Welcome back to the Proje’ blog! We give you the best tips, techniques and tricks to getting your car super-clean, both inside and out. This week, we’re looking inside your car at a part of the interior that’s really easy to forget about: your boot.
Now, obviously your boot can take a lot of punishment. Maybe you have a pet, or you’ve banged your luggage around, or you’re used it to store one too many potted plants! You end up with mud, hair, dust, stains and dents in the fibers, and it all adds up to a worn look, bits of fray here and there and a generally low-quality area of the car. It’s easy to forget about because we don’t sit in it and it can’t really be seen from outside. But it’s much the same as your upholstery in the way that it takes punishment and ends up with all the dirt and dust compressed right into the fabric. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: It’s a dirt factory inside your car!
Fortunately, we have a few great tips for cleaning the trunk of your vehicle really thoroughly – not just so it looks clean. And we’ve developed some awesome products right here at Proje’ that will make the process much easier and, as always, enjoyable.
Cleaning That Trunk
Now, with any kind of fabric, the product really is key. An inferior product isn’t going to cut it when you try and get to the really deep-set, tough stains. Fortunately, our Benchmark Fabric Cleaner is made specifically for fabric and upholstery cleaning. Its unique formula makes it easy to achieve perfect results with minimal effort. All you need to do is spray, scrub and wipe away the dirt. You can achieve perfect results with minimal effort, which makes Benchmark Fabric Cleaner the best car interior cleaner for those who want to achieve fantastic results in a short space of time. It’s a lather cleaner designed to lift and remove stains, debris and odors from your trunk, fabrics, carpets and upholstery without leaving a chemical smell or risking the more sensitive fabrics in your vehicle. It is ammonia-free, bleach-free and solvent-free, so you clean and protect the interior of your vehicle at the same time, restoring the quality of your fabric and leaving you with a good-as-new look to your interior.
The lather is key to the process, so we’re going to make sure it gets super agitated when we use it. To do this, spray the Fabric and Upholstery Cleaner solution directly onto the surface or your trunk. Then take one of our carpet and upholstery brushes and agitate the spray. You can really go for it inside that trunk; remember that agitation gets the active ingredients working, and there’s no bleach or ammonia in our products, so you don’t need to worry about going mad.
Once you’ve given it a really good scrub, wipe it clean with one of our microfiber towels before the lather dries, and you’ll have gotten one step closer to a perfect trunk.
However, it may be necessary to repeat this process a few times. That’s fine – really deep stains can take a while to remove, and a good old-fashioned bit of elbow grease! Give it two or three goes if you need to.
But What If the Stains Are REALLY Bad?
Sometimes, stains have completely been absorbed by fabrics, and it can feel like no amount of scrubbing is going to make the difference. It’s time for the secret weapon – our top tip. This time, use the spray and give the boot a thorough scrub. Next though, lay your microfiber towel over the top of the fibers. Now, get an iron and set it to steam. Wet the towel and lay the iron across the top of the trunk fibers for half a minute. Now, apply pressure and rub the towel with the iron. You should see the stain transferring from the surface of the trunk to the towel like magic! Remove the iron, give the trunk area a good wipe with another microfiber towel and check how the stain is progressing. Again, you might need to repeat this stage a couple of times, but it’s really gratifying as you can actually see the stain transferring over to the towel!
You will now have a super-clean trunk! Why not give it a finishing touch by having a spray of our new car scent? Lightly mist it around the trunk and on the parcel shelf until you achieve the desired smell. We’ve aimed for subtle here – nothing overwhelming or chemically. You will find that this scent really brings back memories of what it’s like to sit in a brand-new car for the first time!
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading this week’s blog – stay tuned for more tips and tricks next week.If you have any questions about any of the techniques or products that I’ve mentioned in this post, just add a comment below and we’ll post a reply! Remember that we stock only the best auto detailing supplies, so why not click some of the links in this blog post, or visit our products page to find out more? From all of us at Proje’, Enjoy the Process!