3x the quality of what nissan put in my armada:(. 1st and 2nd row is probably about $900 to $1200 I'd guess depending on the grade of leather.
 

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Water stains the cloth --- water!!! What was Nissan thinking? What was I thinking??? Because of the water thing I've been hesitant to let a detailer clean it without knowing what is safe to use. I really think I should just bite the bullet and get the leather kit like you said. The wheels may just have to wait a while longer....<sigh>
 

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Did any of you pay the $600 to get the "Touch of Class" option? I did, and my cloth seats have a few dirty spots. They will not clean up, so the company that sells the "TOC" will be coming to my house next week to clean it for me. If for whatever reason they ca not be cleaned, the seat fabric have to be replaced. No charge. Curious if anyone else opted for this option. They also spray the outside of the truck to help in the shine factor.
 

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Did any of you pay the $600 to get the "Touch of Class" option? I did, and my cloth seats have a few dirty spots. They will not clean up, so the company that sells the "TOC" will be coming to my house next week to clean it for me. If for whatever reason they ca not be cleaned, the seat fabric have to be replaced. No charge. Curious if anyone else opted for this option. They also spray the outside of the truck to help in the shine factor.
Not a Nissan option. TOC must be a dealer thing. Never heard of it but it sounds like Scotchguard. The outside spray is BS. There are plenty of outfits that have this and it is only wax, but scotchguard is great. $600 sounds pretty high for scotchguard though but I don't know as I got the leather and hate cloth.
 

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And I'm starting to hate cloth too 3Black!
 

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Just noticed you are around the corner from me in Oviedo. I'm in Metrowest. Welcome aboard! :cool:
 

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The $600 is going to pay off when they have to replace the DS armrest, and probably the 2nd row seat. I have 2 young kids, and they spilled something. I have tried to get it out, and no luck. If they can not clean it to my satisfactory, they replace the cloth. That might be a pain to deal with though. The outside spray is basically a clear coat finish. It is "supposed" to limit the amount of wax jobs needed to keep the paint in good shape. As far as the inside, the dealer took motor oil, dumped a glob onto a test cloth 1/2 covered in the protectant, and let it sit while we filled out the paperwork, after 20 minutes or so, the oil just wiped off the protected side, and had soaked through the unprotected side. Thought it was a pretty cool option, just for the kids sake. I may regret it after i find out what they do to clean it.
 

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I just can't understand why they made cloth seats that water stains!!!! That makes no sense to me and I've looked through the manual several times and there are no suggestions as to what is safe to use to clean the seats. That's why I was hoping someone else had an idea.
 

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Just noticed you are around the corner from me in Oviedo. I'm in Metrowest. Welcome aboard! :cool:
Thanks 3Black! :hi:

You are over on the busy side of town!!! We considered moving to the west side because it's closer to my husband's office, but we are inching our way closer and closer to the beach (we were previously in Winter Park)! We love it over here because there is still a small town feel - for now anyway. One day we'll be beachside though!

We need to get a Central FL meet going!
 

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We need to get a Central FL meet going!
Yup. I'm building in Windermere right now so I'll be here for a while. I'm in Longwood a lot visiting the girlfriend's cousin. :cool:
 

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BTW...by your outspokeness and dry sense of humor...you and my husband will get along great! :)

Where in Windermere are you building? We've got some friends that live out there in Summerport I think the name is.
 

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BTW...by your outspokeness and dry sense of humor...you and my husband will get along great! :)

Where in Windermere are you building? We've got some friends that live out there in Summerport I think the name is.
Tuscany Ridge. Here's a link. Right now we are still waiting for construction to begin and its a pile of sand. We are renting down the street until they finish. ;)
www.tuscanyridgehomes.com
 

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I love Mediterranean style homes and the models look amazing. The bathroom in the slide show is heavenly! It looks like they pay special attention to detail. It'll be well worth the wait!
 

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I love Mediterranean style homes and the models look amazing. The bathroom in the slide show is heavenly! It looks like they pay special attention to detail. It'll be well worth the wait!
Yeah, it should be. We're really excited and also frustrated they haven't started yet. We got a Lucca model, which is the one they photographed for all the pics in the slide show except the second pic, which is the exterior of another model. Good details, we added a large pool and turned a bedroom into a home theatre. Probably bump into you sometime. Orlando's not that big. ;)
 

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Water Stains; So Irritating!!!!

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I just can't understand why they made cloth seats that water stains!!!! That makes no sense to me and I've looked through the manual several times and there are no suggestions as to what is safe to use to clean the seats. That's why I was hoping someone else had an idea.

Greengoddess - I totally agree with you. We have the cloth seats as well, and I totally regret not getting the leather. I have 2 kids as well. I am experiencing the same thing with water stains. WATER STAINS! I do not know of ANY OTHER CAR whose upholstery stains with WATER!!! UGGGHHH :mad: I came up with a solution though! Want to know my secret??? This is a good one..... When there is a water stain, all I do is get a cloth and wet the entire area. That way the entire area has the water stain, and it blends in. :confused: I could not figure out what else to do. I know, not the best solution, but the only one I could come up with for the time being. I think we are just going to bite the bullet and get leather installed. :(
 

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Clean that Cloth seat

First of water stains because it is centrally located in one spot, and the fact that it dries slowly making it leave a brown water ring. If your seats are not really black with dirt or heavily soiled try using a damp white cotton cloth, like a wash rag, and wipe with brisk strokes over the entire area leaving the are visably damp. If the dirt comes off, then great, as the area dries it will dry with no visable water marks.
If that doesnt work, i recommend a dry foam, which you can purchase at most food stores, or walmart, k-mart, etc. do a test spot on an inconspicous area following the directions on the can. Dont over apply or make the seat area to wet, and keep yoru cleaning consistent over the entire seat so it will not have any water marks when dry. One tip here is to dry as fast as possible so use a hair drier on low setting or maybe a fan.
One other thing you can use is try a dry cleaning sponge or rag pretreated with dry cleaning fluid or solvent, or look for dry cleaning fluid in the store, use a white cotton rag and follow the instructions. Again test in an inconspicous area first, testing for color fastness and that the product you are using wont stain the fabric. I have personally used the damp wet cloth trick on my grey fabric Armada seat and it worked well, but the seats were not very soiled. Good luck. :noworries
 

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Thanks for the advice Mike!! Yes, the clean wet cloth does work for smaller water spots. I usually just brisk the area with a wet cloth and then it just blends in. Sometimes, like I mentioned above, I will just wet the whole section to match :) HA HA. I have used a hair dryer to dry sections, and yes, that does work well. The spot will dry with no ring. It is just frustrating that water does this. Oh well, just like with gas prices, I just have to SUCK IT UP and move on! :)
 

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