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Hi Guys!! :)

I was wondering if anyone has any tips for keeping the light interior clean. Do you guys use any products to keep the seats clean etc? I am not sure what I should use to and where to get it.

Any tips are welcome. Thanks :)

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did u get the leather protection thing done to your seats?

i did, so i all i use is a microfiber cloth with a bit of water and it all looks spotless :)

if not, maybe armor-all or if your after a quality product use autoglym

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Hey Nick,

I did not get the protection done before i got the car, I just sprayed some scotch guard myself on all the seats :)

What's autoglym? Is that a brand? Should I be looking for some sort of leather cleaner?

did u get the leather protection thing done to your seats?

i did, so i all i use is a microfiber cloth with a bit of water and it all looks spotless :)

if not, maybe armor-all or if your after a quality product use autoglym

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Thanks Bluey,

What product am I looking for? Do they have a leather cleaner?

Not a fan of armor-all myself.

Plenty of other quality products. I like the range Meguiars has and you can get them from autocheap and most other auto stores.

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Autoglym is the brand, my dad has been in the car trade as a panel beater and mechanic for 25 years and he swears by it. Its not cheap though!

I would recommend one of the following:

Autoglym Interior Shampoo

This easy to use spray and wipe formula removes stains and grime from synthetic fabric upholstery, carpets, roof linings, vinyl and plastics.

A carefully balanced blend of surface active ingredients and deodorising agents “deep clean” quickly and safely.

Ideal for use as a general cleaner in caravans, boats, trucks and many other situations.

Autoglym Leather Cleaner

Leather Cleaner contains specialised cleaning and deodorising agents to safely clean and freshen automotive leather upholstery.

Unlike harsher detergents Leather Cleaner has a natural pH formulation and will not remove the essential oils which keep leather supple and prevent surface cracking.

Use in conjunction with Autoglym Leather Care Cream to preserve the life of your leather upholstery.

Autoglym Vinyl and Rubber Care

This amazingly versatile preparation dramatically simplifies cleaning and maintaining an immaculate all-round appearance on a multitude of surfaces.

Use on fascias, instrument panels, PVC door and seat facing, vinyl roofs, trim strips, door shuts, door seals, unpainted plastics, rubber, tyres and all similar areas.

Autoglym Vinyl & Rubber Care conditions and protects interior and exterior surfaces and forms a tough, but flexible, anti-static barrier against moisture, dust, oxidation, staining and fading.

These are the products i would go for personally, but you can check out that website below to see exactly what suits you.

Buy autoglym online at car care products :D

You can also buy the products at autobarn, repco or somewhere similar

;)

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These are the products i would go for personally, but you can check out that website below to see exactly what suits you.

Buy autoglym online at car care products :D

You can also buy the products at autobarn, repco or somewhere similar

;)

This website has loads of different brands and you will be able to find everything you need to clean your car, inside and out. Not always cheapest but a great place to see what is available and easy to look at products by brand or by useage.

Along with leather cleaner you should also get leather conditioner, or an all in one, if time is a concern. I'm always amazed at the colour that comes back into the leather after conditioning, especially on my black interior.

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Thanks Niick, I will give them a go!!! ;)

Do we all keep the dash dry and free from product??? or ????

ProjectIS, you definitely need product on your dash to stop it drying out and aging. I use a cleaner then 303 protectant which sounds similar to the vinyl and rubber care product discussed earlier, but also says it it provides UV protection. Essential on the dash if you don't want it to fade.

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Thanks Niick, I will give them a go!!! ;)

Do we all keep the dash dry and free from product??? or ????

ProjectIS, you definitely need product on your dash to stop it drying out and aging. I use a cleaner then 303 protectant which sounds similar to the vinyl and rubber care product discussed earlier, but also says it it provides UV protection. Essential on the dash if you don't want it to fade.

Thanks Bluey!!

See, I keep on hearing conflicting ideas on the subject of dash protection. Some say do it, and do it when new, and others say keep it protectant free. (Less likely to get damaged prematurely).

The UV protection does sound logical, but from what I understand, the rubber is porous and you don't want to change that in anyway.

But it definately sounds like you know your stuff so I will go out and get some of the product soon.

Thanks again mate!!!

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I have a light / beige interior and do the following...

CARPETS - Weak mix of wool mix and warm water (as required)

HARD PLASTICS - Weak mix of hand soap and warm water (as required)

LEATHER - Meguiars Gold Class leather conditioner, with applicator pad (every 3 months)

CENTRE CONSOLE AND OTHERS - DRY cloth only - no liquids. Avoid Armorall or similiar at all costs - it may result in cloudy streaks/spots on any perspex surfaces

DASH - Silicon sealant sprayed lightly onto clean cloth and rub. Dont spray directly onto dash. As the dash is a rubberised material, the silicon (like your tyre cleaner) spray works well to shine up the dash and keep clean.

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I have a light / beige interior and do the following...

CARPETS - Weak mix of wool mix and warm water (as required)

HARD PLASTICS - Weak mix of hand soap and warm water (as required)

LEATHER - Meguiars Gold Class leather conditioner, with applicator pad (every 3 months)

CENTRE CONSOLE AND OTHERS - DRY cloth only - no liquids. Avoid Armorall or similiar at all costs - it may result in cloudy streaks/spots on any perspex surfaces

DASH - Silicon sealant sprayed lightly onto clean cloth and rub. Dont spray directly onto dash. As the dash is a rubberised material, the silicon (like your tyre cleaner) spray works well to shine up the dash and keep clean.

I have to say that I am not a fan of Armorall. As a test, I did a small part of my dash in my previous car, and that part ended up looking MORE faded over time. It is really dependant on the material used for the dash so be careful.

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Oh all that stuff is too much work for me LOL :P

I just get it detailed and cleaned every 6months and it looks spotless... I sit back and drink my coffee or go shopping and let other people do the work lol. Its abit more expensive but its worth it.

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Oh all that stuff is too much work for me LOL :P

I just get it detailed and cleaned every 6months and it looks spotless... I sit back and drink my coffee or go shopping and let other people do the work lol. Its abit more expensive but its worth it.

As with most things, what you see as spotless is someone else's grubby and in need of a clean.

I love doing it myself, and enjoy the end result. Not for everyone though.

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