Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Cleaning a car interior

                                                        Cleaning a Car Interior    

     This is the third of a series of articles about cleaning your car. This one covers the interior. See the two articles below for tips on washing and waxing your car. You will also find helpful tips on how to clean and care for tires.
     Thank you to all who tried our Advantage and wrote to tell me how excited you were with the difference it made on the shine and looks of the finish of your vehicle. Now let’s tackle the inside and get that area sparkling as well.
     Get rid of car odors:
     First of all for anyone with odor problems, there is a product called Pure Ayre – they can tell you where to buy it – that is the most incredible odor remover I’ve ever used. From mold to pets to cigarettes it has permanently eliminated them all.
-         A dry eraser like what is used on dry erase boards does a fast job removing the film that builds up on inside windows. Alternately spritz a bit of rubbing alcohol on a clean dry cloth then wipe over the windows.  
-         A foam paint brush reaches into those small areas like cup holders that can be tricky to clean. Dip it in a diluted solution of our Bi-O-Kleen wipe those areas then dry with one of our Swifter Towels.  They don’t fall apart like paper towels or even shop towels and can be machine washed and dried many times to save you money. The foam paint brush is also thin enough to clean the open storage areas on the sides of your doors.
-         Vacuum carpet regularly and put down protective mats to keep the original carpet in good condition. The rubber backed mats are wonderful to protect the floor against rain soaked shoes, spills and pets who occasionally get a bit overly excited about their trip in the car.  
Remove carpet stains
-         To remove most stains from carpet or cloth seats, spray on our Ion-A-Clean let that set about 20 to 30 minutes and blot. It’s an amazing stain remover and never needs rinsing. It even removes oil and grease.
** Go to to learn the proper way to remove a stain.  
      -         Vacuum the ceiling of your car to remove dust that accumulates in the cloth.
-         There simply isn’t anything better to use on any leather, vinyl or ultra leather seat than our Leather Care.   Out of the 8 or 9 I tested, this is the only one that deep cleaned. The others removed dirt from the surface but none removed the imbedded dirt. It cleans and protects in one step. It will remove some ink stains and most blue jean dye. It can be diluted 1 part Leather Care to 6 parts water for regular cleanings.
-         If you have young children or pets take a plastic table cloth cut it in half and cover the seats with the fuzzy side up. The fuzzy side catches at least the small drips and spills while the plastic protects the seats.
This article may only be reprinted giving full credit to Mary Findley and her website at Copyright @2006 All rights reserved worldwide.

No comments: