edit: 3/18/09 - this blog has no legitimate information on microsuede cleaning.
Most of the people that read this blog know me in real life or found me through various friends' blogs, but I do get a few readers that found me through a Google search. If you Google "deadman beer" mine is the only site that comes up. If you live in Canada and wonder "where is Ross Becker?" eventually the road will lead here. Someone even found this place by Googling my name. Hmmm.
By far the most oft-googled subject that leads people here is that of microsuede cleaning. Seems a lot of people are concerned about permanently ruining their fine microsuedery.
I would hate to think of people visiting my blog only to walk away disappointed, so I'm going to list some microsuede cleaning advice here.
1) Quit spilling stuff on it all the time.
2) Take it to the dry cleaners. They're usually really good at cleaning stuff. (note: works best for clothing items. Furniture, not so much).
3) Don't use a water-based cleaner, you'll only mess it up worse. I've heard that rubbing alcohol and a soft, lint-free cloth works very well.
4) Don't have a pet. They just get hair all over the place.
1) If there is blood on your microsuede, consider making some lifestyle changes.
2) Ink? Just give it up. You don't deserve to have nice things if you're just going to draw all over them.
3) Grease stains: rub them with a drier sheet and they'll lift right off probably.
4) Cigarette burns: cover them up with a patch bearing the logo of your favorite band or sporting team. That way people can better judge you without actually getting to know you.
5) Tomato sauce: oddly enough, more tomato sauce
Forget cleaning, just get rid of the stupid thing
4) Bat guano
Glad to help!