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Post by Blackroc » Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:26 pm

So you've cleaned the outside, what about the inside?

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Interior trims usually end up with all sorts of dirt and grime on them - but it doesn't have to take that long to sort these issues out either. Problems like the ones above can be sorted very easily with the right equipment -

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-A good Hoover
-A good interior cleaner, one thats fabric / carpet safe
I use Autobrite FAB (http://www.autobritedirect.co.uk/index. ... eaner.html
-A good Interior Dressing
I use Auto Finesse Spritz (http://www.autofinesse.co.uk/spritz/
-Detailing brushes / nail brushes for dirt in seats or carpets
-Window cleaner
I use Auto Finesse Crystal (http://www.autofinesse.co.uk/crystal/
-Leather Care Wipes (I use leather care wipes)
-Leather Cleaner and Conditioner
I use Buffalo Cleaning products (http://www.buffaloleather.co.uk/ and Auto Finesse Leather Conditioner (http://www.autofinesse.co.uk/hide-conditioner/

Leather can be cleaned very easily with the above products:

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Struggling to remove a really ground in mark on leather or plastic? Use a magic sponge to remove it :wink: They really work!

And for all the nooks and crannies, I use a dedicated Interior duster from Monza Car care:

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Chrome work around windows and Kick Plates can be cleaned with Auto Finesse Tripple:

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Clean mats down with Autobrite Fab or a dedicated All Purpose Cleaner - leaves a great clean look:

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Plastic trim fading around windows or bumpers?

Auto Finesse Revive is great:

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Or Nanolex Trim dressing:

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Before:

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After:

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Got polish or wax stuck in your badges or panel gaps? These detailing crevice tools are available from Waxybox and Juicy Detailing

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Engine bays -

I use AutoGlym Engine bay cleaner - great on any metal greasy areas, and then I use Valet Pro citrus Power to clean up the rest of the plastics. Again detailing brushes are used to clean every nook and crannies - AF Revive used to dress the plastics, AF Tripple used for carbon Fibre and metal work:

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Chrome and Tail pipes need cleaning? Auto Finesse Mercury is great:

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This is not an exhaustive list of products - but I can assure you that they will look great on any car! :)

Most of the good products are available only online - 'walk in' car care product places are few and far between, and for most of us are limited to Halfords or B&Q (at a push) - look out for the 3for2 offers

So embrace the Internet - you can also pick up lots of bargains too!

Online quality shops:

Monza Car Care
Juicy Detailing
i4detailing
Polished Bliss
Elite Car Care
Shinerama
Waxybox
Waxamomo
Cleanyourcar
And of course, good old eBay!

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Post by Slacky » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:19 pm

Got any tips for pulls in fabric seats? Got a couple on my half leathers

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Post by rojer » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:38 pm

Slacky wrote:Got any tips for pulls in fabric seats? Got a couple on my half leathers

I get them now and again. I tend to try and cut them off as close to the seat as possible. Not sure if this is the best course of action but it seems to do the trick.
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Post by Rjbez » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:02 pm

These cleaning posts are great, thank you very much for posting.

Just wondering what process to apply to the leather steering wheel on my mlite, is it the same as the seats?

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Post by Blackroc » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:17 pm

Rjbez wrote:These cleaning posts are great, thank you very much for posting.

Just wondering what process to apply to the leather steering wheel on my mlite, is it the same as the seats?

thanks.
Yes fella use the same products. Just check the wheel is actually leather though first ;-)

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Post by Red5 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:27 pm

Nice one James, good tips :)

I do have a question though please.

I like to use a QD type spay on wax that I can use as I dry the car. Just to keep the wax topped up a bit if possible.
I've just bought what's available in Halfords so far. Just finished the second bottle I've bought.
The first one was WAY better, but can't remember what it was :(

Is there a product that I can use for this to 'wax it wet'

Or am I wasting my time doing this?

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Post by Blackroc » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:47 pm

Evening Rob - the problem with some of these 'drying aid' products is that they can actually affect the wax and or sealant they sit over.

You also have the issue that they have far less ability at dealing with water / dirt than the wax or sealant they sit over.

They can be very expensive per application too.

Sonax Brilliant Shine Detailer is what I believe would benefit you most. A QD product that wipes on / off so easily, leaves a stunning finish and has great water behaviour. It really is a very, very good product to apply to help maintain a wax protection too.

Slight different twist of a product for you is CarPro Hydro. A member on here is using it - you mix it with your hose sprayer, spray it over the car and it forms a sealant barrier over it. Not used it myself but it sounds ok..

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Post by Red5 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:56 pm

That's great James, so I shall shop from some of that Sonax product.
It will be going on top of AG HD Wax to attempt to top it up and keep the water beading and stop muck sticking too much. I've been doing the wheels too, for the same reason, with the aim of easier cleaning.
On top of poor boys wheel sealer.
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Post by Blackroc » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:12 pm

Yes the Sonax product can be used on wheels etc...and it's very, very good.

Smells like PinaColada too ha!

I'll send you the links and discount codes for it tomorrow fella:-)

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Post by Red5 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:01 am

Blackroc wrote:Yes the Sonax product can be used on wheels etc...and it's very, very good.

Smells like PinaColada too ha!

I'll send you the links and discount codes for it tomorrow fella:-)

Cheers James :)

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Post by Sumner » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:51 pm

There's some great advice on this website. I used to do a bit of detailing but was never really interested with the interior so thought I would buy some products.

Is autogylm interior shampoo good for all carpets and fabric seats?

I have just bought some Dr Leather wipes and autogylm leather cleaner. Will both these products be good to use on the seats? With the Dr Leather wipes, will these be good for the steering wheel, I wouldn't normally touch the wheel.

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Post by Blackroc » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:37 pm

Sumner wrote:There's some great advice on this website. I used to do a bit of detailing but was never really interested with the interior so thought I would buy some products.

Is autogylm interior shampoo good for all carpets and fabric seats?

I have just bought some Dr Leather wipes and autogylm leather cleaner. Will both these products be good to use on the seats? With the Dr Leather wipes, will these be good for the steering wheel, I wouldn't normally touch the wheel.
Welcome to the dark side ;-)

AG interior shampoo is great for seats, carpets, mats etc.. One of the best AG products they make to be fair. Assuming you haven't bought it yet, look up AutobriteFAB - similar product as the AG one, but is more versatile and can be used on dashes, door cards, interior trim etc..and works VERY well.

The Dr Leather wipes are very highly recommended, and will indeed keep your leather clean and looking good. You can use these (or the ABFAB) on your steering wheel with no issues :-)

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Post by E87Gaz » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:37 pm

What leather wipes are the best?

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Post by Blackroc » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:55 pm

E87Gaz wrote:What leather wipes are the best?
Personally never had any issues with the leather are wipes you get in supermarkets, however, I appreciate people want a 'branded' product specific for cars, and Dr Leather wipes are a very popular product on the market at the moment..

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Post by Sumner » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:07 pm

Blackroc wrote:
Welcome to the dark side ;-)

AG interior shampoo is great for seats, carpets, mats etc.. One of the best AG products they make to be fair. Assuming you haven't bought it yet, look up AutobriteFAB - similar product as the AG one, but is more versatile and can be used on dashes, door cards, interior trim etc..and works VERY well.

The Dr Leather wipes are very highly recommended, and will indeed keep your leather clean and looking good. You can use these (or the ABFAB) on your steering wheel with no issues :-)
Thanks for the advice, yeh I have the shampoo already! I must of acquired it from my detailing days, found it searching through all my other stuff.

What are the best products for the dash? I normally just use APC diluted down and wiped with a clean cloth.

Anything else you would recommend for the interior?

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