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Old 05-11-2018, 05:49 PM   #26
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Chemical Guys TVD_109_16 Silk Shine Sprayable Dressing
~10 bucks on Amazon. Clean interior (except leather seats) with damp microfiber towel to remove dust and once dry, apply this using any soft pad. Easy application, provides UV protection (so dashboard wont fade over time) and leaves the surface a bit glossy. As a bonus, it can also be applied on the tires if you want it to look clean black. Love the product.
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Old 05-13-2018, 12:18 PM   #27
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Griots cleaner for years !
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Old 06-03-2018, 10:18 PM   #28
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Old 06-04-2018, 10:36 PM   #29
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On previous cars I've used (and with my STI I will use) a damp microfiber cloth during fall, winter, and spring. During late spring, summer, and early fall, I use a damp microfiber cloth with some 303 Aerospace Protectant for rubber/plastic/vinyl surfaces. I absolutely HATE dash shine...303 calls their AP 'matte' - IMO, it's not what I consider to be matte, but the shine it leaves is pretty minimal, and it doesn't streak terribly shortly after application. I opted for 303 and also began using it on exterior plastic components after taking plastic, coating it in different products that claimed to protect, leaving the plastic out in the sun continuously for a prolonged period, and observing what product made the most pronounced difference.

I recently started using Sonax's Alcantara cleaner a few months ago and it works fine - although I've never had a big mess to clean up with it.

For carpets I use Prestone AS345 as I've historically been able to get it for cheap, it's been safe on every carpeted finish I've used it on, and it can remove some serious stains/messes. However, my source for getting it cheap is gone so I may switch to something else.

For internal glass I use Stoner's Invisible Glass simply because it gets the job done, is fine for tinted windows, and costs less than half of most other auto-safe glass cleaners.

For leather I've used quite a few different products and for average leather I can't say I feel any one product is a must-have for me. For higher-end/delicate leather such as custom watch straps or leather in luxury cars, Leather Honey is awesome and it breathes new life into older leather as well as it keeps newer leather like newer leather.

Towels from these guys are pretty awesome and their towels might make you want to throw everything else away
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Old 06-05-2018, 12:07 AM   #30
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A damp towel. This way nothing stains, drips, applies unevenly, etc. Sometimes the protective armor all on the dash.
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Old 06-06-2018, 05:58 PM   #31
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A clean, damp microfiber towel.
That. and a plastic brush if you have a dog.
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Old 06-08-2018, 01:08 AM   #32
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microfiber and I like armorall's interior spray cleaning. keeps it shiny!
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Old 06-09-2018, 08:40 PM   #33
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Clean, damp microfiber for gauges, infotainment, or any other gloss.
Meguiar's Quik Interior Detailer for dash, etc.
Silverwax Leather Cleaner for seats.
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Old 06-15-2018, 01:01 PM   #34
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damp cloth... then I use a small amount of 303 protectant to finish up. mine is never more than just a light amount of dust/pollen.. if it was really dirty I would dilute super clean.

I prefer matte finish and 303 protectant is midway between matte and glossy.
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Old 06-21-2018, 07:18 PM   #35
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:59 PM   #36
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Where can you buy this?
You can get 303 AP most auto places now, although sometimes it is cheaper online. Places Like Advance Auto often carry them in-store. It's an exceptional product that really does protect against sun damage. I just hit all the plastic/rubber/vinyl exterior trim pieces on my car today with it.

https://www.autopia-carcare.com/303-30340.html
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Old 07-02-2018, 04:30 PM   #37
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For fabric seats, mats, and even headliner I recommend Blue Coral upholstery cleaner, did a great job on my seats. I went through 2+ microfibers per seat just filling them with dirt. Plus its an odor eliminator which is nice
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Old 07-06-2018, 03:48 PM   #38
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Unless you have mud or something caked on your interior, I've found that a very lightly damp microfiber rag gets rid of dust and the black marks from daily touching. If that doesn't do it, those basic wet wipes followed by the microfiber cloth should.
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Old 08-13-2018, 01:47 AM   #39
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Girot's Interior Cleaner for dash/plastics.

Lexol Conditioner/cleaner for leather seats.
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Old 08-13-2018, 01:28 PM   #40
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Armor All interior detailer wipes. They work great on all surfaces in the car. I use them on the dash then wipe dry with a microfiber towel.
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:36 PM   #41
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Cool should I spend $1,200 for paint protectant, interior protectiant, and undercoating

Just purchased a 2017 limited Outback. The dealership wants to charge me $1,200 for undercoating (not sure it needs it?) paint protection, and interior detailing and leather protectant?
Seems way high to me, but my wife wants to do it.?? Help.
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:47 PM   #42
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Just purchased a 2017 limited Outback. The dealership wants to charge me $1,200 for undercoating (not sure it needs it?) paint protection, and interior detailing and leather protectant?
Seems way high to me, but my wife wants to do it.?? Help.
If you work on your own vehicles at all, and are willing to spend the time, you can do the undercoating yourself for a lot less. A local detailer can clean/detail your car for well under that. I had my wife's SUV detailed inside and out for about $160. That included clay bar and wax/polish.
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Old 08-16-2018, 02:14 PM   #43
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I use Optimum APC for medium to deep cleaning (1:10 - 1:3 Dilution Ratios)

Ultima interior guard plus for protection (Dash, Plastics, Leather)

And for light cleaning, Optimum No Rinse at 1:256 on a soaked Microfiber works amazing well.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:15 PM   #44
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Anyone have tips for cleaning the carpet from winter salt?
Husky liners.
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Old 08-17-2018, 01:10 PM   #45
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I've used diluted simple green on all interior surfaces (except leather and glass) for years
Seconded. Simple green works wonders. I've used it for years.
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Old 08-25-2018, 09:47 PM   #46
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Turtle wax "Interior 1" is nice. Doesnt leave any smell behind and no greasy residue. Turtle wax leather cleaner and carpet cleaner is great too. Simple green on the rubber floor mats and sprayaway glass cleaner. 303 makes good protectants but I always found it to be greasy and more acceptable for use on exterior trims or boats where the sun really beats on it but youre not really going to notice anything getting stuck in the residue.
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Old 08-25-2018, 10:31 PM   #47
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Default What do you all use to clean interior? ('18 WRX Ltd.)

Meguiars quik interior detailer on all plastics and for quick wipe down on cloth and leather. It doesnít add any sheen to plastics and leaves a natural finish to really any surface.

Lexol for the occasional leather conditioning (though i donít like lexol on the steering wheel and stick to the interior retailer)

For Alcantara, a dry semi stiff brush for lint and such or a bit of diluted alcohol of varying strengths for stains.

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Old 09-21-2018, 08:27 PM   #48
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Anyone know a good product or method of "restoring" the black plastic on the kick panels/doors? I have several scratches and deep scuffs on my interior door panels, I'd love to get the black plastic looking new again.
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Old 09-25-2018, 10:06 AM   #49
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Most Chemical Guys products work well
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Old 09-28-2018, 02:51 PM   #50
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Anyone know a good product or method of "restoring" the black plastic on the kick panels/doors? I have several scratches and deep scuffs on my interior door panels, I'd love to get the black plastic looking new again.


Plast-X.
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