Transfer stain on ultra white perforated seats

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Ironically, I laid out a clean black trash bag on my back seat to protect the seat from another bag I had in the car that had garbage in it. Unfortunately, the black bag seems to have left a transfer stain (black / bluish) on my back seat!! I tried mild soap and water and that did absolutely nothing. I tried baby wipes (Honest brand), and that did absolutely nothing. On a very small portion of the stain I tried a dry eraser and that did absolutely nothing. I keep hearing how easy it is to clean these seats, yet I can't believe something I wouldn't even think would bleed, left this mark that I can't get it off! Any help / tips you can provide would be much appreciated.
 

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maybe it is more of a chemical transfer from the black plastic to the white seat from contact and heat..?
check in with your local Tesla service guys before trying something too harsh - so at least it would be on the record that they recommended 'x' product in case it caused other discoloration or changed the texture.

please make sure to post back when you find a solution.
 

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Also, what brand of trash bag were you using?
I'd like to keep them away from seats. :)

And this pretty much settles it for me - no white interior.
 

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I would slowly step up the power of the cleaners. Water first, then soap/multipurpose cleaner, then maybe a vinyl cleaner. I think you are already at this point. Next I would test rubbing alcohol, and finally WD-40. Test on an inconspicuous area first (even if it's not stained), and with WD-40 wash off with soap and water when done.
The tough part is the trash bag is plastic with black dye, and the seats are plastic with white dye. Hope that the dye in the bag breaks down more easily (it should, as it easily rubbed off). [Yes, they are different types of plastics, but still...]
 

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I tried many products to get stains off some leather seats and was amazed when regular dish soap worked. I used the Sunlight brand. If I had tried that first I could have saved a lot of money!
 

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When I tested the 303 Aerospace protectant (recommended on this forum) for the leather seats, I did it in a small spot out of view (side bolster of passenger seat between the seat and arm rest) thinking at this type of situations... paint transfer. There was a considerable difference in the amount of transfer between the treated area and untreated. Also on the treated area, whatever little transfer was made, it came off much easier (I used CarGuys cleaner). I know it's a bit late for you, but you may want to give these a try for the future. Based on other recommendations around here I tested more cleaning stuff here: http://www.thebrainspike.com/most-p...cts-that-passionate-car-owners-will-swear-by/

EDIT: just realized that this was an older thread, I will leave this for anyone coming across this due to the same reason, which seems pretty common with the white seats.
 

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Hope we hear back what happened. I have a white interior too and thought the wipes would be good enough as per some YouTube videos I watched.
 

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Hope we hear back what happened. I have a white interior too and thought the wipes would be good enough as per some YouTube videos I watched.
What wipes?

I recommend Colourlock (yes, spelled that way, it's European, LOL) artificial leather cleaner and protectant. These guys know what they're doing.
 

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When I tested the 303 Aerospace protectant (recommended on this forum) for the leather seats, I did it in a small spot out of view (side bolster of passenger seat between the seat and arm rest) thinking at this type of situations... paint transfer. There was a considerable difference in the amount of transfer between the treated area and untreated. Also on the treated area, whatever little transfer was made, it came off much easier (I used CarGuys cleaner). I know it's a bit late for you, but you may want to give these a try for the future. Based on other recommendations around here I tested more cleaning stuff here: http://www.thebrainspike.com/most-p...cts-that-passionate-car-owners-will-swear-by/

EDIT: just realized that this was an older thread, I will leave this for anyone coming across this due to the same reason, which seems pretty common with the white seats.
I read through your list, and have a few comments. I won't comment on personal choices, like use of Chemical Guys vs. someone else. But one product you recommend is just not good: the Meguiars Endurance Tire shine looks great and leaves a nice finish...and slings like a mother. No matter how much you rub it down after it dries, it WILL sling on your rocker panels.

You also made the following statement about the Collinite Carnauba Wax:

Collinite 915 Marque D’Elegance Auto Wax. Having a high concentration of Carnauba wax, this product is guaranteed to resist high temperatures, protect against UV, prevent light scratches or provide a hydrophobic layer to the car. And these are just a few of the many great qualities of the Carnauba.

Carnauba doesn't resist high temperatures, doesn't protect against UV or prevent scratches. It makes things shiny. The hydrophobic layer is there and Collinite says it lasts months...I'd like to see that proven out. I've yet to hear of a Carnauba wax that lasts. They just aren't designed to survive washes and even heavy rains.

But they look great. There's nothing that gives you as deep of a shine. No coating can touch the look of wax.
 
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