RevRico
RevRico UltimaDork
5/19/21 6:17 p.m.

The Canyonero is FILTHY. Even by my standards, it's bad.

I invisible glassed all the glass inside and out, but what is best to use for early 2000s Ford plastics and leather?

Vajingo
Vajingo HalfDork
5/19/21 6:20 p.m.

I literally just posted something similar to this a day or two ago. I bought some purple power and a brush, I will let you know how that goes

RevRico
RevRico UltimaDork
5/19/21 6:27 p.m.

In reply to Vajingo :

Dang I'm usually good at catching threads like that.

If that's the case, I have simple green to try, just gonna find something better than paper towels. Took a whole roll to do all the glass

bgkast
bgkast GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/19/21 6:36 p.m.

I used Maguires interior detailer and a scrub brush to get into the texture of the Plastic panels on my recent deep clean. I like that it doesn't leave a sheen. Purple power or simple green and a brush took care of the plastic mats and part's I could rinse with water.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/19/21 7:06 p.m.

You can read how we cleaned up our Miata's moldy interior right here

Sonic
Sonic UltraDork
5/19/21 7:33 p.m.

Simple green works well too, spray it on the plastic and let it sit for a while but doesn't dry, then wipe off.  Repeat and/or scrub with a stiff brush (like an old dish brush), then wipe or rinse.  

Cchambers13
Cchambers13 New Reader
5/19/21 7:53 p.m.

I'll 2nd simple green. Purple power or anything with harsh cleaners will strip the white screenprint off knobs/controls. Anything with alcohol or pneumonia will damage the clear plastic as well. Gauges and radios get a moist (water) microfiber wipe.

I try to use the least invasive chemical for any given job with interiors. For general grunge at contact points the armor all cleaning wipes work well but keep away from screen print or clear glass and use a protectant after since it strips the oils off.

Headliners... just leave it be, dark spots are better than saggy spots.

303 is my favorite protectant at the moment, really beds in and isn't clingy or residue-ish after 8hrs. Looks like newer plastic, not "detailed".

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
5/19/21 8:19 p.m.
bgkast said:

I used Maguires interior detailer and a scrub brush to get into the texture of the Plastic panels on my recent deep clean. I like that it doesn't leave a sheen. Purple power or simple green and a brush took care of the plastic mats and part's I could rinse with water.

I love this stuff too.  Works really well and is fairly well non harsh.

noodle
noodle GRM+ Memberand Reader
5/20/21 7:11 a.m.

303 Products Cleaner and  their UV Protector.  

Great stuff

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002KKHSS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/20/21 3:02 p.m.

I've been happy with the Griot's vinyl dressing--not greasy and I'm using it for all kinds of rubber and plastic, including interior, exterior and engine bay. I'm almost out, so time to place another order.

RevRico
RevRico UltimaDork
5/20/21 6:40 p.m.

3 hours, a full container of armor all wipes that barely got the front doors and dash, most of a roll of paper towels and a full batch of 1:1 simple green, and it's looking better.

Tomorrow or over the weekend I'm going to go over everything again with simple green and a brush. Then for a finish wipe down I bought a bottle of the 303 stuff.

Well, scratch that. That's just the plastics. Still haven't touched the "leather" seats.

How about dog hair? It's just kinda laughing at my 12 gallon shop vac

Sonic
Sonic UltraDork
5/20/21 7:38 p.m.

a pet hair brush can pull out a lot of it from the carpet, beyond that one of those red lint brushes, but that is slow going.  

AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
5/21/21 12:45 a.m.
David S. Wallens said:

I've been happy with the Griot's vinyl dressing--not greasy and I'm using it for all kinds of rubber and plastic, including interior, exterior and engine bay. I'm almost out, so time to place another order.

I like the Griot's stuff too for something readily available.  It is not greasy but it does pick up dirt well when using a detailing towel.  

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
5/21/21 1:26 a.m.
Ranger50
Ranger50 MegaDork
5/21/21 2:24 a.m.

Carbrite all purpose cleaner for everything but the carpet.

I'm going to try the street shine stuff from 1320video next...

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
5/21/21 5:38 a.m.

In addition to the simple green mix, if you have a handheld steam cleaner, they work wonders in the tighter spots. 

Opti
Opti Dork
5/21/21 7:33 a.m.

Ive used some cleaners on older GM stuff and discolored them. I started using warm water with a little woolite. Wipe it down, then use a wet rag with no woolite to rinse it off, then just dry it off with a towel. I was surprised about how much it will take off, and doesnt hurt anything. Ive used it on leather, plastic and vinyl.

If Ive got a really nasty stain Ill use a little simple green diluted. I also got a little ryobi detailing brush, doesnt spin super fast, but works good for textured items.

If Ive got faded stuff, a good cleaning, then some heat from a heat gun will generally bring back the color.

One of the miata guys says brake fluid will help restore dry brittle plastics, never tried it though.

On the leather i just recently tried Leatherique (or however you spell it) on the BMW and it made a monster difference on the seats. A bunch of stuff I thought was cracking was just grime in the texture, and they went from feeling like cardboard to soft and supple.

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) UltimaDork
5/21/21 7:35 a.m.

I've always liked the general "I don't have to worry about this causing problems and it does an okay job, cheap" aspects of warm water with a very small amount of dish soap and a rag and toothbrush for tight areas.  Can go over the work area a second time with just warm water and the rag to remove soap residue.  

It's kind of boring but it works.

79rex
79rex Reader
5/21/21 8:49 a.m.

try to search for the hazmat civic project.  If I remember right they cleaned up some super nasty interior.  

79rex
79rex Reader
5/21/21 8:50 a.m.
pointofdeparture
pointofdeparture UltimaDork
5/21/21 9:08 a.m.

I have been meaning to try the 303 Aerospace Protectant after some rave reviews from other people.

FSP_ZX2
FSP_ZX2 SuperDork
5/21/21 9:53 a.m.
Cchambers13 said:

 "...Anything with alcohol or pneumonia will damage the clear plastic as well..."

Yeah.  I don't recommend cleaning with pneumonia.  Stay in bed.  

dclafleur
dclafleur Reader
5/21/21 10:29 a.m.

For pet hair I use a lily brush and a spray bottle with water mixed with fabric softener. Works the best of anything I've tried so far.

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