The Alcantara seats give the car that extra touch of refinement, being a precious and very elegant fabric. How to clean it? Let’s find out.
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What is Alcantara?
Alcantara is a fabric obtained from various weaving and draining processes, specifically designed to create a resistant and delicate fiber at the same time. Undoubtedly elegant, exclusive, and refined, Alcantara gives the car a sense of comfort and finesse, beautiful to look at and soft to the touch, as it manages to convey the feeling of suede. Certainly, the Alcantara is part of the catalog of fabrics that have, in addition to charm, also some peculiarities of delicacy.
In this sense, it is very important to know the right ways of cleaning this material, to preserve it at its best, and enhance it in the correct way.
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How and when to clean Alcantara seats?
Alcantara seats require, in addition to paying particular attention to any accidental stains, adequate cleaning, as it is a rather delicate material.
We can decide to carry out a daily cleaning, to preserve the interior of our car, or a more thorough and thorough cleaning on an annual basis that involves the use of specific products.
If we decide to sanitize the Alcantara seats daily, doing it is very simple. First, excess dust or crumbs must be removed to prevent them from accumulating over time. After this operation, just wipe gently with a dry or slightly moistened cloth with warm water to remove any residues.
If, on the other hand, we decide to carry out a deeper cleaning once or twice a year, we must rely on suitable products in order not to risk damaging the fabric. Annual cleaning can be done in different ways:
- if it is a removable fabric, then it can be removed and washed in the washing machine with a delicate detergent at 30 °, taking care not to use the spin cycle. After that, let it air dry and, if you want, iron it at a temperature not exceeding 100 °, placing a white cloth between the Alcantara fabric and the iron.
- If the fabric is not removable, then the procedure will be identical to that of daily cleaning, with the addition of a product that is specific for fabrics. Be careful to choose the type of stain remover or ideal detergent: these must not be aggressive in order not to incur unpleasant surprises. Also, always remember not to rub hard, but to clean the Alcantara fabric gently.
In case you can’t find a product that is specific for this particular fabric, you can use ethyl alcohol, warm water or lemon juice, depending on the extent of the stain in question.