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2019 CRV EX - seat stain prevention

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Our new CRV EX is really a great vehicle for the money. Only concern after 2 months of ownership is that the non leather (cloth) seats look like they will stain at the slightest thing. Anyone have product recommendations to help pretreat seats to reduce stains, and, clean stains. I have grey interior. Son ate san energy bar with chocolate and a few crumbs on the seat stained almost instantly.

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Chocolate is brown and greasy. If a fabric is gonna stain, that'll do it.

Good 'ol Scotchguard is not the worst choice. However the fabric is likely already treated, but that doesn't mean grunge will come out with just some rubbing; you might still need some fabric cleaner and some toweling.

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Remove Chocolate stains from Upholstery:

Scrape off excess chocolate. Mix one tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent, like Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid Dish Soap, with two cups of cool water. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent solution. Blot until the liquid is absorbed. Repeat until the stain disappears. Sponge with cold water and blot dry. If that doesn't work, use a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with a dry-cleaning solvent, like Guardsman Professional Strength Dry Cleaning Fluid . Blot until the solvent is absorbed. Repeat until the stain disappears.

As for fabric anti-stain treatments... Scotchguard works well, though you have to remember that it wears out and will need periodic reapplication (every 3-6 months).

Some dealers offer upholstery protection with lifetime guarantees.... though I have never taken them up on such an offer as I always get leather seats and put sheepskin covers over them.
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