Blue Jeans staining my seats!

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    Blue Jeans staining my seats!

    I had reservations about buying my 2015 Passat TDI SEL with the cornsilk interior but that's what my wife wanted. Anyways, the car doesn't even have 4,000 miles on it yet and the driver's seat is turning blue from blue jeans. The passenger seat has a blue tinge to it too but the driver's seat is definitely the worst. The blue is on the leather and the suede. I stopped by the VW dealer since it's only a mile from my house and they seemed aware of the problem but unsure as to the best way to clean it. Any ideas? I don't want to damage my seats. Has anybody else had this problem?
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    What have you tried so far?
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    Try Resolve carpet cleaner, but test a spot first. It works great, but it can also discolor certain fabrics and if it doesn't mix with the car seats, they could end up looking worse.

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    Google had some stuff too:
    https://www.turtlewax.com/pro-tips/h...-leather-seats


    Might try this product, the reviews indicate it has been a success for some:
    http://www.amazon.com/Leather-Master.../dp/B007A2PXXK
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    Fyi, that is not suede. At least my 2014 wasn't. It's a microfiber synthetic if that helps
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    I use Griot's garage interior cleaner for most leather and interior cleaning and it works very well.

    Another option that lots of people use is Woolite diluted 10 to 1.

    Neither of the above will leave a residue to attract and hold dirt and grime.

    These guys make specific cleaners for blue jean dye removal if one of the first two doesn't work.
    Leather Ink & Dye Transfer Removers

    I guess it goes without saying, but I will, after you get things cleaned up apply a good protectant to make future cleaning easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2002GLXV6 View Post
    I use Griot's garage interior cleaner for most leather and interior cleaning and it works very well.
    I love this stuff and have been out for a couple years. I need to order a new bottle. Thanks for the reminder.
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    Just as a helpful tip for the future. Wash new jeans a few times before wearing them in your car to reduce the chance of ink transfer. As I do detailing I inform my customers with leather seats about this. Hope this helps

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    I would use Megs APC and tornador or foam blaster to clean and remove the stain. Just be careful in agitating the fabric.

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    Did you ever get this sorted? I am having the same issue with mine.

    Quote Originally Posted by KC10Chief View Post
    I had reservations about buying my 2015 Passat TDI SEL with the cornsilk interior but that's what my wife wanted. Anyways, the car doesn't even have 4,000 miles on it yet and the driver's seat is turning blue from blue jeans. The passenger seat has a blue tinge to it too but the driver's seat is definitely the worst. The blue is on the leather and the suede. I stopped by the VW dealer since it's only a mile from my house and they seemed aware of the problem but unsure as to the best way to clean it. Any ideas? I don't want to damage my seats. Has anybody else had this problem?

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    You can always wash your jeans with a little bit of vinegar to get some of the dye out

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