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car interior cleaner #5459764 06/22/20 10:26 AM
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What is a good car interior cleaner? I'm currently using glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth, then drying the interior with a soft cloth (dash and glossy plastic trim)
This works OK, but is there something better? Is there anything to help repel dust? I have a lot of glossy surface area and it shows dust very much. I don't need an aggressive cleaner, just something to wipe dust once. The microfiber tends to just push the dust around without some type of liquid.


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Re: car interior cleaner [Re: terry274] #5459775 06/22/20 10:36 AM
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Meguiar's Quick Interior Detailer

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Originally Posted by Reddy45
Meguiar's Quick Interior Detailer


+1

Meguiar's Quick Interior Detailer is the only product I will use on my dash, door panels, console, etc.

For really dirty surfaces and the steering wheel, I use Armor All cleaning wipes. They are absolutely amazing.
https://www.armorall.com/products/wipes/cleaning-wipes


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Re: car interior cleaner [Re: terry274] #5459807 06/22/20 11:17 AM
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Cleaner? Purple Power diluted 10:1

Protectant: Meg's quick interior detailer or 303


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Re: car interior cleaner [Re: terry274] #5459809 06/22/20 11:19 AM
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Light cleaner: any rinseless car wash soap.

Heavy duty cleaner: automotive all purpose cleaner (diluted to interior strength).


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Re: car interior cleaner [Re: terry274] #5459811 06/22/20 11:24 AM
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Vacuum first.

Leather seats: Distilled water wiped down with MF towel and once over with Optimum Protectant.
Vinyl Surfaces: Optimum Protectant.


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Re: car interior cleaner [Re: terry274] #5459826 06/22/20 11:41 AM
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I like Turtle Wax Dash and Glass as it can be used on everything inside. I've tried 8-10 different interior cleaners and haven't found much difference between any of them. I try to spray it on the cleaning cloth to minmize overspray especially on the dash where it can get on the windshield.

Re: car interior cleaner [Re: terry274] #5459840 06/22/20 11:55 AM
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Optimum power clean (OPC) ... I purchase by the gallon and dilute in a spray bottle.

https://www.amazon.com/Optimum-20499-Power-Clean-Fluid_Ounces/dp/B00BFUG64I


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Re: car interior cleaner [Re: terry274] #5459866 06/22/20 12:26 PM
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+1 on the Meguiar's. I'm also a fan of Folex for carpets and cloth upholstery.

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Yup Meguiar's Quik Interior Detailer for sure.

I've used ArmorAll once in the past it dissolved the printed-on white lettering on center console buttons, never again.


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Re: car interior cleaner [Re: terry274] #5460161 06/22/20 06:59 PM
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I recently tried Lucas Slick Mist Interior Cleaner from Walmart. Worked great on dash and doors, dark colored plastics, etc. Smells good too!


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Griots Garage interior detailer. They have a cleaner too, but this will do light cleaning and leaves some UV protection. Plus it does not leave the surface shiny. Love it.

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Mother's VLR has been my favorite for a few years now.


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Originally Posted by 01rangerxl
Mother's VLR has been my favorite for a few years now.

It's not to be used on plastic.


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Warm water and a microfiber cloth on hard interior surfaces, spray 9 on the mats.

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