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Old 09-21-2017, 02:24 AM   #1
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Default What do you all use to clean interior? ('18 WRX Ltd.)

Just picked up a new '18 limited. Was wondering of an interior cleaner for leather seats, dash, and side doors.
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Old 09-21-2017, 06:51 AM   #2
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A clean, damp microfiber towel.
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Old 09-21-2017, 08:15 AM   #3
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For the dash and other interior plastic trim I use Meguiar's interior detailer.

For the subaru "leather"... so far just damp microfiber like said above. Regular leather protector/cleansers don't work on it. It just sits on top and becomes some slick coating that rubs off on your clothes/hands etc. and you end up with patches of shiny leather where it never gets touched and the parts that rubbed out look like nothing has been done to it.

Not sure if there is a leather cleaner/protector that works on subaru's leather tbh... Subaru's leather seats are almost like a slightly more durable version of furniture grade bonded leather, but with a matte finish.
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:50 PM   #4
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I've used diluted simple green on all interior surfaces (except leather and glass) for years but I recently gave Griot's Interior Detailer a shot and have been pleased. It leaves a nice, clean surface with no residue which is exactly what I want for interior plastics.
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:00 PM   #5
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I prefer Mother's Vinyl, Leather & Rubber for the interior. They've got all different kinds of products that work great
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:03 AM   #6
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+1 for Meguiar. I've used Meguiar's products on my cars for years. A friend of mine swears buy Griot. Either one works great.
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Old 03-25-2018, 09:51 AM   #7
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I've used diluted simple green on all interior surfaces (except leather and glass) for years but I recently gave Griot's Interior Detailer a shot and have been pleased. It leaves a nice, clean surface with no residue which is exactly what I want for interior plastics.
+1 for all griots products
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Old 03-25-2018, 03:04 PM   #8
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I like Meguiar's G13616 Quik Interior Detailer Cleaner. It has the least amount of shine and residue. You might have to use it more often than some, but I hate that greasy shiny look many interior cleaners have.
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Old 03-25-2018, 09:01 PM   #9
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I use lindhaus products. Super good stuff for stains and stuff
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:27 AM   #10
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Old 03-28-2018, 05:20 PM   #11
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Just a damp cloth.
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Old 03-28-2018, 06:06 PM   #12
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For the plastic panels (doors, top of dash board, etc) I have been really happy with Chemical Guys VRP aka Vinyl, Rubber, and Plastic. It can be used on both interior and exterior surfaces, and I've found it to be pretty decent as a tire dressing as well.

As far as the seats go, I'm with the majority who just use a little water on a clean microfiber. I wonder if the leather may either be a synthetic material or if it comes with a "coating" on it that prevents typical leather cleaner/conditioner products from doing their job?
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Old 03-30-2018, 03:45 PM   #13
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A damp microfiber towel with a little Simple Green or a microfiber towel and Meguiar's interior detailer, depending on what I am cleaning.

I will use Tuff Stuff to clean the rug and mats and plastic interior panels.

I will use a dry microfiber towel to follow-up after using Simple Green or Meguiar's interior detailer or old bath towel to follow-up after using Tuff Stuff.

I use Sprayway glass-cleaner, interior and exterior.

The leather seats are, from what I can estimate from various sources, mostly synthetic.
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Old 03-30-2018, 05:12 PM   #14
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Anyone have tips for cleaning the carpet from winter salt?
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Old 03-31-2018, 02:40 PM   #15
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Never really had to deal with it personally, but I'm guessing the carpets would probably need to be shampoo'd or steam cleaned to get the best results?
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:20 PM   #16
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I don't see any issue with what anyone has suggested so far, but I would just recommend if you clean the interior panels or seats that you follow it up with a UV conditioner of some sort. Most vinyl/rubber/leather care products have UV protection, and I have found quite a few interior retailers do as well. Something like 303 protectant also works well.
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Old 04-03-2018, 04:02 PM   #17
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Admittedly I don't clean interiors as often as I probably should, but I've only used Chemical Guys InnerClean detailing spray. It's sort of like an all-season tire in that they say it'll work for everything (plastic, vinyl, leather, rubber, glass, etc). Thus like an all-season I expect it's also not the best option for any of those surfaces. It does well enough on the dash and trim to keep me happy. I have other cleaners for leather and glass.
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Old 04-05-2018, 06:45 PM   #18
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Light degreaser, boars hair brush and preferably a steamer. My favorite degreaser for the interior is 3D Products Orange Degreaser #109 at a 1:10 dilution with distilled water. Works wonders, smells amazing, won't damage your interior and a whole gallon will last you forever.

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Old 04-10-2018, 10:30 AM   #19
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aerospace 303 leather cleaner and conditioner (has UV protectant.. works good on our fake vinyl leather), sonax alcantara foam, and regular aerospace 303 for the dash/plastics
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Old 04-10-2018, 02:10 PM   #20
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Chemical guys leather cleaner and race glaze leather balm for leather. Meguiars interior detailer for vinyl and plastic. Meguiars carpet and upholstery cleaner for carpets.
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Old 04-14-2018, 01:09 PM   #21
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Just a damp microfiber cloth. Don't like to use leather cleaner or other cleaning products unless i absolutely have to.
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:43 PM   #22
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For the dash and doors I like to use armor all classic wipes. After that I spray the clean dash, and door inserts down with a UV protective coating called "No Touch" brand interior spray.
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:58 PM   #23
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damp micro fiber sometimes i use the armor al
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Old 04-24-2018, 09:51 AM   #24
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Chemical Guys total interior cleaner/protector (wipe with mircofiber towel, final wipe down with lint free cloth.)

all can be purchased from Wal-Mart for around 20 bean
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:59 AM   #25
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Super Clean diluted down is the cheapest and most accessible route for most people. Vacuum first. Spray wax on the solid non-fabric surfaces after its all clean to finish it off.
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