I've paid to have my car detailed ....once! I was thoroughly impressed with the service, but after a few months, my car looked the same from before the detailing. I regularly vacuum my car, but it's still not the same. Starting off the new summer series, I wanted to do something that was fun, inexpensive and had multiple purposes. Today, I will show you my DIY car interior detailing project that I completed in 1 hour using my AutoRight Steamer!
- AutoRight Steamer- comes with 6-7 attachments
- Extra Rags- for wiping away the excess dirt/debris
- Extension Cord (optional)
Before starting your detailing project:
- Vacuum/clean out your car- Getting rid of loose trash and dirt/debris will allow you to move faster and your steamer will work better on your interior.
- Remove any floor mats- put them aside. We'll come back to those.
- Remove carseats/boosters
Now you are ready to start using your steamer!
I started by unscrewing the safety cap, pouring water into the Steamer (being careful not the overfill), replacing the cap and connecting the adaptor. Next, I turned the machine on. Then I allowed the product to build up steam pressure under the recommended 8 minutes. Once the steamer was ready to go, the orange pressure light turned off. Time to clean!
The HomeRight steamer comes with around 6-7 attachments. I started off using one of the smaller attachments with a small brush and steamed away. The smaller brush allowed me to scrub smaller areas of the car (i.e. seats, cup holders, etc). The brush was tiny enough that it could reach those "hard to reach places," working quickly and efficiently. Depending on how the attachment is held, there can be some excess water drip from the steamer. I only had one cloth with me and that quickly became dirty, so I used a paper towel. I recommend having a few cloths on hand to wipe away the extra water from the steamer.
It doesn't matter where you start. I started in front so the seats and floor had more time to dry. Since my little one is still in a carseat, damp backseats weren't important to me. Also, it was a sunny day so that helped to dry the interior faster.
I was impressed how well the steamer worked the interior of the car. I had some tough seat stains to remove, which resisted previous stain removers. Using the steam cleaner (and brush attachment), I removed the stain within seconds. Now, the steamer sometimes blows around some of the dirt so I would also recommend a light vacuum after the steamer if you want to take your clean to the next level. Overall, we were very happy with our DIY project!
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