Car seats are maybe, the most used part of an entire cart(apart from the control panel). So, it’s quite an ordinary fact that car seats will get dirty sooner than any other parts of the car interior.
But what if your car seat is made of microfiber? Is it more vulnerable to dirt? Or is it harder to clean a microfiber car seat rather than an ordinary leather made ones?
Well, the answers of most of these questions are YES. Although microfiber car seats are more stunning and more comfortable to sit on, but it has drawbacks. They are more likely to be caught up by dirt, and they need more attention while cleaning.
However, we have got this topic covered, and we have provided an extensive guideline on this. Keep reading until we meet again at the end-
Why Cleaning Microfiber Car Seats Is Important?
Microfiber car seats are quite essential to clean off. Actually, every kind of car seats are essential to clean on a regular basis. But microfiber car seats require it more often.
Here are some reasons-
- Microfibers are made of fabrics. So, they contain more pores and holes to catch up dirt and dusts. So, you need to clean them off regularly.
- Unlike leather car seats, microfiber car seats are too visually bad when they are dirty. So, if there is any dust or dirt material onto it, it’s more essential to clean them off.
- Microfiber has a properly of loosening up its health when it’s exposed to dirt for a long time. If you don’t clean this on a regular basis, you have to change the car seat material pretty soon. And that’s of course, a hectic process for any car owner to go through.
Long story short- there is no way that you can leave your microfiber car seats dirty. You have to keep a sharp eye on them to check up whether they have caught up any dirt or not. Once you have done that, go through the rest of the article for the actual cleaning process-
Steps on how to clean microfiber car seats
As we are dealing with a complicated thing like a dirty microfiber cloth, we have to gather some essential materials first.
On that note, you can go with household products that will cost you no extra money. Or if you want to do it with the least amount of hassle, you can go for some commercial cleaner items.
In this article, we have kept a mix of both of these material types. Have a look-
Items You Need
- Baking soda
- Isopropyl alcohol
- Spray bottle
- Cleaning cloth
At first place, you have to prepare a solution of baking soda with water. Once done, you will have to put it on the affected spots of your microfiber car seats. Make sure that the solution had covered up the dirt spots completely.
Once done, let it sit there for at least 30 minutes. If there is any odor or visible dirt material, this process will swallow them. Also, this will eat up any sort of moisture, if any.
Now, take a vacuum cleaner and apply it with a decent pressure on the spots where you have applied the baking soda solution. The high flow of air will absorb the baking soda residue, along with the dirt and dust particles.
While applying this vacuum cleaner, make sure that you have maintained a decent pressure onto it.
Now, you need to have a solution of rubbing alcohol and water. While choosing the rubbing alcohol from the market, make sure that it’s a mild one. Acute alcohol is not meant to be handled by hand.
For maximum safety, wear a plastic gloves when you are mixing the rubbing alcohol with the water.
Once you have prepared the mix, you need to apply that on the dirt spot. It will work on remaining dust. Also, it will make the hard and stubborn coffee splits, ink splits or similar kinds of dirt.
Remember that when you are applying the alcohol solution onto the microfiber seat, use a soft cloth to do that. Don’t directly put the aclhochol mix onto the microfiber.
Once you are done with the hard and stubborn kind of dirt and spots on the microfiber seat, take the vacuum cleaner over again. At this step, you will take out the dust and micro level dirt from every corner of the seat.
You can do that with the same vacuum cleaner that we have used in one of the earlier steps. But make sure that the cleaner is meant to be used on car seats only. Household vacuum cleaners are quite dangerous to use on a microfiber cloth.
Once done, let everything dry for quite sometimes. In case your garage or parking space has an abundance of airflow, that would be great. In case it’s a dump area, you can use pressurized air or hot air blower to fasten up the cleaning process.
So, that was the complete process of how to clean microfiber car seats in a professional way. Almost all kinds of dirt should be taken care of in this way. If there are any of the spots left, you can try doing the same thing once again. This will help you out.
See you in the next post!