Like cleaning vomit from the car seats wasn’t enough, Jason, my older boy, spilled coke on the car seats, his clothes, even on the dog. My car looks like a dumpster. You can find everything there, from breadcrumbs to puke and now, coke. Of course, and some dog hair in between this mix!
Well, this is a stage of parenting! Nobody said it would be easy. Because the carwash wasn’t an option for me – it is too far away – I buckled up and started cleaning my car inch by inch. I kind of made it, but let me tell you exactly how I removed the coke stain, because cleaning products won’t do it.
? Grab some supplies:
1 cup of baking soda
1 cup of warm water
? This should work for the moment!
◼ One of the most critical things is to dilute the stain with water. Spray cool water over the stain and blot it with paper towels. Even if the coke stain is old, pour water over it to loosen it a bit so that you can tackle it with the following methods. Remember: sprinkle cool water and blot!
◼ The next step is to make a paste from baking soda and warm water and apply it over the stain. Use the toothbrush to gently apply the paste using brushing motions. Leave the paste to act for half an hour or so. Meanwhile, you can clean other parts of your car.
◼ Return to your coke stain and use the cloth to blot the area. This way you’ll remove the baking soda paste from the car seat.
◼ Let dry naturally and return to the crime scene. If the stain isn’t coming off, try vinegar!
◼ Mix 1 cup of vinegar with a few squirts of dish detergent and 3 cups of warm water. Pour the resulted mix into a spray bottle. Spray the solution over the stain and rub it with a cloth. You can use a fabric brush to work the cleaning solution deeper into the stain. Let it sit for 15 more minutes then use a paper towel to dab the stain. Let it air dry. This time the coke stain should be removed.