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How to clean up a light grey seat (?)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Envy Lawn Service, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    OK, I know there are a bunch of you guys on here who also own eXmarks.

    The light grey seats are terrific... except after a while they are FILTHY!

    What do you guys use to clean them up?
    I know it will need to be something strong, but I don't want to guess and use something that will damage the seat.


    DOLMARatOS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 173

    I got some good news for you....MR CLEAN ERASER!!!

    It works, it works really really well. Little water and elbow grease and one of these magic babies and it will look new!

    Don't be fooled by all the other claims.

    After it's spotless....hit it with armor-all ( I use fluid film) and stuff won't stick as bad later.
  3. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    That Eraser works awesome! If you can't get one, use simple green & scrub brush. Then rinse it off.
  4. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,624

    there is a concentrated soap/degreaser called big red. Stuff is awesome teamed up with a pressure washer
  5. MDLawnman

    MDLawnman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 229

    Use caution with the Armor-All. While it is an excellent product it will make the seat VERY slippery.
  6. Beau Rivage

    Beau Rivage LawnSite Member
    Posts: 218

    good stuff...:clapping:
  7. ozd12005

    ozd12005 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 342

    Take a 1 gallon bucket with warm water and a shot of Dawn, Use a sponge or brush and suck it up with a wet/dry shop vac. If that doesnt work try using whitewall cleaner
  8. CleanCutProLawn

    CleanCutProLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    Soft Scrub, we use it on all of our golf course equipment seats.
  9. OMG

    OMG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 275

    Whatever you use, make sure you treat the seat afterwards with a conditioner.

    Some cleaners will dry them out, then they'll crack in no time.

    Gritty/bleach based type cleaners (comet, etc.) seem to be the worse.
  10. Ludicrous Speed

    Ludicrous Speed LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    I would hit it with Simple green also. If that does not work, try some Westleys Bleche white.

    The armor all comment reminds me of a professional motorcycle drag raer who let someone clean the bike between rounds. When she launched, the bike shot out from under her because of the armor all on the seat!!!!!

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