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best way to remove wax crayon

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    Hi all,

    I was wondering if anyone knows of a good way to remove wax crayon from fabric seats?

    Many thanks in advance

    Simon
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    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving

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    Hi Simon,

    An all purpose cleaner like meguiars APC should do the trick with a toothbrush or dedicated fabric cleaner brush! (this also cleans the dashboard, door shuts and the engine bay, great stuff!), if not something like chemical guys Stain remover will do it. This removes grey truck grease from my father in-laws cream Jag carpet! Should remove the crayon too! But anything with degreasing property's, Autoglym tar remover claims to remove stains from upholstery! Or fairy liquid is worth a try agitated with a brush.

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    Neil, steady with the products there chap (damn your shoulder ;)).

    AG Tar remover is not a good idea, especially if he does not know how colour fast the cloth is to chemicals like this.

    Megs APC is definitely the best bet to start with. Agitate lightly with a soft brush and wipe of with a damp cloth. Then hoover/wet vac if poss.
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    Thanks alot for the quick responses when you suggest a wet vac to finish would a steam cleaner do the job? Just wondeing if it might be too aggressive ?

    Cheers

    Simon
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    As said Simon, you need to make sure it is colour fast. There is no reason why not and I am probably just being overly cautious, don't want you coming back and saying you have a bare patch of colour on your seats!!

    Stick with a bit of All Purpose Cleaner.
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    Hang on, you're in Stockport.

    Free evening next week to pop over and I'll sort it for you?
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    Must admit, when I read that it could be used on fabric, I was a little surprised!

    Managed to get out the house today though JD. You'll have your turf back soon enough now!:rockwoot:
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    AG Tar remover that is sorry
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    Some sage advice above... you always need to proceed with care on modern interior fabrics. APC is always a good second port of call (the first should be a non-chemical cleaner such as 303 Fabric & Vinyl Cleaner, which utilies ultra safe colloidal technology to do the cleaning). Going stronger is sometimes necessary when it comes to removing grease, oil and wax deposits, but obviously the risk of bleaching intensifies too. We have been known to speak to upholstery specialists in the past in order to obtain more specialists solvents that are safe yet powerful enough to remove nasty residues. :sm4:
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