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Upolstery/Carpet cleaning formula for Bissell
« on: May 30, 2020, 10:58:40 AM »
Just picked up a Bissell spotclean pro
I am looking forward to finally cleaning the Gti fabric upholstery and carpet - only had it 8 months!

Normally Bissell expect a cleaning formula to added to the water tank or I could use a sprayed cleaner and use warm water from the tank - what product and usage  recommendations do people have?

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Re: Upolstery/Carpet cleaning formula for Bissell
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2020, 08:30:59 AM »
I’d probably use the household type stuff in the tank to be honest, maybe give the carpets a spray of some Autoglym interior shampoo cleaner I had on the shelf for a few minutes beforehand.
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Re: Upolstery/Carpet cleaning formula for Bissell
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2020, 04:28:01 PM »
I spray the fabric and carpets with 1001 carpet/upholstery cleaner, agitate it with a drill brush, and then bissell them with just hot water.  Great results  :happy2:

The problem I've found with using a cleaner chemical in the bissell tank is it generates a lot of foam, which can p1ss out of the bottom of the machine.  Or maybe I just put too much chemical in  :grin:   Keep the filter clear as well (blocks up super fast) otherwise that also causes leaks out of the bottom.


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Re: Upolstery/Carpet cleaning formula for Bissell
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2020, 03:54:38 PM »
Thanks for the replies - I was waiting for a set of drill brushes from China & for Halfords to open

I went for Meguiars carpet & interior cleaner -
seems to have worked well, this is the human slime from just one pass on rear seat base and drivers seat  :ashamed:


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Re: Upolstery/Carpet cleaning formula for Bissell
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2020, 01:07:45 PM »
I have a Vax wet and dry thing and it's terrifying how much muddy water you get out of just one seat even after 3 or 4 passes.

I'd say it's an annual job especially if you have little people who sit in the back of the car.

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Re: Upolstery/Carpet cleaning formula for Bissell
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2020, 05:51:54 PM »
Thanks for the replies - I was waiting for a set of drill brushes from China & for Halfords to open

I went for Meguiars carpet & interior cleaner -
seems to have worked well, this is the human slime from just one pass on rear seat base and drivers seat  :ashamed:


Yup  :grin:   It's just general grime mate.  Dirt/dust coming in through the windows, air vents and sunroof.  Wouldn't be surprised if some of that blackness is diesel soot as well tbh.


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