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Car vacuuming question

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I would like to know how to go about hoovering all the holes in the floor area under the front passenger car seat.  I don't think I have the tools to do it myself, so - ordinary garage, Halfords, maybe even a typical house cleaner?  It would need specialised attachments to the pipe to get to all those places (have a look under yours to see what I mean).

The issue is my young son dropped something a bit pricey down there and we can't see or feel it anywhere.  Whoever knows how to hoover all those hidden places would need to give me the bag of dirt at the end for me to take home and sift through in hopes I find it.

Don't want to go to the Tesco Romanians etc. as they do the whole car and I just want the area under the front passenger seat done.

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The "Tesco Romanians" will probably do the whole car, inside and out for less than a tenner. The last time I had mine done they managed to get eight or ten Poles in the car at the same time, lovely job, £8. I'm sure if you asked them to concentrate on one area they'd be more than happy to oblige.

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£8?  It cost me £25 to do the gold in-and-out, one notch below the top, platinum level which I've never tried.  Tesco must be taking a massive cut.  Where do you get yours done?

More to the point, I doubt they'd really want to reserve the dirt for me as I need.

Anyway I'll try various attachments, thin and highly flexible rubber tubes and things, and see if anything emerges.

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Why don't you just unbolt the seat and remove it? If airbags are involved, research the safe way to disconnect them.

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It's an animal based substance, and it's not rhino horn :P

Still curious about your £8 top-notch cleanout....

My research since posting brought up the issue of removing the seat and of the airbag potential problem.  I'll have to consult with a garage once back from hols, but in any case even with the seat removed the bigger issue is how to get a flexible enough and thin enough vacuum pipe down those holes - I've no idea of the shape or size of the cavities within, like going caving, the only way to find out is to get down there, and I'm not from Lilliput.

One tip I came across online just now (for anyone who may have a similar problem at any point) is to stick something like pantyhose over the end of the vacuum pipe so that you won't have to rummage through a bag of dirt....

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21 minutes ago, Qetesuesi said:

 

Still curious about your £8 top-notch cleanout....

It wasn't a top-notch full valet, just a basic clean inside and out. I never go for a polish as it gets on the windscreen and I don't like that shiny stuff they put on the dash etc. 

Pressure wash, hand soap, rinse and leather on the outside followed by a vacuum and damp cloth inside with leather inside windows. Whole job took about ten minutes. I usually only have the outside done for a fiver. 

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On Wednesday, August 02, 2017 at 7:39 PM, Bruce Banner said:

The "Tesco Romanians" will probably do the whole car, inside and out for less than a tenner. The last time I had mine done they managed to get eight or ten Poles in the car at the same time, lovely job, £8. I'm sure if you asked them to concentrate on one area they'd be more than happy to oblige.

 

 I never use them. It only encourages them. 

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On 8/3/2017 at 7:47 AM, Qetesuesi said:

It's an animal based substance, and it's not rhino horn :P

 

Should-a used the trunk!

 

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