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Rengjøre og vedlikeholde suede?

Lurer på hva som vil være et godt produkt til å rengjør og vedlikeholde "suede" stoff.

Vil feks SV alcantara cleaner fungere på stoffet, eller er det for stor forskjell på suede og alcantara?

Mener å huske at alcantara er stoff basert, mens suede er basert på semsket skkinn... Men det er jeg ikke sikker på.

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Alcantara er stoff/mf basert og ikke det samme - det stemmer. Derfor bør du ikke benytte Alcantara cleaneren vår. MEN, i løpet av noen uker så lanserer vi en helt ny Swissvax suede cleaner - så det bør hjelpe deg :) Skal si fra her inne så fort den er på lager! I mens så ville jeg kunne satset på en fuktet klut.

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Alcantara er stoff/mf basert og ikke det samme - det stemmer. Derfor bør du ikke benytte Alcantara cleaneren vår. MEN, i løpet av noen uker så lanserer vi en helt ny Swissvax suede cleaner - så det bør hjelpe deg :) Skal si fra her inne så fort den er på lager! I mens så ville jeg kunne satset på en fuktet klut.

Høres bra ut :)

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Høres bra ut :)

Venter i spenning på denne nyheten ;)

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Kommer med info så snart vi får mer her fra Swissvax sentralt :)

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Litt OT,men er det noe annet du ikke har fortalt oss Dag,som kommer til våren? ;)

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Tja, kan hende det Arne.. :) Jeg må samle litt tråder og så kommer jeg med en realease om litt!

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Dette blir spennende Dag

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Vi satser på det :)

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Noe nytt om når dette stoffet kommer?

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Jeg skal sjekke opp i morgen jeg!

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Fikk du rede på noe nytt?

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Fikk en komplett rengjøringsguide av en som virkelig kan sine saker.

Han nevnte også at mitt suede interiør er syntetisk stoff, ikke semsket skinn. Semsket skinn er rett og slett for dårlig til å bruke i bil. Med andre ord er det noe tilsvarende alcantara, eneste forskjellen er at alcantara ikke er produsenten.

Rengjøringsguiden på engelsk:

Cleaning Suede is a different animal, but most synthetic suedes are cleaned the same way (at least most qaulity ones). Usually, simple brushing with a soft bristle brush and vacuuming is enough. Light stains can be lifted with scotch tape. If there are stubborn stains, lighter fluid can be used and works well. If using water, blot it, don't rub. Avoid heavy "upholstery cleaning" solvents like you'd buy at an auto store for use on leather and vinyl.

I literally have a whole book on Novasuede from the manufacturer. It contains tons of information, including an entire section on cleaning. I've posted excepts from the manufacturer below about the cleaning processes , as they are in depth and explain it well, which should make it easier for a beginner to understand. Please note, there may be some techniques below you are not comfortable doing. If this is the case, take your car to a professional who is experienced and knows what he is doing.

Below are excerpts of the cleaning processes recommended by the Manufacturer of Novasuede:

The special technology that created NOVASUEDE® allows for easy care and cleaning. Since liquid spills tend to "bead up" on the surface, often all that is needed is quick action with a dry cloth to absorb the liquid. Normal, regular vacuuming with a soft brush attachment is recommended to remove dust deposits, prevent soil build-up, and to keep the suede surface looking crisp and new. Light stains and smudge marks often can be lifted off with Scotch tape or removed with a soft eraser.

Water soluble stains such as coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks, milk, beer, wine, etc. can be removed by dabbing the affected area with clean water only, mild soapy water, or a 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar. Excessive rubbing is not necessary. A blotting action is always preferable to a rubbing technique for stain removal. Remove excess soap or vinegar solution by dabbing again with clean water and blotting with a clean cloth. The material can be allowed to dry naturally or dried quickly with a hair dryer using the warm setting. "Rings" noticed after drying are usually the result of some residual soap or cleaning solution remaining in the fabric. Most rings can be removed by cleaning again with water only.

For non-water soluble stains such as grease, oil, shoe polish, etc. use a petroleum solvent such as naphtha (lighter fluid) or mineral spirits. Using a clean cloth moistened with the solvent, dab the stained area and then blot with a clean, dry cloth. Repeat if necessary. Work from the edges of the stain toward the center to avoid enlarging the stain. Surface damage and minor cigarette burns usually can be repaired by rubbing the area carefully with fine sandpaper.

Removable covers can be machine washed separately using the cool or warm water setting, delicate cycle. Use mild detergent, no bleach. Do not pour detergent directly onto the material. Spin and tumble dry low setting, or spin and hang to dry in a shady area. Do not twist or wring. NOVASUEDE® covers can also be professionally dry cleaned using clean perchloroethylene solvent, short cycle, tumble dry warm, steam only followed by brushing to restore nap.

To clean widespread dirt or overall cleaning of upholstered pieces, a wet extraction process is recommended, available through most professional cleaning services.

Although NOVASUEDE® is spill resistant, supplementary treatments such as Scotchguard can be used. Preliminary sample treatment is necessary to ensure that the hand, texture, or color of the material will not be affected.

After any method of cleaning, it is important to restore the nap by light brushing with a soft bristle brush after the NOVASUEDE® is completely dry. Regular routine vacuuming, immediate attention to accidental spills, and occasional brushing is generally all that is required to maintain the luxurious feel and appearance of NOVASUEDE®.

Here are some commonly asked questions, and their answers:

NOVASUEDE®: COMMONLY ASKED CARE AND CLEANING QUESTIONS

How should I take care of my NOVASUEDE® furniture?

Many experts will tell you that the key to long life for carpets, draperies, and upholstery fabrics is periodic cleaning. Just as your woodwork needs an occasional dusting, that same airborne dust and dirt is settling on your furniture. Simply brush NOVASUEDE® with a soft nylon bristle brush. Avoid a metal brush or one with stiff bristles. If you have any doubts about whether your suede brush is too stiff, compare it to a soft bristle tooth brush. Normal, regular vacuuming will also remove dust deposits and prevent soil build-up. A few minutes once a week will keep your NOVASUEDE® furniture looking fresh and new.

What about spills?

The microfiber structure of NOVASUEDE® causes many spills to "bead up" on the surface. Often all that is needed is quick action with a dry cloth to absorb the liquid.

What do I do about stains?

If a spill has been left to dry on NOVASUEDE® don't be alarmed. NOVASUEDE® will easily "release" most stains with normal cleaning techniques. Blot (if still sticky) or brush out (if dry) any excess of the staining material. Water soluble stains can be removed by dabbing the affected area with mild soapy water. Woolite is recommended, or any mild dishwashing soap such as Joy or Dove will also work well. Avoid soaking the suede as this will just result in a build up of soap in the material; rather dab the stain with soapy water and blot up the stain with a clean cloth. A soft absorbent terry cloth or towel is good for this. For more stubborn stains, brush with a soft tooth brush and blot. Another good cleaning agent is a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water.

For non water soluble stains such as grease, use a petroleum solvent (mineral spirits, naphtha, or a spot remover using perchloroethylene). Moisten a clean cloth with the solvent, dab the stained area, and blot with a clean dry cloth.

After cleaning allow the suede to air dry or you can dry quickly with the warm setting of a hair dryer. Brush to restore the nap.

What do I do about rings?

"Rings" noticed after cleaning and drying are usually the result of some residual soap or cleaning solution remaining in the fabric. Even water can leave a ring of minerals, salts, dust or other contaminants. Rings or spots may also simply be areas where the suede microfibers have clumped together. Many rings can usually just be brushed out.

For a more stubborn ring, try cleaning the area again with clear water. Use a sponge or soft clean cloth. A "feathering" technique (working from the center out) will help prevent the ring from reappearing. Blot out as much of the water as possible with a dry towel. Quick drying with a hair dryer (or fan) set at the warm setting can help prevent ring formation. As always, brush when dry to restore the nap.

What about stains or soiled areas that are just too large to spot clean?

For large areas, a wet extraction process is recommended, available through most professional cleaning services. Or you can do it yourself using a home wet vacuum system. An example is a Bissell carpet cleaner with the small upholstery attachment. Use a mild soap and cool to lukewarm water. Do not soak the suede. Spray and vacuum, lightly brushing if necessary. Go over the piece with water only to remove soap residue. Allow the suede to dry completely then lightly brush to restore the nap. Removable cushion covers may also be washed on a gentle cycle in a washing machine using cold water and Woolite followed by a cold rinse. Air dry the suede or lightly tumble the cover in a dryer on a cool setting. Brush the suede lightly after drying.

Can I treat my NOVASUEDE® furniture with Scotchguard or other fabric protection?

Fabric protections such as Scotchguard, Fiberseal, Soilshield, etc. have been used on NOVASUEDE®. These should be applied by professionals in order to ensure adequate and complete coverage. With any treatment, we recommend a preliminary test to make sure that the hand, texture, or color of the material will not be affected.

What are the advantages of fabric treatment?

Good quality fabric treatments can enhance the water repellency and stain release characteristics of NOVASUEDE®. Many fabric protection applicators guarantee their products and provide care and cleaning guides for their customers. Many are also professional cleaners who can provide quick and timely local service if needed. Sometimes the buyer is simply more comfortable knowing a fabric treatment has been applied, especially if a warranty comes with it.

Lastly, here are their "special" cleaning instructions for special, harder to remove stains.

NOVASUEDE® CLEANING

Special stains: Ink

Not all inks are composed of the same materials. Technique will also vary from one individual to another. The sooner that the ink is cleaned, the greater the chances for success. Work with small areas at a time. If more than one location is involved, work with the most obscure or least visible area to test this procedure on the particular ink involved. A product for NOVASUEDE® with which we have had good success is Blue Coral Dri-Clean Upholstery Cleaner. It can be found at autoparts stores and in department stores where the automotive supplies such as Armor-All and car waxes are displayed. It is a clear pink-purple liquid in a trigger spray bottle. There is also an aerosol foam product by the same name, but it is not as effective on NOVASUEDE® as the spray. Follow the directions on the bottle and use a dab and blot technique as previously discussed in the section on spot cleaning. Blue Coral Dri-Clean can be used as a spot cleaner or as a soap for wet extraction. Blue Coral is manufactured by Blue Coral, Inc. Cleveland, Ohio 44105 Tel:1-800-545-0982

NOVASUEDE® CLEANING

Special stains: Blood.

Note: Whenever handling blood or blood products, take appropriate precautions and use proper techniques to prevent the spread of disease.

Blood stains can usually be removed with cold water only. For fresh blood, apply cold water to a clean white cloth. Dab the blood stain with the cloth and blot up the stain with a clean dry cloth. Repeat the process until no more blood transfers to the cloth.

If the blood has dried on, it may be more difficult to soften and remove. Before washing, gently scrape the dried blood with a fingernail file or similar object. Avoid bruising the suede. Use a soft toothbrush to break up the blood, then use cold water and a cloth as discussed above. If the water alone does not work, try a dilute solution of a mild soap in cold water. Examples are Woolite, or a hand dishwashing liquid such as Joy, Dove, or Ivory. Do not use warm or hot water as it may set the blood stain into the suede.

NOVASUEDE® CLEANING

Special Stains: OIL AND GREASE

Oil and grease do not respond well to attempts to clean with water and often are stubborn even to efforts with soap and water. The dilute solutions of soap and water effective against water soluble food stains often cannot dissolve the grease or oil in order for it to be removed.

A better approach is to dissolve the oil or grease with a solvent and blot it up. For oils, mineral spirits is a good choice. (Mineral spirits is a clear water-white solvent sold in hardware and paint stores. It is a distillate of petroleum and has a mild odor similar to kerosene. It is often sold as paint thinner and is recommended for thinning and clean-up of oil based paints and stains. It is a combustible liquid. Keep away from ignition sources and use with adequate ventilation. Follow the manufacturer's label instructions. Be sure to use mineral spirits. Avoid alcohols, ketones such as acetone, and nail polish removers.)

Grease is generally a little tougher to dissolve. Try mineral spirits first, then if necessary, try perchloroethylene. It is a better grease solvent than mineral spirits and has the advantage of being fast drying. It has a strong odor and the fumes can be a safety problem if not ventilated. Follow all manufacturer's label instructions and the Material Safety Data Sheet (M.S.D.S.)

Before applying solvent to the stain, remove any excess if possible. Grease may sit up on the surface of the suede and may be removed by scraping off with a knife. Oil is more fluid and may be partially blotted up with a clean dry cloth. Avoid spreading the stain. Wet a clean white cloth with solvent and dab the grease or oil stain with it.

Quickly blot up the stain with a dry portion of the cloth. Repeat several times until the stain appears to be gone and the cloth shows no more oil is being picked up. Take care not to over wet the stain with solvent, especially in the beginning of the cleaning process, because as the solvent hits the stain and begins to dissolve it, the stain will start to spread out.

If the grease is heavy and stiff, gently loosen it with a soft toothbrush.

If a ring remains after the spot is gone, then there is probably a small amount of stain remaining which has been pushed out to the edges of the wetted area. Rewet the spot with solvent and blot again with a clean cloth. Using a hair dryer on a warm setting, blow air across the spot. As the spot wet area shrinks lightly brush it with a soft cloth or your hand to feather out the boundary between the wet area and the dry. This should disperse the ring.

Some types of stains such as shoe polish have oil soluble and water soluble components. This requires cleaning with a solvent followed by soap and water.

NOVASUEDE® CLEANING

Special Stains: CHALK

Some upholsters will use chalk to mark their patterns. The chalk marks the suede with relative ease and compared to some other methods of marking, it is easier to remove if required. Ball point pens, china markers, and crayons etc. take considerably more time to remove and for a large mark or area, the difference in total cleaning time required could be substantial. Occasionally, the chalk may get on the face of the suede or if the pattern is marked incorrectly, the chalk mark will need to be removed.

A chalk that will mark suede relatively easily is a soft non-dusting variety. For our evaluations we looked at Crayola Anti-dust White chalk on a dark color NOVASUEDE®.

Our best results in removing chalk marks were achieved by brushing the suede with a soft brush such as a soft toothbrush. The brush loosens the chalk and is followed by brushing or fluffing the suede with a soft clean cloth to disperse it. In the upholstery shop, this can be accomplished quitewell with a stream of clean dry compressed air from an air hose.

Cleaners such as mineral spirits were also effective but were messier and more time consuming. The solvent did not appear to improve the cleanability of the chalk. It was actually the brushing of the suede that removed the chalk.

NOVASUEDE® CLEANING

Special stains: MASKING TAPE

While masking tape can be used to clean NOVASUEDE® in much the same manner as a lintbrush, it should only be lightly touched to the suede and removed. NEVER RUB THE TAPE INTO THE SUEDE. NEVER LEAVE TAPE ON NOVASUEDE FOR ANY PERIOD OF TIME. NEVER USE TAPE TO MARK OR LABEL NOVASUEDE® IF THE TAPE WILL NEED TO BE REMOVED IN ORDER TO USE THE SUEDE.

There will be occasions when certain tapes will be applied to NOVASUEDE® and allowed to remain for a period of time. An example might be when a chair is packaged and a plastic cover is inadvertently taped to the upholstery. Masking tapes, as an example, have rubber adhesives that with time tend to increase their peel adhesions to the surface of the material to which they have been applied. The result is that when the tape is removed, not all of the adhesive comes off with the tape but some remains on the surface of the other material. With NOVASUEDE®, the tape may pull out some of the microfiber and raise the nap above the rest of the suede. The result may be a dark area where the suede does not track with the rest of the piece.

These rubbery adhesives do not clean well with soap and water. Even some of the more popular spray cleaners do little more than soften the adhesive and "chase" it around.

If masking tape has been applied to suede and left for a time, the tape will have a good bond to the microfibers. If this is the case, DO NOT PULL THE TAPE OFF THE SUEDE. The best way to remove the tape safely is to soften the tape adhesive and remove it and the tape at the same time. This way a minimum of adhesive remains on the suede.

The procedure with which we found good success used mineral spirits and come clean white cloths. Mineral spirits is a clear water-white solvent sold in hardware and paint stores. It is a distillate of petroleum and has a mild odor similar to kerosene. It is often sold as paint thinner and is recommended for thinning and clean-up of oil based paints and stains. It is a combustible liquid. Keep away from ignition sources and use with adequate ventilation. Follow the manufacturer's label instructions. Be sure to use mineral spirits. Avoid alcohols, ketones such as acetone, and nail polish removers.

Start with one end of the masking tape. Work with a little of the tape at a time. Wet a cloth with the mineral spirits and use it to wet the edge of the masking tape. As the solvent penetrates the suede, it will spread under the tape. When it reaches the tape adhesive it will soften it. Gently lift up the tape and slowly pull it back to where the solvent spot ends. You should feel the tape grab to the dry suede. DO NOT PULL ON THE SUEDE!!! Repeat the same procedure again until the tape has been completely removed. It is important to work with a small area at a time and to be patient. Over-wetting the tape with mineral spirits or leaving it too long on the suede after wetting will soften the adhesive too much. When the tape is removed, the adhesive will remain on the suede. Too little mineral spirits on the tape or too little wetting time will not allow the adhesive to soften adequately. Then when the tape is removed, some suede fibers will go with it.

The best technique is to wet a small area at a time. Using light tension, gently pull the tape. As the adhesive softens, the tape will give and the adhesive will go with the tape and the suede fibers will not be pulled. If possible wet the suede and tape with the mineral spirits where the bond line is, allow a few seconds for the adhesive to soften, then pull the tape until it grabs. Typically this is only a quarter of an inch at a time. If any adhesive remains after the tape is removed, wet it with mineral spirits and try to roll it up into a ball and pick it off the suede surface. Avoid pushing it down into the suede.

If the suede is dark or tacky, some adhesive may have been pushed down into the microfiber. Wet the spot with mineral spirits and blot with a clean cloth. Brush up the suede with a soft toothbrush. After drying, lightly brush the suede.

NOVASUEDE® CLEANING

Special stains: GLUE

Some upholsterers use fabric spray adhesives in their shops. The adhesive may be sprayed onto foam, frame parts, or onto cardboard. Occasionally, a part covered with glue may bump up against a piece of furniture covered in NOVASUEDE® and some of the glue transfers to the suede surface. The question now is how to safely remove the adhesive?

To reproduce this situation, we sprayed the edge of a cardboard box with VWR Foam and Fabric Spray adhesive. We then pressed the cardboard onto a piece of NOVASUEDE®. The result was a strip of adhesive on the suede. We let the adhesive set for a couple of days to let the solvent dry.

We found that several solvents would loosen the adhesive without damaging the suede. These are perchloroethylene, liquid carbona, and mineral spirits. Whenever using solvents, use with adequate ventilation. The perchloroethylene has the advantage of being fast drying but has a strong odor and the fumes can be a safety problem if not ventilated. If the solvent is flammable or combustible, keep away from sources of ignition. Follow the manufacturer's label instructions and all precautions. Consult the Material Safety Data Sheet(M.S.D.S.).

We had good luck with mineral spirits. We began by dabbing a clean white cloth in the mineral spirits, getting it damp but not dripping wet. Dab the edge of the adhesive mark with the cloth, wetting the adhesive and a small area around it. Lightly rub or brush the adhesive with the objective of getting it to ball up and roll off the suede. Avoid pushing the softened adhesive down into the suede. After the adhesive appears to be gone, brush the suede, still moistened with mineral spirits with a soft tooth brush or similar brush to break up any residual adhesive and blot with a clean dry cloth. Mineral spirits dries slowly so it may be necessary to speed up the process by blowing warm dry air over the spot. If the spot dries dark, there may be a little adhesive left in the suede. Rewet with mineral spirits, brush, and blot.

Sometimes the mineral spirits may leave a ring. If this happens, lightly brush the ring with a cloth dampened with mineral spirits, then brush the suede lightly as you dry it with a hair dryer, etc.

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