How to Remove Stains on Interior Carpeting
When it comes to repairing your car’s interior, it doesn’t necessarily have to be difficult. Between spills, greasy carpets and overall dirt and dust, you will likely have to regularly clean your car’s interior to maintain its beautiful appearance. Here are a few great car interior repair tips that you can follow.
Cleaning Coffee Spills
Dilute coffee spills as soon as possible with cold water and blot them dry with paper towels or a clean rag. Should the stain remain after it has dried, you can spray on a glass cleaner, soak it for a few minutes and blot again. The great thing about glass cleaners is that it cleans all types of carpeting and upholstery without leaving the soapy residue that most regular carpet cleaners do.
Cleaning Greasy Upholstery
Most of the greasy stains in your car can be cleaned by taking a clean cotton cloth and rubbing the stain with a paint thinner. After this, cover the stain with salt so that it can absorb the remaining grease, and vacuum the area when done. You can also cover the area with oatmeal overnight and simply vacuum in the morning. It might be a good idea to test the paint thinner on your carpets first, to ensure that it is colorfast.
Cleaning Ink Stains
Although ink stains are not usually part of your car interior repair regime, you might find that you have pen ink on your car’s interior that needs cleaning. Hairspray will lift these stains right out of your car’s upholstery or carpets, so it’s always handy to have some around. Salt is another option and it will also lift out the stains. Simply allow it to sit for a while and brush it off when done.
Cleaning Blood Stains
Blood stains can be tricky; whether it’s human or animal stains, it should be attended to immediately and covered with a paste made from cold water and dry laundry starch. Remember not to use warm water as this will only set the stain. Allow the area to dry and then vacuum or brush the residue away.
Cleaning Carsickness or Alcohol Stains
If you should spill alcohol inside your car, you can dilute it with water so that it never changes the color or your interior. As for carsickness, you can dilute the stains with baking soda and water, or with club soda, as vomit is acidic. This mixture should neutralize the stain rather quickly for you to clean.
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