How to clean neoprene seat covers
Neoprene is a synthetic rubber chloroprene or, more simply, rubber foam. This is a relatively new material, which is characterized by a porous structure. On the one hand it is covered with a polymer, and on the contrary - cotton or polyester. Neoprene color is black, brown or gray. Synthetic rubber was obtained in 1930 in laboratories of the famous American company DuPont. Originally, it was created as a replacement of natural rubber for a cheaper and resistant to various chemicals material. Today, neoprene is widely used in medicine, sports, diving and even industry. Its areas of application are constantly expanding, first of all, thanks to the unique properties of the material, such as:
- water resistance;
- chemical resistance;
- durability and longevity;
- environmental friendliness;
- fire resistance;
- resistance to extreme high and low temperatures
In addition, neoprene does not wrinkle and perfectly keeps its shape.
Seat covers from neoprene are characterized by high density. And this means that machine washing is contraindicated for it. Neoprene can be washed only by hand. Here you have to follow these recommendations:
- first you need to fill the bath with warm water and dissolve in it a special shampoo "Mc Nett" (however, it can be replaced by some other detergent without bleaching effect);
- then in the bath it is necessary to immerse neoprene things for about 15-20 minutes;
- after that dirty water can be lowered, and covers - rinse thoroughly under the shower;
- squeeze covers from neoprene categorically can not;
- after washing, it is best to leave the neoprene things in the bathroom, so that they all have glass of water.
It is desirable to dry things from neoprene in fresh air (but not under direct rays of the sun), expanding things on an even horizontal surface. Some products from this material can be ironed. However, before doing this, it is recommended to study the instruction from a particular manufacturer in detail.
- How To Clean Fabric Car Seats (Youtube)