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Old 03-12-2021, 08:28 PM   #1
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Suede cleaning steering wheel and shifter

Previous owner didn't take very good care of the interior. I worked on cleaning up the suede and found that mother's vlr and scrubbing with a microfiber towel works pretty good at working the dirt out of the suede and making it soft again
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Old 03-12-2021, 09:03 PM   #2
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Previous owner didn't take very good care of the interior. I worked on cleaning up the suede and found that mother's vlr and scrubbing with a microfiber towel works pretty good at working the dirt out of the suede and making it soft again
Awesome. Thanks for this. I wondered what might work.

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Old 03-13-2021, 11:25 AM   #3
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It is not suede ,it is synthetic 98% polyester 32% polyurethane . It is in fact called Alcantara ,in other words it is a form of plastic . A stiff brush and some water works fine .
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Old 03-13-2021, 03:22 PM   #4
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I add a few drops of woolite dark to wam tap water. I soak a micro fiber towel in the solution, wring it out then drape the towel on the wheel for a few minutes to break up the oils and grime. I then gently wipe the area, rinse and repeat.

Once everything is clean, I do a final wipe down with just warm water. Woolite has a slight fragrance that will dissipate after a few minutes. You do not want to apply a lot of pressure when rubbing.
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Old 03-13-2021, 09:57 PM   #5
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I just use a tiny bit of dawn and hot water on a microfiber and get it just barely damp, then dry it with another microfiber which stands the fibers back up and gives it the suede feel again
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Old 03-14-2021, 09:36 AM   #6
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I just use a tiny bit of dawn and hot water on a microfiber and get it just barely damp, then dry it with another microfiber which stands the fibers back up and gives it the suede feel again
I did this and it was way easier and better results than I expected.



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Old 03-14-2021, 09:48 AM   #7
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I just used a damp rag and went to town. Should really drive the car with gloves on.
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I always washed my hands B4 driving the car , so mine never got too dirty to begine with.
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