Car Cover Cleaning
General Instruction on Car Cover Cleaning
Generic cleaning instructions f r us. with all car covers. You should refer to the instruction sheet enclosed with the car cover for any fabric specific care instructions. Pay particular attention to Custom Made car covers.
Car cover fabric performance
Car cover fabric performance can be severely affected by dirt that builds up on and within the material. It can cause the windshield and paint to become dirty and “fogged”. A “wicking” effect can occur where it actually helps pull water through the fabric. This winl nullifying any water resistant properties the fabric may have had. Cleaning your cover will help to keep your vehicle clean and increase the service life of the cover. Before installing a car cover, ensure your car is dirt and dust free . Dust particles and dirt caught between a cover and your vehicle's paintwork can cause abrasions to paintwork.
Do's and Don'ts with your car cover
- .... Clean a car cover in a washer with a center agitator (except WeatherShield® fabric covers).
- ...Use fabric softener.
- ...Dry a non-woven or specialty type cover in a dryer.
Autotecnic Car Covers
With most Autotecnica car covers a good occasional hose-down and a wipe-down with a clean sponge is all that is necessary. Always leave Autotecnica covers out to dry naturally.
Turning a car cover inside-out on the vehicle can make for easier cleaning.
1 - Mix 30grams All-Purpose Cleaner per litre of warm water.
2 - Spray or sponge onto cover.
3 - Rinse with plain water (until no suds) and allow to air dry.
Washable Covercraft Car Cover Fabrics
1 - Using a large commercial washer without agitator, wash the cover using 1/4 cup of All-Purpose Cleaner (some WeatherShield covers are compact enough to be washed in a normal size washer). Put the cover in the washer and pour the cleaner in the tub after it’s filled with warm water or pour it directly in the machine (some wall mounted commercial units), then put in the cover and start the machine .
2 - Rinse the cover twice (2X) to remove all the cleaner.
3 - Air dry covers only.