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I have the leather seats with the cloth like material in the middle on my 2001 is300. Any advice on how to clean that middle material?
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How to clean leather/alcantara? I use meguiars products when I clean the leather. Stay away from armor all.

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Cool thanks for that. I tried the woolite but I think my seats are far too gone. The nice little holes in my seats as well as my door covers are pretty beat up from previous owner. i might have to just invest in some new seats. If I can find them that is.

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Cool thanks for that. I tried the woolite but I think my seats are far too gone. The nice little holes in my seats as well as my door covers are pretty beat up from previous owner. i might have to just invest in some new seats. If I can find them that is.
What exactly is wrong with your seats? Posting pictures would help. Also make sure you do a search before you start a new thread. A lot of the questions you will have have been answered countless times before. A lot of the older members won't help you if you ask a basic question that could be answered by a quick search.

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sorry about that, here is a picture showing how bad they are.

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A sweater shaver will clean up all that fuzz. They are $8 at walmart.

I have an extra one, it's yours for $10 shipped if you want it.
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I am actually heading out to get one right now. Thanks though! I'll post a pic later

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sorry about that, here is a picture showing how bad they are.
Is that just dirt or are they actually damaged. It's hard to tell from the picture. If there just dirty it shouldn't be that hard to clean them. I would grab a cloth seat cleaner from autozone and go at it. I can't tell you which one to use since I have the full leather seats. If its actually damage like rips you would probably have to replace them or use seat covers.

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No rips or tears at all, I think the shaver is going to make a huge difference.

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Chemical guys is a great product. But what I do is start with the fabric and finish off cleaning the leather. Pinnacle is also a brand to use.
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