|FORD WSS-M1H770-A Document Information:
FABRIC, PREFERRED SUEDE, NON-WOVEN ***TO BE USED WITH FORD WSS-M99P1111-A***
Ford Motor Company
Feb 19, 2003
1. SCOPE The material defined by this specification is a needle punched
fabric made from polyester fiber impregnated with micro-porous polyurethane
that could be plain, perforated, or embossed.
WE DO NOT RECOMMEND APPLYING A FABRIC PROTECTANT TO PREFERRED SUEDE
AS IT IS AN INHERENT CHARACTERISTIC.
AS FOR CLEANING, PREFERRED SUEDE IS A
100% MANMADE MICROFIBER PRODUCT SO NATURAL SUEDE PRODUCTS SHOULD BE
BASIC INSTRUCTIONS ARE TO TREAT AS YOU WOULD ANY FINE FABRIC.
SPECIFIC CLEANING PROCEDURE:
BLOT EXCESS SPILLAGE USING AN ABSORBENT CLOTH.
USING WATER AND A MILD DETERGENT, CLEAN STAIN BY BLOTTING OR IN A GENTLE
CIRCULAR MOTION UNTIL STAIN IS LIFTED.
RINSE SPARINGLY WITH FRESH WATER TO REMOVE ANY SOAPY RESIDUE.
ALLOW TO AIR DRY OR VACUUM EXTRACT.
AGAIN USE WATER SPARINGLY OR FOR BEST RESULTS, DRY CLEAN ACCORDING TO
DIRECTIONS WITH "CAPTURE" (R) BY MILLIKEN, WHICH IS AVAILABLE AT HOME DEPOT,
Remember that the Preferred Suede is already treated with a protectant
during the manufacturing process, so DO NOT APPLY ANY
FABRIC PROTECTANT such as SCOTCHGARD(R) which is not even recommended
to be used on any type of Suede.
and the following interchange between an owner and the company that
made the suede material used in the PCR:
A gentleman wrote to us on our PCR website and made mention of the fact
that he'd contacted the vendor of the seat materials for the new Tbirds.
Following are his query and the response from the vendor, Milliken &
Company. I found the info valuable and hopefully so will the membership!
I'm trying to get our new friend to join TBN...
I recently purchased a 2004 Thunderbird with preferred suede inserts
seats. It is a very nice material. Do you have any information on this
material that you could forward to me? I would be especially interested
wear characteristics and how to clean and care for it. Thanking you
Reply from Milliken & Company:
Dear Mr. xxxxxxxx,
We hope that you are enjoying your 2004 Ford Thunderbird with PREFERRED
SUEDE seating surfaces. You are correct in identifying Milliken &
as the supplier of the PREFERRED SUEDE material in your vehicle.
PREFERRED SUEDE by Milliken is a man-made suede strategically selected
Ford Motor Company for its superior performance, softness and durability
natural animal suede. PREFERRED SUEDE offers an alternative to the
traditional automotive leather interior and should be cared for as
would any fine material. I am including some care and maintenance "do's
and don'ts" below.
If you do have a spill on the material, try to blot up as quickly as
possible with a clean, dry cloth. If the spill cannot be cleaned right
away or if it leaves some residue, use a clean cloth dampened in a
detergent solution (1 part mild detergent to 10 parts water) to clean
the affected area. After you have cleaned the affected area, use
another dry cloth to blot the area and dry any remaining moisture.
Never saturate the area with water.
Never use any dry-cleaning solutions or other cleaners containing
Also, please note that Scotchgard and other related fabric protectant
sprays are not needed on PREFERRED SUEDE as this product was designed
have excellent clean-ability and durability characteristics without
types of additives. Also, these protectant sprays may contain solvents
which would cause color degradation problems with the material. We
not recommend their use.
Thank you for your interest in PREFERRED SUEDE. If we can be of further
assistance with this product or any other questions, please do not
to contact me via email at the following address:
Marketing Communications Director
Milliken & Company, Global Automotive Textiles
Preferred Suede is a registered trademark of Milliken & Company.
Scotchgard is a registered trademark of 3M Corporation.