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cleaning upholstery

Hi I could use some advice on how you clean your upholstery. I'm quite sure the fabric is polyester. I'm trying to avoid peeling the fabric away from the foam and the nightmare it must be to get it back in and looking normal. I'm planning on hand washing the fabric, air drying it and putting it all back. Can I dryclean the cushions without taking out the foam? Any suggestions are much appreciated.
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Re: cleaning upholstery

Get some upholstery cleaner, car places sell it, even Crappy Tire stock it. Designed to clean fabric without soaking or taking it off the cushion.
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Re: cleaning upholstery

Yes, that's what I do, spray the upholstery with one of those cans of car foaming upholstery cleaner. Let it soak for a minute, wipe off with a warm, damp cloth. If you've got any obvious stains, treat first with spray stain remover for clothes.
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Re: cleaning upholstery

Thanks for your input. I was hoping there would be an easy way. I just can't imagine trying to stuff the foam back in to the fabric. Hi Paul. This is the Admiral from Timara, hoping for some wind for this Sunday.
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Re: cleaning upholstery

We have a Hoover steam rug/upholstery cleaner that I use on our cushions each spring. I bring the cushions home and steam clean and then let dry in the sun. The steam cleaner is the home version of what you can typically rent at a supermarket. The simple process (esp with sun/fresh air) leaves them clean and odor-free.
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Re: cleaning upholstery

+1 on the steam cleaner. We were pointed along that path by some fellow cruisers, and have been very pleased with the results.

We've got this one (a Bissell Little Green ProHeat Spot Cleaner):

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Re: cleaning upholstery

Main problem with that is you clean them in spring, and then you have to wait until late August for them to air dry in these parts
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