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How To Clean Carpets & Upholstery

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How To Clean Carpets & Upholstery

If something spills inside a vehicle, it doesn't just make the interior look awful but also leaves a bad odor. Cleaning carpet and upholstery may seem tedious due to the sensitive material. Carpets and upholstery may be cleaned using by hand, by drill with the Chemical Guys Drill Attachment Brush, or with your DA machine. It will be quick, easy and no stain will stand a chance against you.

We have two different cleaners for fabric: Fabric Clean and Lightning Fast. Lightning Fast works great on concentrated spot stains (think small dark sections of spills). Fabric Clean is great if you're going to be doing large areas, like your whole interior. If you're planning on doing a complete interior detail, you can spot treat the spills first with Lightning Fast, then go over the entire area with Fabric Clean.

Once you have your choice of chemical ready and diluted properly, begin to saturate the area you will be working on depending on the level of grime it’s in. If it’s a light stain, lightly saturate the surface, and if it’s pretty bad, then moderately saturate the surface. Do NOT oversaturate the surface because you will have a lot of excess cleaning you will have to do in order to absorb the product and filth that comes of it.

BY HAND

Watch this video to learn the basics of cleaning fabric by hand with a brush! We'll explain how to clean fabric by hand step-by-step below as well!

STEP 1

Start off by analyzing the stain or grime on the fabric to tell which Nifty Brush you will need. If the stain is superficial, use the black Standard Nifty Interior Detail Brush. If the stain is super heavy and you are working with a durable material or carpet, we recommend the yellow bristle Heavy Duty Nifty Interior Detail Brush.

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STEP 2

Begin to scrub the surface with your Nifty Interior Detail Brush up and down and left to right in a 2x2 ft cross-hatch motion. Continue to saturate the area as necessary throughout the scrubbing process to actively work the product.

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STEP 3

Remove any leftover residue and grime with a Workhorse microfiber towel. We recommend using the Yellow Microfiber Workhorse Towel because it highlights the dirt and grime you're removing from the fabric!

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BY DRILL

Watch this video to learn the basics of cleaning fabric by drill and drill attachment! We'll explain how to clean fabric by drill step-by-step below as well!

STEP 1

Start off by analyzing the stain or grime on the fabric to tell which Drill Brush Attachment you will need. If the stain is superficial and/or the material sensitive, use the Gray Light Duty Brush. For heavier stains and more durable surfaces, use the Yellow Medium Brush. Once you have chosen the brush, insert the drill brush to your drill and securely tighten it.

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STEP 2

Turn on your drill brush attachment on a low-moderate speed and begin to work the surface in a 2x2 ft cross-hatch motion. Repeat the cross-hatch motion about 2 times for light grime and 3 or 4 times if moderate/heavy grime.

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STEP 3

Remove any leftover residue and grime with a Workhorse microfiber towel. We recommend using the Yellow Microfiber Workhorse Towel because it highlights the dirt and grime you're removing from the fabric!

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BY DA Machine

Watch this video to learn the basics of cleaning fabric by DA machine! We'll explain how to clean fabric by DA machine step-by-step below as well!

STEP 1

Spray whichever product you are using directly on the fabric surface. Also, attach the Hook-and-Loop Carpet and Upholstery Brush to the DA machine. This is the tool needed to clean fabric using a DA machine.

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STEP 2

Turn on your DA machine, set it to speed setting 3 and begin to work the surface in a 2x2 ft cross-hatch motion. Repeat the cross-hatch motion about 2 times for light grime and 3 or 4 times if moderate/heavy grime.

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STEP 3

Remove any leftover residue and grime with a Workhorse microfiber towel. We recommend using the Yellow Microfiber Workhorse Towel because it highlights the dirt and grime you're removing from the fabric!

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