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Interior cleaner/UV protectant

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Interior cleaner/UV protectant

Just wondering what you guys are using for interior cleaning/UV protectant?

Planning on keeping my car for awhile so thought it might be worthwhile to do this. Preferably something that is all-in-one, does not leave a shiny finish/residue, and not a strong scent.

Would something like this be good? https://www.chemicalguys.com/total-inte ... erior.html
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Autoglym vinyl and rubber care.

Canadian Tire Link

I got hooked on their products using their Magma cleaner to remove iron spots from my paint.
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kr0zet wrote: Autoglym vinyl and rubber care.

Canadian Tire Link

I got hooked on their products using their Magma cleaner to remove iron spots from my paint.
Does this leave a shiny finish? Description says it leaves a "protective sheen"
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notenoughsleep wrote: Does this leave a shiny finish? Description says it leaves a "protective sheen"
There is a little sheen left but nothing as heavy as armor all. I don't use it on leather, they have a product for that... I got it on my leather steering wheel and it was slippery for a couple days.
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Maybe 303 aerospace protectant , I know many people use this on their vinyl convertible tops for UV protection.
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Chemical Guys products is nothing special and over hyped. here is a better option - https://carzilla.ca/products/gyeon-q-m- ... 8575293617

Or something from Gtechniq which makes amazing products - https://carzilla.ca/collections/brand-gtechniq
notenoughsleep wrote: Just wondering what you guys are using for interior cleaning/UV protectant?

Planning on keeping my car for awhile so thought it might be worthwhile to do this. Preferably something that is all-in-one, does not leave a shiny finish/residue, and not a strong scent.

Would something like this be good? https://www.chemicalguys.com/total-inte ... erior.html
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I've been using a "clean then protect" approach with 2 separate products, but I'd like to switch to as single "all-in-one" product. My interior is well enough maintained that it doesn't need such a thorough treatment every time.

I've used Chemical Guys Inner Clean in the past which doesn't leave any shine. I didn't know about Total Clean, but I'm not surprised to see it exists. Another example of how their product offerings can sometimes be redundant.

Meguiar's Quik Interior Detailer is another well known product in this category. But I haven't tried it before, so that'll probably be the next one I buy.
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Oct 25, 2020
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I use optimum no rinse dilluted in a 16oz bottle for my interior cleaning. Whenever I want to add protection I use a couple sprays of opti-seal.

Adds a matte-satin finish.

I also have a bottle of CG inner-clean I grab periodically. Does the job but prefer ONR as it doesn't leave any smell.
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lechan wrote: Maybe 303 aerospace protectant , I know many people use this on their vinyl convertible tops for UV protection.
This! And doesn't leave a greasy residue.
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Apr 5, 2010
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Been using cheap arse Simoniz bottle of interior protectant that i got for $7 a bottle. Car is 21 years old and has only sat outside. No cracked dashboard.
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Nextzett Cockpit Premium for anything interior. No nasty greasy look. For deep cleans it's steam cleaner + microfibre

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