Tip for cleaning your Morris Minor seats and saving money!

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Tip for cleaning your Morris Minor seats and saving money!

Postby tmsdvbwn » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:06 pm

Hi there I'm currently restoring my 1964 morris minor duotone and cut a £500 corner by not buying a whole new set of seat covers. Besides, I like the 'worn-in' look anyway!

I thought id be brave and scrub some vanish oxi action crystal white stain remover, mixed with some water, into the fabric part of the seats, and wow what a difference! Scrubbed some on the vinyl too and it's cleaned all the grub off without damaging anything! I'm going to stick them all in the washing machine after to give them a good rinse as there's black grubby water pouring out everywhere.

(P.S I do realise that someone's probably already posted this tip but thought id share my experience)

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Re: Tip for cleaning your Morris Minor seats and saving money!

Postby ASL642 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:19 pm

Do not put the vinyl seat covers in the washing machine. Hand wash only in warm water + vanish! The spinning action of the machine drum will tear off the vinyl coating, and the wadding will gump up. After all they are 40 + years old. :wink:

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Re: Tip for cleaning your Morris Minor seats and saving money!

Postby MoggyBlue » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:21 pm

Heya I used this on mine :) spray on leave for a bit and start scrubbing :lol: it hasn't got it 100% cleaned but certainly is close to clean :)[frame]Image[/frame]

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-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1968 Morris Minor - 2 door - Smoke Grey - De luxe - called Norma
-1970 Morris traveller - trafalgar blue - De luxe - called Ona

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Re: Tip for cleaning your Morris Minor seats and saving money!

Postby dalebrignall » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:22 am

ive used cif , used to be gif cream on the seats that worked well
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Re: Tip for cleaning your Morris Minor seats and saving money!

Postby MoggyBlue » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:04 pm

dalebrignall wrote:ive used cif , used to be gif cream on the seats that worked well
Yeah I thought about using the cream but got the spray instead I may get the cream another time though as they havnt cleaned the seats completely haha
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1968 Morris Minor - 2 door - Smoke Grey - De luxe - called Norma
-1970 Morris traveller - trafalgar blue - De luxe - called Ona

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Re: Tip for cleaning your Morris Minor seats and saving money!

Postby irmscher » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:52 pm

Astonish cream works well also

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Re: Tip for cleaning your Morris Minor seats and saving money!

Postby MoggyBlue » Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:29 am

irmscher wrote:Astonish cream works well also
Hmmm on really? Was tempted by it but never heard the name so went for cif haha
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1968 Morris Minor - 2 door - Smoke Grey - De luxe - called Norma
-1970 Morris traveller - trafalgar blue - De luxe - called Ona

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Re: Tip for cleaning your Morris Minor seats and saving money!

Postby nikki1979uk » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:15 am

i used flash with bleach. i have all vinyl though,
i figured it worked briliantly on my mortorbike leathers so i would give it a go.

:o :lol: poor roger smelt like a swimming pool for a while though

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Re: Tip for cleaning your Morris Minor seats and saving money!

Postby linwinn » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:17 pm

How did you manage to get the seat covers off please? I have a split in one, I think I may be able to stitch it but was thinking I would have to unbolt whole seat until I saw your photos.
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Re: Tip for cleaning your Morris Minor seats and saving money!

Postby toulky » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:53 pm

MoggyBlue wrote:Heya I used this on mine :) spray on leave for a bit and start scrubbing :lol: it hasn't got it 100% cleaned but certainly is close to clean :)[frame]Image[/frame]

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Hi noticed you have an old Krooklock attached to steering wheel. We have one but I cannot get it to fit properly between pedal and the wheel. Any tips please ?

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Re: Tip for cleaning your Morris Minor seats and saving money!

Postby firedrake1942 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:02 pm

I eventually got the gear lever handbrake version as the Crooklock a) tended to bend the pedal and b) bend the steering wheel if fitted too tight. If fitted loose to avoid the steering wheel bending, the steering wheel could be forced down to release the crook lock. Someone did suggest one end around the drivers seat support and t'other around the steering wheel but i never tried that.

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Re: Tip for cleaning your Morris Minor seats and saving money!

Postby MoggyBlue » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:58 pm

toulky wrote:
MoggyBlue wrote:Heya I used this on mine :) spray on leave for a bit and start scrubbing :lol: it hasn't got it 100% cleaned but certainly is close to clean :)[frame]Image[/frame]

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And after :D[frame]Image[/frame]
Hi noticed you have an old Krooklock attached to steering wheel. We have one but I cannot get it to fit properly between pedal and the wheel. Any tips please ?

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Hello toulky
I've never had a problem fitting the lock. It's always hooked round the steering wheel and round the stem of the accelerator pedal(sometimes other pedals) so sadly I can't give you any tips never realised there was a problem fitting them are you having the problem of the lock or is it achually getting them round the steering wheel and pedal?
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1968 Morris Minor - 2 door - Smoke Grey - De luxe - called Norma
-1970 Morris traveller - trafalgar blue - De luxe - called Ona

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Re: Tip for cleaning your Morris Minor seats and saving money!

Postby irmscher » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:03 am

Sugar soap is very cheap and very good as a cleaner and goes a long way as you dilute it :)


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