BMW L6 Cloth Upholstery Care 101
Cloth is an absorbent material that was once loved by car manufacturers to lay over the seats of their car creations. They are widely available in the market, and the supply ranges from an extensive array of colors and textures to classy and fashionable designs. Since they are very absorbent, they easily catch stains, making maintenance an extra challenge. Even when cloth upholsteries are treated with stain resistant chemical products, along with fire retardant, stains remain to be hard to remove, and further damage can arise on the process. So if your BMW L6 happens to have this type of upholstery, better read on these treatment tips that are commonly followed for stain removal:
- Rub away ball-point ink with alcohol.
Your first aid kit has what you need to undo ball-point ink. Apply alcohol repeatedly until the stain is done away with. An ink eradicator maybe used, but it will surely damage the upholstery much like a bleach would. If it is not totally removed, do not try any other harsh chemical-based cleaning product.
- Use cold water for blood stain.
Strong detergents are not only tough on blood stains but also on the fabric, forcing early deterioration. Other soaps, on the other hand, may simply let the blood to set. Wipe with a clean cloth and cold water. When the cloth is also stained already, rinse or use another clean cloth, and then, repeat the process.
- Remove crayon with paper towel and iron trick.
You may, of course, simply scrape the crayon off with a dull knife blade, but that won't be able to remove deeply set crayon stain. Try melting it with the aid of a hot iron and a paper towel over the stain. The paper towel will lift the melted crayon.
To remove candies, flush it with lukewarm water. You may need a small amount of cleaning fluid to completely eliminate the candy stains, but apply only after the upholstery is dried. Removing chocolate stains, on the other hand, will also need the aid of a clean cloth.
- Get rid of the nasty urine smell.
Urine smell is nasty that you won't be able to stay inside your BMW L6. Mild soapsuds and cold water can eliminate it, but you may need ammonia to completely get rid of the smell. Others use vinegar to remove the stain and disinfect the upholstery at the same time.
- Deal with that stinky vomit ASAP.
Car sickness, especially in children, does happen; and if one of your passengers experiences this while you're driving, the end result may not be too amusing. But a stinky vomit is not something that you should not deal with ASAP because if you do, it will leave a stain and a bad odor that are difficult to get rid of. So, you'd better take care of it right away. To do this, use a cloth or paper towel to remove excess moisture from the vomit. Then, use a cloth or plastic spoon to remove the remaining solid matter. After removing it, you will also have to remove the smell. Treat the upholstery with one teaspoon of baking soda that is mixed with one cup of warm water.
- Protect with seat covers and mats.
You don't have to spend so much time dealing with tough stains if you have your upholstery protected with seat covers and floor mats. They will catch all of the unwanted dirt and stains, so you can have the cleaning easily done outside your BMW L6. Aside from protection, seat covers and floor mats also act as ornamental accessories to make your car interior look more nicely.