Just moments ago, you just purchased a brand new Toyota Sequoia. It’s exterior is so shiny, you need sunglasses to look at it. It’s interior is so clean, you just learned the true meaning of the word immaculate. Anyone who tries to eat, drink or even breathe inside of your new car will regret the decision immediately, because it’s never going to be allowed. Cut to a few months later and this clean-freak attitude is more than likely long gone. Chances are, you have probably even managed to pick up a stain or two. Luckily, there are ways to get your car back to that wonderful factory clean. Check out these helpful tips so you can once again ride around in stain-free style.
Coffee Spills: Just as cars run on gasoline, humans run on coffee. This makes your car very susceptible to coffee stains. Glass cleaner is an excellent way to remove all types of stains (including coffee) from carpeting and upholstery. It also doesn’t leave behind soapy residue like many traditional carpet cleaners do.
What to do:
new stains: Immediately dilute the coffee spill with cool water then blot with paper towels or clean rags until the stain is removed.
old, dry stains: Soak stain with glass cleaner (any brand will do). Allow it to sit for five minutes. Blot until stain is removed.
Pen Ink: It may be a tech world, but theres a good chance a pen will be used in your car at some point in time. Unfortunately, ink stains can be very hard to remove. Enter - hairspray!
What to do: spray ink stain with hairspray. Allow it to sit until the stain is absorbed. Then wipe it away. Repeat if necessary.
Carsickness: If you’ve ever been carsick, you know how awful it feels. You also know how likely it is for a carsick person in your car to throw up. And, if you’ve ever endured the revulsion of carsickness stains and smells permeating in your car, you probably got sick yourself. The cure? Water and club soda/baking soda.
What to do: Mix water with club soda or baking soda. Dilute stained area(s) and wipe until gone. Once the stain has been removed, you can also sprinkle plain baking soda onto the area and let sit overnight. The next day, vacuum it up. This will help remove any leftover smells.
Greasy Stains: If your car has greasy stains, a little paint thinner and salt can work wonders. To be safe, first test this method on a separate area outside of your car to ensure it won’t cause fading.
What to do: Rub paint thinner on stain with clean, 100-percent cotton cloth then cover the stain with salt. (Salt will help absorb the grease.) Let this mixture sit for 24 hours then vacuum clean.
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