Washing Sheepskin:
 

As surprising as it may seem, sheepskin can be laundered, if you take the extra time to make sure it is done carefully and properly. Just follow these simple instructions:

  1. Remove metal hooks from seatcovers.
  2. Place sheepskin in washing machine (An oversized washer may be necessary).*
  3. Using cold water and gentle cycle settings, wash sheepskin with approximately 2 ounces of shampoo. DO NOT USE LAUNDRY DETERGENT OR WOOLITE! Both can ruin the skins. We recommend Kookaburra, a mild shampoo with conditioner specifically designed for sheepskin products.
  4. Sheepskin can be partially dried in the dryer on a gentle air setting to speed the drying process. DO NOT USE ANY HEAT AT ANY POINT IN THE CLEANING PROCESS!**
  5. Finish drying the skin by hanging it or laying it fleece down out of direct sunlight. Carefully comb the fleece in one direction while it is still wet. Make sure that the sheepskin has dried completely before using.
  6. When the skin is dry, use a steel pet brush to bring back to original straight haired appearance. When brushing use short upward strokes and be careful not to pull the fleece hard.

*Before washing seat covers, remove all metal hooks. **Heat will make the sheepskin shrink, causing irreparable damage.

Sheepskin can be taken to most dry cleaners. We are not liable for any damage to sheepskins incurred during the cleaning process.
Care Instructions
 

Following these few handy tips will help keep you sheepskin looking its best day to day, and help improve the length of wear.

  1. Vacuum seat covers whenever you vacuum your car's interior.
  2. Use a dog or cat brush occasionally to "pull up" the nap.
  3. On warm days it is good idea to leave windows open a crack to allow any moisture in car to escape.
  4. If your passenger and driver seats are identical, rotate them every 1-2 years to share the wear.
  5. Spot clean with a cold-water dampened towel and some Lano~Wash.
  6. If covers get soaked through - remove them and allow them to hang-dry before re-installing them

When leather gets wet it is very easily damaged. Use care during this time and make sure it is allowed to air-dry completely.

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