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Old 09-06-2010, 02:55 PM   #1
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I'm at target right now lol. I need a good suede cleaner for my Sti. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:01 PM   #2
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Bearing in mind you should do a test portion first in an inconspicuous area, a safe, inexpensive alternative to a specialized really expensive cleaner is regular woolite mixed 1 part to 10-15 parts water.

Biggest thing when cleaning kind of upholstery or auto fabrics is doing the dry work before you introduce moisture. Give them a brisk brush and good vac before introducing any kind of cleaners.

Either way do NOT saturate your surface, and start with a small test area just to make sure and safe.

You can clean alcantara with a mild woolite and water solution(10-15 parts water TO 1 part woolite) on a damp(not wet, not dripping or sopping wet) microfiber and worked in small sections blotting up anything left on the surface. Woolite is very gentle, cleans well and is generally very safe for many surfaces. The other part is using something that is not harsh because heavy detergents if left in fabrics can stiffen them up and cause even more dirt to be attracted. Some guys just douse carpet cleaner or general purpose cleaners on fabrics and that can eventually do a little more damage as well as shortening the amount of time they stay clean. That probably isn't the best practice compared to something mild or even an upholstery specific cleaner.
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:11 PM   #3
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Bearing in mind you should do a test portion first in an inconspicuous area, a safe, inexpensive alternative to a specialized really expensive cleaner is regular woolite mixed 1 part to 10-15 parts water.

Biggest thing when cleaning kind of upholstery or auto fabrics is doing the dry work before you introduce moisture. Give them a brisk brush and good vac before introducing any kind of cleaners.

Either way do NOT saturate your surface, and start with a small test area just to make sure and safe.

You can clean alcantara with a mild woolite and water solution(10-15 parts water TO 1 part woolite) on a damp(not wet, not dripping or sopping wet) microfiber and worked in small sections blotting up anything left on the surface. Woolite is very gentle, cleans well and is generally very safe for many surfaces. The other part is using something that is not harsh because heavy detergents if left in fabrics can stiffen them up and cause even more dirt to be attracted. Some guys just douse carpet cleaner or general purpose cleaners on fabrics and that can eventually do a little more damage as well as shortening the amount of time they stay clean. That probably isn't the best practice compared to something mild or even an upholstery specific cleaner.
Wow thank you I wasn't expecting an answer that quickly! I have tons of woolite at my house. I'm just buying a soft brush. Thanks!!!
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