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      02-20-2018, 02:38 PM   #1
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Interior Cleaning products

Hi all, I don't know much about cleaning the interiors or what products to use. I'm looking for something to clean the dash, interior plastics, leather seats and windows.

I've read few pages on the Cosmetic Maintenance page but some of the products they have mentioned are not available in the UK.

So far I've found Meguiar's Quik Interior Detailer and Aerospace 303 for Plastic interiors and dash. For leather seats, i have found Dr Leather wipes and yet to find a good glass cleaning products for windows. I'm not sure if these products are good enough to keep my car clean.

What products are you guys using? And do you have a better suggestion than the products i have listed?

Thanks in advance.
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For leather, consider Gliptone and AutoGlym leather cleaners and conditioners.

Bilt Hamber for alloy wheels or if you want less mess, Autoglym alloy cleaner.
I would go with Aerospace 303 for interior plastics, any good class cleaner, for "wooden trim" I would use Tech Wax or similar to give it a rich glow.

There are hordes of good products for every conceivable surface, very few will receive universal acclamation from people, just avoid some of the American products which promise you one cloth and their miracle substance will cure all car surface ills - you know the kind that have little video booths in garden centres and the like promising you wonderful results with little to no effort.
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I just use a bucket with hot water and a splash of Flash floor cleaner, seems to do the job well enough
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On the forum someone recommended using dettol wipes on the steering wheel to retain the Matt finish/look

Tried it a few times and it works wonders!
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I just use a bucket with hot water and a splash of Flash floor cleaner, seems to do the job well enough
It's funny, I have bought all sorts of products in the past, nothing compared to the more enthusiastic detailers on here, but I often find that I go back to Flash (or similar) and it is fine.
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I used Gtechniq I2 Tri-Clean Interior for the first time at the weekend, it gave a great Matt finish and the car smelt like new. Can't rate it enough.
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ODK Cabin is all the rage atm.
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Meguiars Ultimate Quick Wax or the Synthetic X-Press stuff is meant to be really good too for "everywhere".
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I find the bmw leather cleaner is good for the seats.

Iím another fan of Dettol wipes or Dettol spray with a wet microfibre cloth. Works well!

My approach is cleaning often to keep on top of it and my kids arenít allowed to eat in the car!!!
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If you want to get truly obsessive about car cleaning, this forum can give you lots of ideas on how to spend loads:

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/index.php
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baby wipes!
or if i have more time...autoglym leather cleaner/conditioner and also their vinyl care
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Baby wipes and a cotton hand towel to dry/buff.
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I just use a bucket with hot water and a splash of Flash floor cleaner, seems to do the job well enough

Sir I highly doubt you doing this to your interior and I have seen your interior


Maguire quick detailer for interior for me and quick detailer for exterior is also best product available in the market .
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Sir I highly doubt you doing this to your interior and I have seen your interior


Maguire quick detailer for interior for me and quick detailer for exterior is also best product available in the market .
My interior doesn't get dirty but Heather's Golf, well that does get the flash treatment
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On the forum someone recommended using dettol wipes on the steering wheel to retain the Matt finish/look

Tried it a few times and it works wonders!
Baby wipes are also good for this and are slightly kinder on the leather; due to being kinder on a babyís arse!
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Thanks for all the help guys. I really appreciate it and am glad i found this forum

Bought Aerospace 303 for interior plastic, AutoGlym leather cleaner & Balm for leather seats, AutoGlym Fast glass for windows and Dettol wipes for steering wheel.
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Thanks for all the help guys. I really appreciate it and am glad i found this forum

Bought Aerospace 303 for interior plastic, AutoGlym leather cleaner & Balm for leather seats, AutoGlym Fast glass for windows and Dettol wipes for steering wheel.
I use Autogym Fast Glass for interior plastics. It keeps that nice matt effect.
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I used Gtechniq I2 Tri-Clean Interior for the first time at the weekend, it gave a great Matt finish and the car smelt like new. Can't rate it enough.
Agree with this. Is it menthol scented? I can't quite work it out. Fresh as anything though and good cleaning power.
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GTechniq stuff is awesome...I do like Megs interior Detailer actually. Dr leather spray and brushes for the leather, and the steering wheel...canít speka highly enough of Auto Finesse Crystal for the windows.
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Hi all, I don't know much about cleaning the interiors or what products to use. I'm looking for something to clean the dash, interior plastics, leather seats and windows.

I've read few pages on the Cosmetic Maintenance page but some of the products they have mentioned are not available in the UK.

So far I've found Meguiar's Quik Interior Detailer and Aerospace 303 for Plastic interiors and dash. For leather seats, i have found Dr Leather wipes and yet to find a good glass cleaning products for windows. I'm not sure if these products are good enough to keep my car clean.

What products are you guys using? And do you have a better suggestion than the products i have listed?

Thanks in advance.
303 is excellent. Also great for your engine plastics (If you're a real geek like me).

Dr Leather wipes also an excellent choice. The same bucket has lasted me for a few years. I do the seats, then use the used wipes to door Some of the floor/seat plastics and door shuts.

I also use Gtechniq Matt Dash for the dash etc.

For glass- dodo juice menthol, gtechniq fast glass both great
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