||05-09-2013 11:11 AM
I don't have much helpful info to add. I just wanted to say I haven't used anything specifically meant for alcantera, but I've also never really had a problem cleaning it. There are some stains that are simply going to ruin the material, so if you have that spilled on the seat then you are screwed. Certain oils, for example, will permanently stain alcantara and you aren't getting it out with anything. Spill a tub of buttery dipping sauce and you'll see the stain forever.
However, with that being said I haven't always just stuck with warm water and a brush to clean it. When I've come up against a mark that warm water doesn't fix, I've been known to bust out some Wolfgang Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner and that has always done the job fine. I don't break out that product unless the stain is either really stubborn but I know it can come out, or if it is on material like this and I don't know that I trust something like Tuff Stuff to not ruin it. Anyway, it has always worked like a champ on the seats in the STi Subies I maintain, so it may be worth looking into as well. That way you have something that isn't just for alcantera only and could be used on other areas that may get stained. Just a thought.
Either way you go, let us know what works best. If you get this product specifically for Alcantera, please let us know how it worked. I've never really looked into anything dedicated for that material, but it would be interesting to know if it really does work better. For the price I would certainly hope it does.