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As many do, my Alcantara seat inserts look terrible, especially the drivers and passenger seats. After many unsuccessful attempts to repair them, I tried the following:

I bought a device designed to remove "pills" from sweaters made by Evercare called a Fabric Shaver. They are available at many stores including Walmart.

http://www.containerstore.com/shop?showDS=true&Ns=default&Ntt=fabric+shaver&submit=

I took off the supplied plastic sleeve on the cutter blades to get the cutting surface closer to the Alcantara surface. After brushing both direction with a suede brush, I began a back and forth and circular motions across the surface. I could here the blades cutting and immediately noticed an improvement. After 10-15 minutes of this, alternating direction and with varying pressure, my inserts look exponentially better.

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Evercare shaver lint holder with Alcantara nap

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Evercare Fabric Shaver
 

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As many do, my Alcantara seat inserts look terrible, especially the drivers and passenger seats. After many unsuccessful attempts to repair them, I tried the following:

I bought a device designed to remove "pills" from sweaters made by Evercare called a Fabric Shaver. They are available at many stores including Walmart.

http://www.containerstore.com/shop?showDS=true&Ns=default&Ntt=fabric+shaver&submit=

I took off the supplied plastic sleeve on the cutter blades to get the cutting surface closer to the Alcantara surface. After brushing both direction with a suede brush, I began a back and forth and circular motions across the surface. I could here the blades cutting and immediately noticed an improvement. After 10-15 minutes of this, alternating direction and with varying pressure, my inserts look exponentially better.

<img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=287737"/>
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<img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=287745"/>
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<img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=287753"/>
Evercare shaver lint holder with Alcantara nap

<img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=287761"/>
Evercare Fabric Shaver
That's awesome! I've been looking for a fix to my suede for a long time. Thanks for this. Gonna give it a shot.
 

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Re: Alcantars/Suede Seat Inserts - A quick, simple and economical solution to remove

2000 grit sand paper works like a charm as well...
 
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