When we clean the interior of our car, we tend to neglect the ceiling. Instead, we usually focus our attention on the carpets, mats, car seats, and interior accessories. However, it is also important to maintain and clean the interior roofing.
Similar to other car parts, it also becomes dirty over time. Since the ceiling is covered with fabric, it also has the tendency to absorb any particle that comes in contact with it including filthy hands, objects, and even dust. Next time you climb into your vehicle, check the appearance of your interior roofing.
If you’ve had your car for a while and you’ve never attempted on cleaning the ceiling, then you’ll probably notice the difference in the color compared to when it was brand new. Since the fabric of your ceiling is directly attached to the roof of your car, it is important that you know how to clean it carefully to keep the adhesive of the fabric intact.
The interior ceiling is commonly referred to as a headliner. It is made from fabric, foam, and backing. The backing is usually produced from fiberglass material while a thin foam is attached to the backing. The outer fabric is also fastened to the foam layer. The entire headliner is produced as one and if it gets damaged, then you will need to replace the entire ceiling.
Your car’s ceiling provides us with multiple uses and benefits. It acts as an insulation to protect your vehicle from hot or cold temperature. The built-in fabric keeps the noise and vibrations contained inside the vehicle.
How to Clean the Headliner
If you want to clean the headliner efficiently, just follow these simple and easy steps.
- Wipe off the ceiling using a microfiber cloth. Use the KevianClean Auto Detailing Towel to wipe off the dust and grime accumulated in your ceiling. This towel is made of microfiber cloth that effectively absorbs and lift off loose particles from your roof. Gently rub the surface with a dry cloth.
- Use an upholstery cleaner on your headliner. Make sure the upholstery cleaner you get is compatible with your car’s interior ceiling fabric. After the fabric has absorbed the cleaner, gently rub the surface using the microfiber cloth. To remove the stains, use a solution made of water and vinegar. This will help eliminate the grease particles without affecting the adhesive properties of the headliner.
- Spray air freshener into your headliner. This will get rid of any odors from the ceiling fabric. Just apply a small amount. Otherwise, too much freshener may affect the adhesive properties of the headliner.