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Old 10th August 2017, 09:26 PM
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Default Cleaning the Alcantara roof lining

I have just spent 1.5 hours as a passenger in my own car. A highly pleasurable journey.
Anyway it gave me the opportunity to truly enjoy the cabin which included 10 secs stroking the roof lining!
Anyway the point of this post is a cleaning question. Having worried my roof I noticed the palm of my hand was filthy! So is there an 'approved' method/products for cleaning the lining or should I just buy a pack of wet wipes?
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Old 11th August 2017, 12:11 AM
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raceglaze alacantra is tops. Spray on microfibre and scrub or light mist on the roof lining and gentle rub. Do not saturate as it might sagg
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Yeah, I used Raceglaze on my D2's Alcantara seats (grey) and it certainly freshened them up and made them less grubby.

Maybe it's just me but I would be too scared to apply any wet products to my Alcantara headlining as its beige and perfectly unmarked

Perhaps a soft brush for a start?
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I've seen some videos of guys using a wet vac afterwards to lift the fibres and extract the moisture, is that something you would guys do??

I've sourced a set of Sport Alcantara seats for my S8 which I'm planning to fit very soon, but I want them nice and clean before I do that.
I would love to also restore/dye black leather as well so it looks absolutely mint.

I can't believe how much grip Alcantara seats offer, it's ridiculous, you stick to them like velcro strip and they look amazing along Alcantara head lining and carbon trim.

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I've seen some videos of guys using a wet vac afterwards to lift the fibres and extract the moisture, is that something you would guys do??

I've sourced a set of Sport Alcantara seats for my S8 which I'm planning to fit very soon, but I want them nice and clean before I do that.
I would love to also restore/dye black leather as well so it looks absolutely mint.

I can't believe how much grip Alcantara seats offer, it's ridiculous, you stick to them like velcro strip and they look amazing along Alcantara head lining and carbon trim.

Thanks
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The guy in the video done exactly same trick at the end - stripes.
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Marcin have a look at this site, they come highly recommended http://lttleathercare.com/leather-care-advice/
Stick to race glaze for cleaning. you will be surprised how much it lifts.
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