Removing pet hair from cloth interior

Discussion in 'Detailing & Truck Care' started by NCN8ive, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. NCN8ive

    NCN8ive New Member

    Does anyone here have an effective and relatively simple method to remove pet hair from the cloth interior? I've tried sticky tape lint rollers and a Dyson vacuum cleaner, but some of the hair seems to be firmly embedded into the cloth and doesn't want to come out.
  2. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    You'll probably need to use a brush of some kind...
  3. PantheraUncia

    PantheraUncia New Member

    That's a tough one. I would say, start with a high powered shop vac with one of the circle brush attachments so the bristles grab the fur as you go over the seats. Then what ever is left might need to be pulled out by hand.

    This is part of the reason I like leather, basically keep the claws trimmed and there are no holes in the leather and no issues getting fur out.
  4. Kady

    Kady New Member

    You might need to shampoo them.
  5. 1993gmc

    1993gmc New Member

    Maybe duct tape.
  6. The Heater

    The Heater New Member

    I am a Dalmatian guy. They molt (not shed) year round. And they ride in my truck. Even when they are in a kennel in the back seat they still manage to put hair in the carpet. I took out my OEM cloth seats and have leather Recaros in now, so no issues with the seats. But the carpet was a real bitch to clean.

    Basically, I never got all the hair out. Sorry to give you the reality of the situation, but if you have pet hair in the cloth or carpet, some is not coming out unless you get in there with tweezers and take it out one shaft at a time. And trust me, I have used everything out there, even duct tape. Have used carpet shampooers, and industrial vacuums, and no luck.

    I now have new carpet in my truck, and no dogs (at the moment anyway).
  7. Wayne58

    Wayne58 New Member

    I cured my PET hair and lint problem by installing Leather Seat covers >>> Not inexpensive or simple cure however !!!
  8. RayVoy

    RayVoy Active Member

    A good shop vac works well for me.
  9. Mook@Adams

    Mook@Adams New Member

  10. 87silver

    87silver New Member

    Exactly what I use on my HHR SS' black interior. I take a piece about 8-10", then wrap it around my 4 fingers with the adhesive side out. Works great.
  11. jake's silverado

    jake's silverado New Member

    here is how my wife and sometimes I do it. use a rubber glove, slightly dampen it and rub over the seat covers and it rolls up! Believe it or not it gets a lot of of our Retrievers fur then when we vacuum and it is less time vacuuming. Some times i use my bare hand slightly damp for a quick clean up.
    Don't laugh... it works! On longer fur anyway!
  12. stchman

    stchman New Member

    The cloth that GM uses for Silverado seats is definitely a lint and pet hair magnet. My 2008 was a PITA to keep the black cloth seats looking clean.

    I have found that a good vacuuming followed up by a good lint rolling gives the best results.
  13. K15 Blazer Guy

    K15 Blazer Guy New Member

    Get something that looks just like this with stiff brissles
    lucky our trucks sit up ON the frame so there is no annoying "hump" to get over as you work the fur towards the doors lol
    but yeah, long brissles are the way to go... just ask the german sheppard...
    he says yes
  14. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 New Member

    This is why before my dogs get in the truck a sheet is placed on the floor and a seat protector (canvas cover) is put on the back seat. Doesn't keep it all from getting on the carpet but does stop most of it. And for what does get on the carpet I just vac up with the shop vac. The Lab gets all kinds of hyper about getting in the truck. My Jack Russel Terror could really care less.
  15. Tachyon

    Tachyon New Member

    Seriously. The sell them everywhere cheap. Give it a shot. One of these, a bucket of warm water and a roll of paper towels.
  16. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    Umm, this thread is 9 months old. It hadn't seen any activity in the last 5 months ... until @K15 Blazer Guy responded to it as if it were current/recent. Did we really need to resurrect a thread that had been dormant for 5 months?

    And while I'm here ... umm ... we drive TRUCKS. Put the dang pets in the bed of the truck instead of in the cab and you don't have a problem to begin with. Duh!
  17. Tachyon

    Tachyon New Member

    Well, the post was in the today's active posts list so.....

    Anyway, for those of us that aren't Michael Vick, our pets often ride inside the vehicle. Particularly those of us with SUV's.
  18. McClintoc

    McClintoc Super Moderator

    Yeah, pets in the bed is a no-go for me.

    I use a 5.5HP shop vac to get out the pet hair. Works great.
  19. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    If Michael Vick had merely put pets in the bed for transport he'd not have done any jail time, a there's nothing cruel about it, it's done all the time, and is especially common among hunters during transport. The implication that it's cruel by comparing to Michael Vick is a ridiculous and gross mischaracterization.

    The point of what I suggested was simple -- the problem this thread tries to address can be completely avoided by truck owners. SUV owners can also put pet carriers in the vehicle so the pet remains in that, rather than making furry contact with vehicle's interior, directly. Again, problem completely avoided.

    Perhaps I just expect more discipline out of pets than most. Maybe people's pets, today, are being treated a lot like people's kids are today -- not disciplined in a firm, respectful, loving manner intended for the good of the pet and/or pet/owner relationship? After all, they don't need to be shedding on anything of the owner's if the owner doesn't want them to -- that's a matter of proper discipline and handling.

    Alox made the same point -- put something between the interior and the pet. I simply extended that to include placement of the outside of the vehicle between the interior of the vehicle and the pet ... and it's a common practice.
  20. Tachyon

    Tachyon New Member

    The OP asked a simple question. Most people tried to supply a helpful answer that fit his situation.
    He did not ask for opinions on the way he handles or transports his pets. That's his business.

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