Pontiac Firebird Carpet Kit
Tips and Tricks on Cleaning and Maintaining the Pontiac Firebird Carpet Kit
The carpet in your Pontiac Firebird can last as long as your vehicle, but it won't last a year if you don't care for it properly. Foot traffic, pets, kids, spills, and frequent off-road use can quickly turn the carpet into a ratty mess. You can also add to that the hassles and high cost of getting a replacement Pontiac Firebird carpet kit. So if you want to keep the carpet in your Firebird in good condition—and save money in replacement costs—make sure to clean and maintain it on a regular basis. With that said, here are some tips you might find handy in maintaining the carpet in your vehicle:
- Clean up dirt and debris with vacuum and a brush.
A portable vacuum cleaner is the best solution for loose dirt, dust, and other dry particles littering on the carpet, but it may not be enough to remove debris deeply embedded onto the carpet fibers. Instead, brush the carpet first with a carpet brush or a vacuum brush attachment. The brush should be able to dislodge any embedded dirt for the vacuum to pick up.
- Clean up spills before they dry up.
Dropped your cup of morning coffee by accident? Blot it out with water and paper towels while it is still moist. Letting spills dry will allow the stains to stick onto the fibers, making them harder to clean up.
- Remove grease and oil-based spills with paint thinner.
Grease, engine oil, and petroleum-based spills can be harder to clean up compared to regular stains, but a bit of paint thinner should be able to clear it up. Rub a small amount of thinner on the stained area using cotton cloth and cover it with salt overnight. The thinner should blot out the oil enough for the salt to absorb. For colorfast carpets, replace the paint and salt with cornmeal instead.
- Clear up musty-smelling carpets with borax.
Is the carpet starting to smell like your socks? Deodorize it by sprinkling a generous amount of borax onto its surface and letting it sit for an hour before vacuuming. The borax can also help kill fleas, bedbugs, and other insects that reside on the carpet fibers.