How to Clean Cloth Truck Seats
July 16, 2015
A well detailed truck will not only have a shiny exterior, but also a clean, stain-free interior. Because of their quick absorbent nature, cloth truck seats are more vulnerable to spills, stains, dirt and grime. If you put off cleaning them, it can result in permanent damage. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to clean cloth truck seats properly with the right products and cleaning techniques.
How to Clean Cloth Truck Seats in 5 Steps
1. Vacuum the Entire Truck Interior
Before you start cleaning the seats, vacuum the entire truck interior using a high power vacuum. Reach every nook and crevice to get rid of dust and dirt. Leftover contaminants can get trapped in your cleaning equipment and cause damage to your car’s interior.
2. Use an Upholstery Cleaner
The next step is using an upholstery cleaner to get rid of all the spills, stains, dirt and grime that are affecting the appearance of your truck interior. For this purpose, it is mandatory that you use an upholstery cleaner specifically formulated for cloth seats, and not generic soap or cleaner fluid made for other purposes.
Don’t spray all seats at the same time. Work on small areas at a time. After spraying the cleaner, let it sit for a few minutes.
3. Use a Soft-bristled Brush to Scrub the Seats
After an area has properly absorbed the cleaner, use a soft-bristled brush for scrubbing. Rub stubborn stains with just enough pressure so you don’t wear out the fabric.
4. Let the Cleaner Dry or Use Water to Rinse it off
After the scrubbing process, let the cleaner dry. Most cleaners in the market will not require you to use water to rinse the seats, but if it is necessary, use a very little amount of water. Do not soak the seats.
5. Spritz the Seats with Fabric Protector
This is an additional step towards protecting your cloth seats. A fabric protector will repel dirt and grime and make it easier for you to clean spills next time. Spray the seats with this product after the cleaner/water has completely dried.
Steam Cleaning Cloth Truck Seats
Steam cleaning is ideal for cleaning cloth truck seats. It is an environmental friendly method which won’t leave harmful vapors behind and/or damage the seats with chemicals. The heat of the steam will break down the molecules of dirt and grime more effectively and will also eliminate any bacteria and germs on the seats as well. However, you have to be very careful when handling high heat, because it can damage the seats quickly.
Cleaning cloth truck seats can be a challenging task, but only if you are not equipped with the necessary skills, products and tools. By following our guide on how to clean cloth truck seats, you can easily restore their good appearance.
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