Solving the Case of Fuzzy Car Seats with Scotch Brite Lint Rollers

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In much of the country, the leaves are beginning to turn, the daytime temps are lower and the shadows are a bit longer. These are all sure signs that Autumn has arrived. With these changes is my last chance to do some car clean-up before Winter’s inevitable snow.

In my wife’s car, a particularly, vexing problem has been the car’s seat surfaces.

The Lady Bug, my Wife's Nissan Versa
The Lady Bug, my Wife’s car

Whatever fabric they specified for this year vehicle it is a MAGNET for lint, hair, crumbs and other bits. Vacuuming removes only the largest debris leaving behind annoying stuff that leaves the seats looking flat out shabby and covered in a haze of fuzzy lint.

Shopping for a Solution to Fuzzy Seats

We headed out, the day was exceptionally beautiful. This was our aftermath from the hurricane. We were lucky.

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We dropped my daughter off at the movies and headed to the local Walmart to pick up a few things and see what they might have for the fuzzy seats.

While my wife was tracking down the toilet paper and other cleaning goods, I stopped to look at the assortment of wipes, scrubbers, and lint rollers in the cleaning aisle. I spotted Lint Rollers. Lint Rollers… that just might work.

Inset: Scotch-Brite™ Lint Roller with black handle. Scotch-Brite™ 50% Stickier Lint Roller + 10 free sheets with gray handle.

I decided to pick up two lint rollers:

  • Scotch-Brite™ Lint Roller
    • Keeps clothes lint, hair & fuzz free.
    • Use on pants, coats, sweaters, dresses, suits, formal wear and more.
  • Scotch-Brite™ 50% Stickier Lint Roller
    • Great for large debris pick-up such as pet hair & crumbs.
    • 50% more adhesive to grab more than just lint and hair.
    • Can do more than just pick up lint or pet hair – can pick up crumbs, sand, glitter to avoid having to take out the large vacuum cleaner.
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The Scotch-Brite 50% Stickier Lint Roller intrigued me. Maybe that would be the solution to my wife’s fuzzy seats?

Tackling the Fuzzy Seats & Car Interior

Back at home, I collected the stuff I needed for the project.

My microfiber towel stash. Essential car cleaning “tool’.

Microfiber towels are AMAZING! If you don’t have any, buy a pack. They are great around the house and car. The best thing about them for the car is that they clean, without scratching. Terry towels don’t hold a candle. The other tool you need to clean a car’s interior is some kind of vinyl protectant.

And, last but not least, a vacuum.

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The Plan of Attack

My plan of attack for the car’s interior was simple:

  1. Vacuum carpet, carpet mats and seat surfaces.
  2. Clean and protect the plastic and vinyl surfaces with a vinyl protectant.
  3. Banish the fuzz from the seats.

Vacuuming the carpet, carpet mats and seat surfaces

Car interiors take a beating. And the “Lady Bug” is no exception.

Carpet isn’t the only surface that needs care in a car. Like most cars, there is a ton of plastic surfaces to look after.

Clean and protect the plastic and vinyl surfaces

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Time to put those microfiber cloths and vinyl protectant to work. Ready? Here we go.

Tip: Spray the vinyl protectant on the microfiber towel, not the surface you are cleaning. This way you avoid spraying the windshield. Also, do NOT use the vinyl protectant on the steering wheel.

 

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Ahh, that’s better. Don’t you think?

The Fuzzy Seats

Now, on to those fuzzy seats.

Even after vacuuming the seats, the fuzz persists!

Take a look!

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Fuzz up front.

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Fuzz in the back, too! Yes, I had vacuumed the ENTIRE interior. Carpet and seats. But, the fuzzies persisted.

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Time to tackle the fuzzy seats with the Scotch-Brite™ 50% Stickier Lint Roller.

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Wow, this lint roller might just be the ticket! I didn’t even know about a stickier version.

But, here’s the proof!

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The other thing I liked about this lint roller is that the sheets always peeled off. Tearing one off didn’t affect the roll at all. And the roller was easy to use on all the curves of the car’s upholstery.

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It worked!

 

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Want to see more creative uses for a lint roller? Check out this Scotch-Brite Walmart Idea site for more ideas! 

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Rob Ainbinder

Rob is an SEO and Marketing strategist, creator, writer, entrepreneur, blogger, Dad and husband. He is also the author of “Mastering Google Keep”. In his spare time, Rob enjoys completing home improvement projects, crafting barbeque and cheering on the New England Patriots. Rob lives with his family (Wife, our teenage daughter, and dog Lilly) in Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem area of North Carolina.

4 thoughts on “Solving the Case of Fuzzy Car Seats with Scotch Brite Lint Rollers

  • October 21, 2016 at 10:28 am
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    Wow! I’d never even considered using a lint roller in my car! I have leather seats so I don’t have to worry about too much fuzz, but I have long, blonde hair and it sticks to EVERYTHING. I bet a link roller would be just the ticket to get what even a vacuum sometimes ignores. Awesome!

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    • October 21, 2016 at 12:20 pm
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      Thanks for stopping by! I think with leather seats you could probably get away with using the regular strength lint roller.

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  • October 23, 2016 at 6:35 pm
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    Ok, so I have to tell you I totally love my Scotch Brite lint rollers for my car! Pet fur seems to travel with me, and keeping it out of the car is a must. Great post – glad you share this tip w/other!

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