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The Bad Guy
06-10-2012, 09:50 PM
My dad swears by armor all products, but I don't feel they clean that well.

Is there any interior cleaning car products you swear by? I'm looking just to clean interior and get something to clean and treat the leather.

Thanks all in advance.

Rain Man
06-10-2012, 09:54 PM
I just pay the guy at the car wash. I don't have the expertise to clean my car myself.

Bacon Cheeseburger
06-10-2012, 09:56 PM
Armor All is more of a protectant than a cleaner. I usually use a mild dish soap solution to clean then wipe it down with Armor All or whatever.

Don't have any idea about the leather, we've only had one vehicle with it and I wasn't a fan.

-King-
06-10-2012, 09:56 PM
I use Armor All, NXT tech protestant and Magic erasers. Magic erasers are probably my go to product out of the 3.

Bacon Cheeseburger
06-10-2012, 09:58 PM
I use Armor All, NXT tech protestant and Magic erasers. Magic erasers are probably my go to product out of the 3.
What do you use the magic eraser for?

-King-
06-10-2012, 10:02 PM
What do you use the magic eraser for?

Door panels and other hard plastic surfaces. Gives them a great shine and out of the 3, it's the only one that can do some heavy duty cleaning if necessary.

Brock
06-10-2012, 10:03 PM
I buy mostly Meguiars stuff, but I haven't really noticed a difference, TBH.

Bacon Cheeseburger
06-10-2012, 10:08 PM
Door panels and other hard plastic surfaces. Gives them a great shine and out of the 3, it's the only one that can do some heavy duty cleaning if necessary.
Huh, I'll have to try that. The mrs bought a box of them a while back but we've never used them for anything.

MOhillbilly
06-10-2012, 10:08 PM
New born baby tears will put a glisten on an interior like nothing else.

CrazyPhuD
06-10-2012, 10:15 PM
anti-freeze the ultimate multi-purpose product.

The Bad Guy
06-10-2012, 10:18 PM
Thanks everyone. I have a ton of the magic erasers that my wife bought, but like Bugeater, I haven't touched them.

Will try it out tomorrow.

BigMeatballDave
06-10-2012, 10:23 PM
Armour All is good for the dash, doors, and trim.

Tombstone RJ
06-10-2012, 10:26 PM
Armor All is more of a protectant than a cleaner. I usually use a mild dish soap solution to clean then wipe it down with Armor All or whatever.

Don't have any idea about the leather, we've only had one vehicle with it and I wasn't a fan.

this, first wipe the dash down with a wet cloth, just water. Get the major dirt up this way. Then go over it with Armor All or something like it.

Bewbies
06-10-2012, 10:34 PM
Griots Garage. Get the interior cleaner and the rejuvinator for your leather. Thank me later.

Demonpenz
06-10-2012, 10:41 PM
Hard Work gets it out! Damn kids these days think they can spill mountain dew all over the places and then a magic spray will get it out, in my day you used alittle elbow greese and some tough ass toughness to get it out.

Bewbies
06-10-2012, 10:52 PM
Hard Work gets it out! Damn kids these days think they can spill mountain dew all over the places and then a magic spray will get it out, in my day you used alittle elbow greese and some tough ass toughness to get it out.

Dad has a son and spends his whole childhood teaching him to work smart, not hard. Don't make the mistakes I made....

Son grows up, works smart, does something other than dad did. Dad now asks his son why he doesn't do things the way we used to do em. Complains that son is too good to work hard.

Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

Cornstock
06-10-2012, 11:44 PM
Call Winston Wolf.

mikeyis4dcats.
06-11-2012, 07:49 AM
I use a multi-purpose household cleaner for the plastic, then armor-all (low gloss).

Chiefshrink
06-11-2012, 07:58 AM
I buy mostly Meguiars stuff, but I haven't really noticed a difference, TBH.

This !!

MIAdragon
06-11-2012, 08:19 AM
I use Blue Magic Leather & Vinyl Cleaner on the hard plastics and vinyl with a soft bristle brush. You need to use the brush to really clean, I usually work a 6 by 6 square at a time when Im done with the area I spray and wipe it again.

For the leather it depends on how clean/crazy you want to get. NOTHING works like this.

Leatherique (http://www.autogeek.net/le32ozkit.html?productid=le32ozkit&channelid=FROOG&utm_source=CSEs&utm_medium=GoogleProductSearch&utm_campaign=CSE)

bevischief
06-11-2012, 11:24 AM
Bleach.

Kerberos
06-11-2012, 11:56 AM
Armor All has a cleaner that I swear by.

I use it once a year to get the steering wheel clean (dirty from my hands) and clean off all the build up of Armor All on the dash and doors to get back down to clean plastic. Then I retreat with Armor All original protectant.



http://armorall.com/products/view_product.php?product_id=6

Bwana
06-11-2012, 11:58 AM
As far as the leather, Lexol is a fantastic product:


http://www.dieselmanor.com/Accessories/images/Lexol-combo-lg.jpg

Stewie
06-11-2012, 01:48 PM
Call Winston Wolf.

I think he needs Vincent and Jules to do the dirty work.

Rooster
06-11-2012, 02:23 PM
I need to slow down and read. I thought you wanted a product to clean out the inside of a cat.ROFL

Fried Meat Ball!
06-11-2012, 02:38 PM
I need to slow down and read. I thought you wanted a product to clean out the inside of a cat.ROFL

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Know that a cat has claws and will not hesitate to remove all the skin from your body. Your advantage here is that you are smart and know how to dress to protect yourself. I recommend canvas overalls tucked into high-top construction boots, a pair of steel-mesh gloves, an army helmet, a hockey face mask, and a long-sleeved flak jacket.

Prepare everything in advance. There is no time to go out for a towel when you have a cat digging a hole in your flak jacket. Draw the water. Make sure the bottle of kitty shampoo is inside the glass enclosure. Make sure the towel can be reached, even if you are lying on your back in the water.

Use the element of surprise. Pick up your cat nonchalantly, as if to simply carry him to his supper dish. (Cats will not usually notice your strange attire. They have little or no interest in fashion as a rule. If he does notice your garb, calmly explain that you are taking part in a product testing experiment for J.C. Penney.)

Once you are inside the bathroom, speed is essential to survival. In a single liquid motion, shut the bathroom door, step into the tub enclosure, slide the glass door shut, dip the cat in the water and squirt him with shampoo. You have begun one of the wildest 45 seconds of your life. Cats have no handles. Add the fact that he now has soapy fur, and the problem is radically compounded. Do not expect to hold on to him for more than 2 or 3 seconds at a time. When you have him, however, you must remember to give him another squirt of shampoo and rub like crazy. Heíll then spring free and fall back into the water, thereby rinsing himself off. (The national record for cats is 3 latherings, so donít expect too much.)

Next, the cat must be dried. Novice cat bathers always assume this part will be the most difficult, for humans generally are worn out at this point and the cat is just getting really determined. In fact, the drying is simple compared to what you have just been through. Thatís because by now the cat is semipermanently affixed to your right leg. You simply pop the drain plug with your foot, reach for your towel and wait. (Occasionally, however, the cat will end up clinging to the top of your army helmet. If this happens, the best thing you can do is to shake him loose and to encourage him toward your leg.) After all the water is drained from the tub, it is a simple matter to just reach down and dry the cat.

In a few days the cat will relax enough to be removed from your leg. He will usually have nothing to say for about three weeks and will spend a lot of time sitting with his back to you. He might even become psychoceramic and develop the fixed stare of a plaster figurine. You will be tempted to assume he is angry. This isnít usually the case. As a rule he is simply plotting ways to get through your defenses and injure you for life the next time you decide to give him a bath.

HemiEd
06-11-2012, 03:26 PM
As far as the leather, Lexol is a fantastic product:


http://www.dieselmanor.com/Accessories/images/Lexol-combo-lg.jpg

That is a very good product, I really like it.

I also like using the "Tannery"'s products, but haven't bought it in many years, since I got a case one time. It may have changed by now.

The leather in my current car had a tag that said to clean lightly with just soap and water, using no protectant.

I have never been much of an Armorall fan.

Buehler445
06-11-2012, 03:51 PM
I'm not nearly upscale enough to own leather, but this shit will clean the dash and trim really well. I buy mine at Napa. Plus it, leaves one hell of a lot fewer streaks than does normal glass cleaner.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DpcnrGPnL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Out in this part of the world, we have ridiculously fine dust that gets in the texture of the dash and is damn near impossible to get out. The foaming of the glass cleaner helps with that.

I've begun to shy away from armor all because while, the greaseless kind doesn't attract as much dirt, they still fume up in the summer when it sets in the sun and gets the film all over my goddamn windshield.

JASONSAUTO
06-11-2012, 04:54 PM
Piss and vinegar
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OnTheWarpath58
06-11-2012, 04:58 PM
As far as the leather, Lexol is a fantastic product:


http://www.dieselmanor.com/Accessories/images/Lexol-combo-lg.jpg

This.

lewdog
06-11-2012, 07:21 PM
Piss and vinegar
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Poop and pee

KC Jones
06-11-2012, 07:39 PM
couple gallons of gasoline and matches and they'll never find anything the forensics lab can use.

Miles
06-11-2012, 08:54 PM
Use the Lexol products already suggested for your leather.

I also highly recommend 303 Aerospace protectant for anything plastic. It does a great job of protecting against the sun and provides a very nice minimal gloss look. It's very well regarded by detailers. A bit harder to find locally but they have a store locator on their site. Some Ace Hardware stores carry it.

http://www.303products.com/shop303/index.cfm/category/1/303-aerospace-protectant.cfm

gblowfish
06-11-2012, 09:10 PM
I like Armor All for the interior and on tires. I also use it under the hood on rubber and plastic parts, keeps them in good shape, but if you start doing that, you need to keep doing it. A clean engine is a happy engine. On the paint I like Meguire's or Mother's Waxes and polishes. They go on smooth and are easy to take off. The older style waxes like Turtle Wax or Simonize get too white and chalky, and are too hard to remove.