Microsuede, Alcantara, Dinamica, cleaning

Cleaning Microsuede: Choosing the Right Products and Techniques

  Several versatile new synthetic suedes have hit the automotive interiors market in the past five years. Soft, tough, and absorbent, Alcantara, Escaine, Dinamica, and Ultrasuede are rapidly replacing real leather interiors on high end vehicles. These are all different types of microsuede, a fabric that, in spite of being more durable and Read More

Interior Cleaning, Detailing, Organic, Inorganic

How to Clean Interiors Properly: Spot Organic vs Inorganic Messes

This article has been a long time coming. Around 9 years ago at the detail shop we own and manage, we ran into an issue with a stain on the headliner of the car. It was a black mark that the detailer just couldn't get out. He noticed how caked on it looked and went straight for "purple" (our heavy degreaser product). No matter how much they sprayed Read More

The New Un-Cleanable Auto Interior…

Recently there have been rumors floating around about a new type of interior material that cannot be cleaned.  This happens occasionally in our industry - a new material surfaces and everyone freaks out calling it un-cleanable or detail-proof. But we don't like to think that way. So what does this mean for us as detailers? Research and Read More

Storing your car, rats, mice, Dangers, Precautions

Storing Your Car? Beware!

There are many reasons to store a car for long periods of time, winter weather conditions, traveling, moving, no-use, finances; feel free to pick your reason. But if you are going to be returning to the car at some point, either to use it or sell it, you'll want to make sure that it's not being inhabited while it's supposed to be "vacant"! One of Read More