Valentine’s Day is around the corner. If you have a significant other, then that means gift exchanges. This may include Hershey’s Kisses and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. If you or your partner consumes any of that chocolate in the car, you could potentially stain the upholstery. We’ll explain the process for how to remove chocolate stains from a car’s upholstery.
Did you drop that piece of See’s Chocolate and smoosh it into the car seat? If the stain dried, then you may need to bring the car to a vehicle detailing center. However, DIY removal is possible if you treat the stain right away. Here’s how you do it:
1. Remove as much of the chocolate as you can with a plastic spoon
2. Create a homemade cleaning mixture using two cups of cold water and one tablespoon of liquid dish soap.
3. Dip a cleaning cloth into the mixture and us it to wipe the stain away. Start from the edges and work your way in. The stain should begin to lighten.
4. Rinse using a second clean cloth until the area is free of color.
5. Apply three drops of cleaning solvent and blot the area with a towel until the stain is completely gone.
The stain may or may not go away completely. It may linger if the stain had time to dry or is from dark chocolate. In this instance, a professional will need to restore the upholstery.
Does your car have a chocolate stain? Bring your car to Henry’s Auto Detail for a restoration. We remove such stains year-round, though they’re especially prevalent around Valentine’s Day. While you’re at it, why not consider a wash and wax in the process? Removing Chocolate stains from the car upholstery will eliminate a super visible blemish.
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