Alcatara cleaning

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  1. MHW100

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    I used Sonax on the Alcatara wheel to clean it and noticed it has turned it a darker grey as compared to the light grey. Any ideas how to restore it to the lighter grey? Thank you .
     
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    It may be still damp from cleaning it. It will look darker until it dries. If already dry take a dry clean cloth and go around it a few times might take out some more dirt n oil that might be on top after cleaning.
     
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    Yes its dry and seems to be clean. Maybe I'll try with just water . Funny I tested a inconspicuous spot behind the wheel before and it seemed to dry the same color of the wheel .
     
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    Beta testing vs production. Lack of scalability lol. First time i have heard of this issue with the Sonax product, will have to dig into it.
     
  5. MHW100

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    Thank you
     
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    Subscribed - I've been meaning to ask how to clean it...
     
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    I have just been using armor all cleaning wipes. At first I was afraid to clean the wheel but after digging around the net, nothing special to clean Alcatara.
     
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    yeah, on googling it, I realized it's microfiber.
     
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    I use that same sonax stuff and a microfiber towel not a cloth one came out great....
     
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    Also can try getting it damp cloth then microwave it for a lil bit then try it .
     
  11. MHW100

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    Hmm .I Don't think I used a microfiber . I'm sure it was a towel with very light dabbing pressure
     
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    Why microwave? Just for heat?
     
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    Yes
     
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    I'll try it thanks .
     
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    Mine was real dirty and very hard so the heat helped a lot looks great now....
     
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    "Alcantara is composed of about 68% polyester and 32% polyurethane, giving increased durability and stain resistance."

    So, basically plastic!
     
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