I wanted to post a before and after photo in the blog today as we came across this seat while detailing a Chevrolet Impala in Columbus, Ohio today. Impalas are great cars but they sure don’t have great seats, especially when they need a deep cleaning. The owner claimed that the seats have been in the above condition “….the last couple of years.”
After a quick vacuum, I sprayed some carpet shampoo on the surface of the seat and let that sit for a few minutes. After the vapor steamer was warmed up, I turned it on full power and used the steamer/brush to agitate the seat and loosed the dirt and grime. The heat from the steam literally lifts the dirt to the surface, which makes the cleaning process much easier. I immediately extracted the seats with the Mytee HP60 heated carpet extractor. It’s a great tool! It’s amazing how much dirt and grime it pulls out. Look at the photo below to see the “After” condition.
Carpet shampoo is a very effective first step, however, if one really wants to step up to the plate and hit a home run, go with a vapor steamer AND a heated carpet extractor to detail a car. After having one, there is NO WAY I could go back to not having one. It really makes a difference between a professional and an amateur. Customers expect the best, and this method is definitely the best. I highly recommend this method. Thanks for reading!