MAKE CLEAN YOUR CAR'S INTERIOR Car’s interior means, cleaning of:
Steering covers (especially leather wrapped)
Car side panels
Cleaning the decorative grooves, console panels, Crevices, Surface Grain, AC Grills and food & other stains etc., Keep the following ready:
Isopropyl Alcohol / AMWAY SG
Specific cleaning solutions
Enough MF towels / Microfiber Cloth
The major materials inside our car are plastic fiber panels, fabric roof / door side panels, foot mat rubber, carpet and the seat cover (Fabric Cloth /Neoprene or polychloroprene /Art Leather/Leather what we have put in.
There are many types and brands of interior cleaning products. Depending on the material you are cleaning, you may need several products.
All the products had a warning to first "try it in an inconspicuous place" to see it was compatible with your car. Regular and periodical cleaning:
Take out the foot mats and completely vacuum clean the interior.
Use the right cleaner for a specific material – Plastic/ Glass/ Fabric / Art Leather/ Leather
Keep the doors open for a while daily
Keep a good car perfume
For leather areas like seat cover/steering wheel cover, REFER this: Exhaustive Guide: Car Detailing Basics
For areas of fabric/art leather REFER this: Exhaustive Guide: Car Detailing Basics
For plastic surfaces, use Carpro PERL
Dirt can hide in between the leather grain. Use a soft bristle tooth brush in a slow, circular direction.
AC Vents, some crevices can't be cleaned easily with a cloth. Ear buds, small soft flat brush will be handy for these spots.
Do not use anything on HU LCD panel except dedicated MF Cloth, if needed little moistened.
Wipe the dirty area ( by sponge ) until clean. Do not scrub too hard.
Carpets if soft, handle softly with special foam cleaner, carpet cleaner has a handy built in scrubber. It works well to get non-greasy stains out of carpet. Carpet brush helps to brush out embedded dirt and vacuum clean again. Stubborn spots, Scrub the dirtiest spots with a plastic bristle brush. Avoid Grease and road tar getting into our car by way of our shoes.
Rubber mats need extra scrubbing with RIN soap and cloth wash brush. Carpro PERL is good in general on all surfaces, AMWAY SG is a good stain remover, even a simple good car shampoo will do good on all surfaces except leather.
Special Cleaning :
If your family/ children often make the interior unclean or if you take your pet often better seek a professional cleaning periodically like 3M interior cleaning/ germ cleaning services. Take Care
- Most car interiors are made with a robust material, but it's best to be safe than sorry, so handle with care!
You'll be amazed at how much better the car looks when you clean all the detail spots.
I guess that's why they call it detailing.