How to Clean the Car Ceiling like a Pro

Ensuring that your car retains its beautiful appearance


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Cars are not the kind of items that you would purchase every so often. When you buy a car, you expect to use it for a long time to come. To make this certain, it is essential that you pay close attention to its maintenance. You also have to ensure that your car continues to look clean and beautiful. While people tend to strive to ensure that their car looks clean and well maintained on the outside, not a great deal of attention is paid to the ceiling of the car. The roof of the car tends to get quite dirty as it comes into contact with your hands, grease, and other forms of dirt. Since the fabric of the ceiling is attached to the roof, a great deal of caution needs to be observed while cleaning it so that you do not end up damaging anything that could prove to be costly to repair.

How to get the ceiling cleaned

We are now going to share a few tips with you that will allow you to clean the car ceiling with efficiency and convenience.

As mentioned before, you have to be rather careful that you do not end up damaging the fabric. Thus, you have to be rather gentle in your approach. The first thing that you ought to do is loosen up the accumulated dirt and other stuff from the ceiling. This can be done by making use of a microfiber cloth. The reason that the microfiber cloth would prove to be the perfect option is that it is made of material that gives it the ability to collect loose dirt with ease.

Do not wet the microfiber cloth, and rub it gently on the ceiling. You will get better results if you rub the cloth in the direction of the headliner fabric.

Next, you should get your hands on an upholstery cleaner, which you can get from any automobile shop. If you are unable to find it, you can also make use of shampoo to clean the ceiling of the car. When you purchase the upholstery, you have to keep in mind the fabric of your car roof. The one that you buy should be appropriate for the fabric or else it would be damaged.

Once you have managed to get the perfect upholstery for your car ceiling, you should spray it across the whole surface of the roof. This will remove any dust, dirt, or similar material that had escaped from the microfiber cloth.

Once you have sprayed the ceiling, you should rub the surface, making use of the microfiber cloth for the purpose. All the leftover stain and dirt would be removed by the piece of cloth after the spray.

If there are grease stains on the ceiling of your car, you can deal with it by making use of a mixture of water and vinegar. To make the mixture, you need to maintain a ratio of 3 parts of water to 1 part of distilled white vinegar. This will lead to the removal of grease stains with efficiency and would ensure that the glue and laminate that holds the fabric to the ceiling is not affected. To use the mixture, you should soak the microfiber cloth in the mixture and then gently rub it on the grease stain.

Once the ceiling has dried, you can apply more upholstery cleaner. If the first attempt does not bring perfect results, do not attempt to clean it again before the fabric has dried. This will lead to the wet glue being detached from the fabric, which can ruin the car’s roof.

Steven K. Galloway