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CLEANING ALCANTARA/LEATHER

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    [Aug 12, 2008]
    Hi all ,

    i am after cleaning the alcantara in my audi . I want to clean up the little bits of fabric on the seats whats the best method or product to do this ?
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    A sticky clothes roller?
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    OK, well i was given a tip from a fellow AS'er for clearing the bobbly bits off the Alcantara seats.....

    Use an electric shaver, I havent tried it yet but he gave me a demo on his seat and it looked pretty good!!
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    Thanks for the info
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    i tried the shaver that didn't work im thinking would a proper lint remover work ?

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    Disposable BIC razors work well providing you are gentle and careful with your method. :icon_thumright:
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    i tried that method it cleaned it up a bit but i really want it looking good any other advise ??

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    There is no other method we know of - just time and patience with the razor. :sorry:
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    Hi ,

    so its just best to keep using the razor and then it should clean up ?
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    To remove the bobbling then yes. If it needs cleaning as well, then an All Purpose Cleaner cut 10:1 and used very sparingly will work, but you must avoid scrubbing the finish too much or overwetting it, as both can lead to permanent damage. It must be treated gently! :yes:
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    Yeap I had one of these, used on my S3 seats before & it does work, carefully so it doesnt snag any threads etc, but it works very well & also the razor option would aswell but remington best as larger holes for the bobbles where as razors are small gaps into blades, takes time & patients, but overall best option I'd say given my experience on this exact probem.
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