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How to clean leather car upholstery.. using inexpensive household materials

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How to clean leather car upholstery.. using inexpensive household materials
How to clean leather car upholstery.. using inexpensive household materials


An explanation of how to clean leather car seats


Car seats (car upholstery) are usually subject to frequent soiling as a result of exposure to air, dust and frequent use, and for this reason, car upholstery needs more care to preserve its life. And in this article, we will show how to clean leather car upholstery (for how to clean cloth or velvet upholstery, see the article “How to Clean Cloth Car Upholstery”).


How to clean leather car upholstery


1- The traditional way of cleaning


Be careful not to leave water or residue on the leather upholstery for too long.

1 - First, clean the brushes with a vacuum cleaner, be sure to use a brush with a smaller nozzle, in order to reach the narrow places within the car upholstery.

2 - After that, use cleaning materials to clean and wipe the brushes. Do not use cleaning materials that contain bleaching materials or contain ammonia, so as not to cause damage and damage to the skin. You can use a mixture of warm water with dish soap. Using a piece of cloth, wipe the leather upholstery with that cleaner.

3 - Wipe clean area immediately with a dry cloth.

4 - One of the methods described below can be used for further cleaning.

5 - After completing the cleaning in the various ways mentioned here, the leather is wiped with a special leather polisher, which works to protect the leather from cracking, and keeps its appearance shiny.


2- Using toothpaste


White (non-gel) toothpaste can be used to clean leather car seats to get good results. A toothbrush can be used to rub the paste on hidden and hard-to-reach corners, and then wipe the area with a dry cloth.


3- Using baking soda

baking soda



Baking soda has an effective ability to remove stubborn fats
Baking soda is very effective in removing oil, grease and fat stains from leather fabrics. Therefore, it can be used to clean leather car upholstery, by sprinkling baking soda on the area to be cleaned, and then rubbing it with a cloth dampened with water. Leave it for several hours, and then wipe the area with a clean piece of cloth


4- Using nail polish remover


A nail polish remover such as acetone can be used to clean the skin in the car, using a cotton swab that is dipped in nail polish remover, and then the area is wiped with soap and water, and then dried with a dry cloth.

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