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How do you clean your ALCANTARA?

Hello Fellow R'ers,<p>Was wondering how everyone out there details the alcantara in your R? <p>I use a very soft-tip brush to detail, but was wondering if there is any way to steam-clean or something of a similar nature?<p>Any thoughts are greatly appreciated!
 

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Re: How do you clean your ALCANTARA? (goosen7)

You can try but be very careful<br>Light or dark color?
 

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Re: How do you clean your ALCANTARA? (goosen7)

Hope this helps. Pulled the info from Alcantara® website.<p>Daily cleaning<p>It is sufficient to dust Alcantara® using a soft brush, a dry cloth, or a vacuum cleaner.<p>Weekly cleaning<p>After having dusted Alcantara®, run a slightly moistened white cotton cloth over it. Avoid the use of printed absorbent cloths/papers as they can release ink onto the material.<p>Yearly cleaning<p><br>If the upholstery is removable, it is recommended that you wash it in a washing-machine, following the instructions below (general washing instructions). If the upholstery is not removable it is possible to clean Alcantara®, by using specific products listed in the web-site <A HREF="http://www.alcantara.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.alcantara.com</A>. If such products are not available, please follow these instructions: dust the material with care; moisten a soft cloth or a sponge in clean water, wring it thoroughly and run it over the whole Alcantara® material, making sure not to wet it excessively; rinse the cloth or sponge and repeat as necessary. Leave to dry (overnight). Once dried, in order to restore the material, brush it delicately with a soft bristle brush.<p>For smaller stains, if specific products are not on hand, follow these instructions.<p>- Act immediately, within 30 minutes of the stain's formation.<br>- First, remove the substance which has been spilled with a spoon or plastic spatula, if it is dense (yoghurt, jam, etc.), or with a white paper towel or sponge if it is liquid.<br>- Never pour the cleaning product directly on the fabric; rather, use a white cloth or a well-wrung sponge (rinse in clean water each time after wiping and wring out well).<br>- Try to reduce the stain by working from the edge towards the centre; do not scrub hard, otherwise it could spread or penetrate more deeply.<br>Depending on the type of stain, you can use water, lemon juice, or pure ethyl alcohol (grain alcohol) as a stain removal agent.<p>Please read the treatment instructions below.<p>Water-soluble stains:<p>- Fruit juice, jam, gelatin, syrup, ketchup: lukewarm water; rinse by blotting with clean water.<br>- Blood, egg, feces, urine: cold water (avoid warm water, which could coagulate these substances); rinse by blotting with clean water.<br>- Liquor, wine, beer, Coca-Cola, tea: lukewarm water; treat any traces of color with lemon juice, then rinse well.<br>- Copying pencil, cocoa, chocolate, custard and chocolate sweets, ice cream, mustard: lukewarm water; rinse by blotting with clean water.<br>- Vinegar, hair gel, tomato sauce, and coffee sweetened with sugar: lemon juice, then lukewarm water; rinse by blotting with clean water.<p>NON-water-soluble stains:<p>- Lipstick, foundation, mascara, eye shadow, perfume, shoe polish, oil and grease, grass stains, markers (including permanent markers): blot with ethyl alcohol, then water, and rinse. Grass and marker stains, especially on light-colored fabric, must be treated as soon as possible to keep them from drying.<br>- Chewing gum and wax: put ice in a plastic bag and set it on the stain; when the substance hardens, chip it away, then treat with ethyl alcohol.<p>Stubborn stains:<p>Try repeating the treatments described several times; even stains which are not water-soluble often require subsequent treatment with water.<p>Old stains of unknown origin:<p>First treat with lukewarm water, then rinse by blotting with clean water.<br>If you see the stain begin to dissolve, repeat the treatment; let dry, and if necessary, treat with ethyl alcohol.
 
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