2009 GMC Canyon Owners Manual PDF | Page 349

? Laundry detergents or dishwashing soaps with
degreasers can leave residue that streaks and
attracts dirt. For liquid cleaners, about 20 drops per
gallon (3.78 L) of water is a good guide. Use only
mild, neutral-pH soaps.
? Too much cleaner that saturates the upholstery.
? Organic solvents such as naptha, alcohol, etc. that
can damage the vehicle?s interior.
Fabric/Carpet
Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment
frequently to remove dust and loose dirt. A canister
vacuum with a beater bar in the nozzle may only be used
on ?oor carpet and carpeted ?oor mats. For any soil,
always try to remove it ?rst with plain water or club soda.
Before cleaning, gently remove as much of the soil as
possible using one of the following techniques:
? For liquids: gently blot the remaining soil with a paper
towel. Allow the soil to absorb into the paper towel
until no more can be removed.
? For solid dry soils: remove as much as possible and
then vacuum.
To clean:
1. Saturate a lint-free, clean white cloth with water or
club soda.
2. Wring the cloth to remove excess moisture.
3. Start on the outside edge of the soil and gently rub
toward the center. Continue cleaning, using a clean
area of the cloth each time it becomes soiled.
4. Continue to gently rub the soiled area until the
cleaning cloth remains clean.
5. If the soil is not completely removed, use a mild
soap solution and repeat the cleaning process
that was used with plain water.
If any of the soil remains, a commercial fabric cleaner
or spot lifter may be necessary. When a commercial
upholstery cleaner or spot lifter is to be used, test a small
hidden area for colorfastness ?rst. If the locally cleaned
area gives any impression that a ring formation may
result, clean the entire surface.
After the cleaning process has been completed, a paper
towel can be used to blot excess moisture from the
fabric or carpet.
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2009 GMC Canyon Owners Manual Summary of Content

Laundry detergents or dishwashing soaps withdegreasers can leave residue that streaks andattracts dirt. For liquid cleaners, about 20 drops pergallon (3.78 L) of water is a good guide. Use onlymild, neutral-pH soaps. Too much cleaner that saturates the upholstery. Organic solvents such as naptha, alcohol, etc. thatcan damage the vehicles interior.Fabric/CarpetUse a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachmentfrequently to remove dust and loose dirt. A canistervacuum with a beater bar in the nozzle may only be usedon oor carpet and carpeted oor mats. For any soil,always try to remove it rst with plain water or club soda.Before cleaning, gently remove as much of the soil aspossible using one of the following techniques: For liquids: gently blot the remaining soil with a papertowel. Allow the soil to absorb into the paper toweluntil no more can be removed. For solid dry soils: remove as much as possible andthen vacuum.To clean:1. Saturate a lint-free, clean white cloth with water orclub soda.2. Wring the cloth to remove excess moisture.3. Start on the outside edge of the soil and gently rubtoward the center. Continue cleaning, using a cleanarea of the cloth each time it becomes soiled.4. Continue to gently rub the soiled area until thecleaning cloth remains clean.5. If the soil is not completely removed, use a mildsoap solution and repeat the cleaning processthat was used with plain water.If any of the soil remains, a commercial fabric cleaneror spot lifter may be necessary. When a commercialupholstery cleaner or spot lifter is to be used, test a smallhidden area for colorfastness rst. If the locally cleanedarea gives any impression that a ring formation mayresult, clean the entire surface.After the cleaning process has been completed, a papertowel can be used to blot excess moisture from thefabric or carpet.5-101