How to clean your fabric car seats, carpet & upholstery. -

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From time-to-time spillages and mess make the interior of our car dirty, be it a spilt coffee, baby vomit, a smelly pet, pet urine, muddy boots or just a build up of dirt from general use. 

Remember back when you first bought your car and the interior seats, carpets and upholstery was spotless with that lovely clean smell? Well guess what, this is easy to achieve at home.

Save yourself some money and give yourself the satisfaction of a clean car interior with a professional valet finish, by doing it yourself.

If all you require is a light clean to remove stains, marks and blemishes we recommend using the Ignition Transmission® Carpet & Upholstery Stain remover. This should also be used as a pre-treatment to help remove stains when machine cleaning with our Interior Valet Cleaner.

Here are the top-line benefits of the Carpet & Upholstery Stain remover.

  • All-purpose cleaner & stain remover
  • Deodorise & neutralise bad odours
  • Factory-fresh interior finish
  • Effective stain-removing formula
  • Safe to use on all interior fabric surfaces
  • Can be used as pre-treatment before machine cleaning

For a professional Valet deep clean use the Ignition Transmission® Interior Valet Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner. For best results you will require an extraction machine cleaner - Extraction machines deep clean by spraying both water and cleaning detergent onto the fabric of your car seats and carpets, then immediately vacuum up the broken-down dirt dissolved in the water-detergent solution.

If you do not own one you can easily rent one which are available from most major supermarkets and hardware stores. To get real bang for your buck, why not clean any upholstery sofas, chairs or carpet you have in your home at the same time? Our Valet cleaner can also be used on these fabric items!

Here are the top-line benefits of the Interior Valet Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner.

  • Professional valeting Carpet & Upholstery solution
  • Cleans, deodorises & removes stains
  • Reactivating odour treatment
  • Suitable for use in extraction carpet cleaning machines
  • Long-lasting fragrance
  • Professional clean finish

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 How to Clean your Car Seats and Upholstery:

 Step 1 - Hoover Car Interior

  • It's obvious but important - Vacuum! Make sure you clean up all the loose dirt and debris, get in there on the seams, nooks and crannies of your seats and carpets. Un-attach any floor mats and clean the carpet underneath, and don't forget under the seats.

Step 2 - using Carpet & Upholstery Stain remover

  1. Apply Carpet & Upholstery Stain Remover solution to a pre-wet clean cloth and wipe down any surface dirt
  2. Apply solution directly to any stains and areas you would like to clean
  3. Allow to work for 5-10 minutes (Leave longer for stubborn stains)
  4. Blot with a clean towel or cloth to remove staining 
  5. Rinse with clean water and towel dry (or use the extraction machine)
  6. Repeat if needed, until clean (if not using interior Valet after)

NOTE: Some very old stains may be permanent. Always pre-test on an inconspicuous area for any colour changes before use.

Step 3 (for a deeper clean) - using Interior Valet Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner.

  1. Use the above steps to pre-treat stains 
  2. For extraction machines with one solution tank add 10ml per litre of water. For machines with separate tanks for cleaning solution and water, add half cleaning solution and half water to the cleaning chemical section.
  3. Pull the extractor head along the fabric of the car seat or carpet whilst pressing the spray trigger, moving steady in a straight line at a rate of about 1 inch per second.
  4. Ensure you follow this process to eventually cover the whole fabric area, making sure you pay special attention to any stubborn marks and stitching to extract any hidden dirt.
  5. Repeat the process throughout the car on all upholstery, seats and carpet.
  6. Once finished, your car seats, carpet and upholstery may feel slightly damp. This will eventually dry off.

Pro Cleaning Tip:Allow the car interior fabric to dry completely before going over any areas again. This will prevent the fabric from becoming too wet and taking too long to dry.

Need any further help & advice about our products and how to use them to clean your car interior like a pro? Our team of experts are happy to help - 

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