HOW TO CLEAN ALCANTARA
ASSESSING WHAT YOU'RE WORKING WITH
THE CLEANING PROCESS
Start the cleaning process with a bottle of Total interior car cleaner. Total is a pre-diluted surface cleaner that is low foaming so its perfect for this situation where lathered up product is not necessary to aid the detailing process. Lightly mist Total over your working area, however be sure not to drench the surface as this may damage the alcantara. We recommend that you stick to one area at a time, whether this be a side bolster, head rest or a lower bolster. This will help you keep track of what your have cleaned and also make sure that any excess product that you may have sprayed onto the surface doesn't dry out. Once you've misted over your work area its time to start cleaning. A soft bristle interior brush is all thats need for alcantara cleaning. Its best if you have a longer bristle brush as these bristles will get into all of the tighter areas and crevasses. Using light pressure work your interior brush over the misted area in back and forth motions.
Once you have worked the product onto the surface grab a fresh microfibre cloth and wipe away the dirt that was trapped within your alcantara's fibres. Again light pressure is all it takes as now your are removing the dirt and grime you lifted to the surface with Total. Once you've removed the dirt you will have a clean surface that should be dry to the touch.
STEERING WHEELS, GEAR KNOBS & HANDBRAKES
Once again light pressure is all thats needed as any more may cause your surface to matte down further. Once you've worked the area you will see the dirt transfer onto your cloth. Finally flip your cloth over and using the clean side brush over the fibres to lift them back up.