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Old 08-17-2018, 12:42 PM   #1
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Best interior dash cleaner

Hi,

What cleaning products/methods would you use to clean dash/cockpit?

I do not like the silicone sprays due to the oil finish it leaves and can leave marks.

I also do not like anything with a strong scent.

Also interested in what the best method is to clean fabric seats?
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Old 08-17-2018, 01:20 PM   #2
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Old 08-17-2018, 01:27 PM   #3
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I've been using this stuff and I spray it on pretty much everything...


https://www.griotsgarage.com/product...ior+cleaner.do





I'm not sure if there is a scent...if there is it is not strong enough for me to even recall it.
Also does not leave stuff all shiny and greasy looking.

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Old 08-17-2018, 01:29 PM   #4
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I use both Mequiars Quick Interior detailer and Adam's Polish Interior Detailer. Both products have a pleasant but light scent. They do a great job of cleaning off the dust and grime while leaving a clean, but matte finish. They don't leave the dash overly greasy or oily which is why I use them.
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Old 08-17-2018, 01:50 PM   #5
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I've been using this stuff and I spray it on pretty much everything...

https://www.griotsgarage.com/product...ior+cleaner.do



I'm not sure if there is a scent...if there is it is not strong enough for me to even recall it.
Also does not leave stuff all shiny and greasy looking.
I also use this and enjoy it. No scent that I can detect and no oily residue. Picked it up at the local Advanced Auto on sale sometime last year and will last me a really long time.
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Old 08-17-2018, 01:58 PM   #6
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I use Aerospace 303.
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Old 08-17-2018, 02:25 PM   #7
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^found that to be a better UV protectant, rather than a cleaner. I use either AMMO lather or Einzett cokpit premium.
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Old 08-17-2018, 02:42 PM   #8
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I like cockpit premium but you have to wipe it dry quickly or it streaks. Smells fantastic and if used well it’s really good.
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Old 08-17-2018, 02:57 PM   #9
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Also about the cockpit premium. Bought it frost from amazon, then another one, and the second one didn’t smell the same work the same or when poured into a glass, look the same. When I returned it they didn’t want it back, had no issue refunding. So keep eyes and nose open for imposter products.
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Old 08-17-2018, 03:00 PM   #10
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I'm probably in the extreme minority here, but as someone with a chemistry background and knowledge of the marketing that goes into these products, I'm somewhat of a luddite when it comes to chemical products. Most products are snake oil. I prefer to keep things simple. I clean my dash and fabrics with warm water or water with about 20% ethanol/propanol. I mix it myself. I can't stand any product that leaves a residue (as do most). Another benefit of 20% alcohol is that it kills germs, so wiping things like door handles, switches, etc cuts down on transmittable germs.

I would NOT recommend alcohol for leather, as it will leach out the natural oils (if there are any left after manufacturing) but for everything else, I would. Even windows.

I know there are very few people who will agree with me, but that's okay with me.

I also don't believe in UV coatings. If you have tint, you're already blocking most UV.
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Old 08-17-2018, 03:16 PM   #11
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Good smell also.

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Old 08-17-2018, 03:22 PM   #12
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One downside I've experienced using interior products, even non-greasy ones, is that they seem to cause out-gassing or filming on the window interior surfaces. Maybe I'll give the Griots or the simple water and alcohol mix a shot. I mainly use a MF towel damped with water.
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Old 08-17-2018, 05:01 PM   #13
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303 Aerospace works fantastic and protects forever. I use it inside and outside the car. Best stuff I've ever used.
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Old 08-17-2018, 05:33 PM   #14
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303 Aerospace works fantastic and protects forever. I use it inside and outside the car. Best stuff I've ever used.
Only issue on 303 I find is on exterior it washes away quick.
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Old 08-17-2018, 05:49 PM   #15
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Only issue on 303 I find is on exterior it washes away quick.
Never had that issue. I still see a sheen of brightness on all my grill, rear valence and mirror surrounds after 6 months. Are you using the regular or marine variety. I use the marine and it stays on forever. Never tried the standard, not sure there is even a difference.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

The marine version (top) are more expensive.
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Old 08-17-2018, 05:56 PM   #16
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They make a cleaner as well if you have stubborn stains.

https://www.amazon.com/303-Products-...7E8ZEX78FFBM2T
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:35 PM   #17
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I also use this and enjoy it. No scent that I can detect and no oily residue. Picked it up at the local Advanced Auto on sale sometime last year and will last me a really long time.
I use that for general all purpose interior cleaner, but for dash i'll use their interior detailer. Lightly scented, has UV protectant in it, low-oily finish (slight, but best to buff into surface than leave enough on it anyways). Worthwhile checking out sometime.
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