06-00-89-029I Interior Cleaning - Instrument Panel (IP) Hard or Plastic Surfaces Seats Carpet Leather Vinyl Fabric Cleaner Stain Remover Restorer - Product Availability - (Mar 22 2013) Seats
|Subject:||Interior Cleaning – Instrument Panel (IP), Hard or Plastic Surfaces, Seats, Carpet,Leather, Vinyl, Fabric Cleaner, Stain Remover, Restorer — Product Availability|
|Models:||2006-2014 GM Passenger Cars and Trucks (EXCLUDES Cadillac DTS Platinum and EscaladePlatinum with RPO R9N – Tehama Leather)|
This bulletin is being revised to add the 2014 model year. Please discard CorporateBulletin Number 06-00-89-029H (Section 00 – General Information).
To keep the vehicle interior looking the best, it should be cleaned often. It is importantto keep the upholstery from becoming heavily soiled. The vehicle's interior can experienceextreme heat, which can cause stains to set quickly. Lighter color interiors may requiremore frequent cleaning. Care should be taken because newspapers and garments may transfercolor to the vehicle's interior.
Many of today's interiors are made with new low gloss materials. Permanent damagemay result from using cleaners on ANY surfaces (interior trim, instrument panel, carpet,leather, vinyl and fabric) for which they are not intended. Using non-approved productscan actually set the stain to the point that nothing can remove it.
Important:Do not use silicone or wax-based products or those containing organic solvents (suchas naptha, alcohol, etc.) to clean your vehicle's interior because they can alterthe appearance by increasing the gloss in a non-uniform manner. The increase in glossmay cause annoying reflections in the windshield and even make it difficult to seethrough the windshield under certain conditions.Never use a STIFF brush or a brush that has been previously used with a harsh chemical.This can cause damage to the vehicle's interior surfaces.Use only mild, Neutral-pH cleaners. Avoid laundry detergents or dishwashing soapswith degreasers. Using too much soap will leave residue that leaves streaks and attractsdirt.
Because it is critical to use only mild, neutral-pH cleaners, General Motors has approvedthe use of the cleaners and conditioners listed in this bulletin for the cleaningof interiors. These products are in the neutral-pH range and will maintain the bestvehicle interior appearance. These products are water-based, biodegradable, and donot contain bleach, solvents or harsh chemicals.
Interior trim pieces on new vehicles, as well as service components, arrive with aprotective film. When removing the protective film, adhesive residue may be left onthe trim panels/components. The cleaner (for leather, vinyl, plastic and interiorpaint) is an effective cleaner in removing adhesive residue without causing damageto the component.
Important:Before any cleaning product is used, vacuum to remove all loose dirt.If soapy, alkaline cleaning solutions are used on fabrics, and not thoroughly rinsedout, the residual left in the fabric will attract dirt. Because the recommended cleaners/conditionersare in the pH neutral range, they won't leave behind soapy residue.On heavily stained or difficult to clean fabric/carpet, it is recommended that theentire surface be treated and cleaned vs.