TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC
Start a Discussionhttps://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/tags/

How to get crumbs out of my ventilated seats? Dyson vacuum not doing the job

Discussion in 'Model S' started by calisnow, Jun 26, 2017.

Tags:
  1. calisnow

    calisnow Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2014
    Messages:
    2,836
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    So I have some crumbs in a few vent holes on my ventilated seats - my handheld Dyson vacuum got most of them out but there are a few stubborn ones clinging. Any ideas? I thought of needle nose tweezers but afraid I might just push them further in.
     
  2. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2013
    Messages:
    5,494
    Have you got something with stronger pull than the handheld? I would suggest a combination of a shop vac at the same time as you give the seat a sharp whack with the palm of your hand near but obviously not upon the offending crumbs.

    You also might provide those sharp blows absent any vacuum....then suck 'em all up afterwards.
     
  3. Akikiki

    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Messages:
    2,377
    Location:
    Kaneohe
    I've got a 100 billion little black ants outside in my lani area. I could send you a couple of billion or so in a micro-SD storage box. Pour them in the seat. Trust me, the crumbs will immediately be the thing you worry least about. :D
     
    • Funny x 9
  4. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    4,111
    Location:
    Irvine, CA
    Pic or it didn't happen
     
  5. L-P-G

    L-P-G Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2016
    Messages:
    129
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    • Informative x 1
  6. croman

    croman Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2016
    Messages:
    1,820
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Have you thought about using something wet, like a damp q-tip? Water uses Van der Waals forces to adhere to objects.
     
    • Informative x 1
  7. calisnow

    calisnow Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2014
    Messages:
    2,836
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    You are so thoughtful - I really appreciate having friends like you.
     
  8. calisnow

    calisnow Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2014
    Messages:
    2,836
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Oh god not Van der Waals forces - lemme see if I can remember. No googling. Something about the value of the dipole moment changing from moment to moment as the distance of the oxygen and hydrogens changes slightly from moment to moment. Tell me I'm right, pease. I studied so damn hard for that class years ago.
     
    • Funny x 1
  9. calisnow

    calisnow Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2014
    Messages:
    2,836
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Thanks guys good tips all - more powerful vac, damp cloth, air compressor and/or detailers brush. These should do the trick.
     
  10. croman

    croman Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2016
    Messages:
    1,820
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Yes, it can both repel and attract. Distance is key. :D
     
    • Like x 1
  11. Drone Flyer

    Drone Flyer Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2016
    Messages:
    760
    Location:
    Canada
    J
    Just leave them in and therefore you will leave a "bread crumb" in your wake for all future EV owners to follow!
     
    • Funny x 1
  12. malcolm

    malcolm Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2006
    Messages:
    2,604
    Sticky tape.

    Apply to a hidden test area first just to make sure the adhesive stays on the tape.

    Apply to seat. Press down/sit on. Remove.
     
    • Informative x 1
  13. boonedocks

    boonedocks Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2015
    Messages:
    823
    Location:
    Gainesville, GA
    Toothpicks.....Definitely Toothpicks. Good for cheese cubes, grapes if you can catch them, fresh cut up fruit, shrimp etc etc and OF COURSE poking those little holes clean through on your ventilated seats. :)
     
  14. jelloslug

    jelloslug Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2015
    Messages:
    2,487
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    You could give this a shot:

    [​IMG]
     
    • Like x 3
  15. croman

    croman Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2016
    Messages:
    1,820
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    I'm scared because it says it kills 99.999% of all germs but it looks like the goop from Ghostbusters II except its teal instead of pink.
     
    • Funny x 1
  16. jelloslug

    jelloslug Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2015
    Messages:
    2,487
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    It works great for the junk that builds up in and around window switches and down in the grab handles. It also shows up nicely on a spectral analyzer if you forgot where you put it.
     
    • Helpful x 1
    • Funny x 1
  17. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2013
    Messages:
    5,494
    Is that why your name is jelloslug?
     
    • Funny x 2
  18. AVRnj

    AVRnj Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2017
    Messages:
    99
    Location:
    In a land far far away
    Stop eating food in your Tesla
     
    • Like x 1
  19. croman

    croman Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2016
    Messages:
    1,820
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Stop telling people how to use their car when it doesn't affect you.
     
    • Like x 1
  20. alcibiades

    alcibiades Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2017
    Messages:
    471
    Location:
    IL
    I had an internal bet about whether we'd see "don't eat food in your car" first or whether we'd see "this is one of the reasons I didn't get the perforated seats" first.
     
    • Funny x 2

Share This Page