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#1 grnspot110 ONLINE  

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Posted October 09, 2011 - 05:17 PM

A couple of weeks ago I had to bring two loads of tractors & equipment home from a show in a hurry. Fortunately, a friend of mine hauled one load for me, saving me two hours or more. I just backed my trailer into an open shed until I could unload a week later. When I went to unload the 420, somebody's loose cat had left a deposit in the seat. When I went to clean it today, there is a permanent stain & claw punctures in the $150 seat that was new earlier this summer. :mad2:

Time to thin the stray cats!!! :shoot3:

Feel free to post your aggravations here! ~~ grnspot

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Posted October 09, 2011 - 05:35 PM

Target Practice .................................. What Cats Are Made For!

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Posted October 09, 2011 - 05:50 PM

you should get more of them in there and have them do the same:D that way you can say you have a custom printed seat:bounce:
you can start charging people money so they also can have a custom cat printed seat:blush2:
the claw pokes make the seat cooler in the summer. sort of like ventilation:wave:

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Posted October 09, 2011 - 06:29 PM

Just "ventilate" the cats! Get RED tractors, as they almost always have black seats....cat stains don't hardly show!

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Posted October 09, 2011 - 07:00 PM

"Chief did it! Chief did it!"
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Posted October 09, 2011 - 07:19 PM

Now wait a minute!!!
I love Cats...
They taste just like chicken...

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Posted October 09, 2011 - 07:20 PM

Now wait a minute!!!
I love Cats...
They taste just like chicken...


That's true, and why I love Chinese food!

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Posted October 09, 2011 - 08:17 PM

Sucks that he ruined a new seat. Mabey you can get a free replacement cushion from JD if they say it is warranted against stains or something.

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Posted October 09, 2011 - 09:06 PM

Been thinking about building a CAT -A-PULT . In the tv show Nothern Exposure they used a piano . But that would be a waste of a good musical instrument. So ....................... And I always check the seats for prior " useage " . I have cats also . A few

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Posted October 09, 2011 - 09:58 PM

Grnspot110,
Try rubbing a little rubbing compound on the stains to see if it will lift them out. If so, wash the surface good with a good dishwashing liquid after you're done. If it don't work, you really didn't make anything worse. Can't help you much for the claw holes.

That really sucks for you. As a fellow collector, I know how hard it is to lose a good seat. It's like someone just scratched a freshly restored paint job. Kill the cat and throw it on the road down the lane. It'll look like someone ran over it!

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Posted October 10, 2011 - 04:35 AM

That's too bad it ruined the seat.

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Posted October 10, 2011 - 10:57 AM

Try some stuff called "Tuff Stuff" carpet and interior cleaner. Spray it on, scrub with a brush, wipe off with a damp terry cloth rag. If that won't take the stain out, I would venture to say nothing will. One can get it at auto parts stores and Wally World used to have it-don't know if they still do or not. It will not hurt the vinyl, but don't get it on any painted surface.

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Posted October 10, 2011 - 12:38 PM

Sorry to hear about the seat. Hope you can get the stain out. If you do, let us know how you did it.

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Posted October 10, 2011 - 02:03 PM

Hey grnspot....check this stuff out. I've used their black on dash plastic & shift knobs, but not on vinyl yet. They have a bright yellow, much like JD Yellow. Might be the ticket.
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Posted October 10, 2011 - 08:04 PM

Sorry to hear about the seat. Hope you can get the stain out. If you do, let us know how you did it.


In the good old days, I would use electronics cleaner for stuff like that with great results. Unfortunately, it was virgin CFC12 in those cans that worked so well. No longer available. Haven't found a worthy substitute... Yet.




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