Cleaning the interior

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Have Never cleaned the dashboard no need to,just a dusting with a damp microfiber cloth,MMI controller and surrounding buttons =glass cleaner,door handles also, binnacle scratches just looking at it,l use a quality half inch paint brush daily on all vents switches etc
 

OST

Registered User
Have Never cleaned the dashboard no need to,just a dusting with a damp microfiber cloth,MMI controller and surrounding buttons =glass cleaner,door handles also, binnacle scratches just looking at it,l use a quality half inch paint brush daily on all vents switches etc

DAily? Wow..It makes me feel more normal doing it weekly.

I use a macguiers interior clean which i like amd keeps a nice shine. Do prefer the factory dull look but cant stand dirt
 

MattSedg

ex S3 owner
Gold Supporter
just got some Sonax xtreme cockpit cleaner, yet to find something for the leather
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
DAily? Wow..It makes me feel more normal doing it weekly.

I use a macguiers interior clean which i like amd keeps a nice shine. Do prefer the factory dull look but cant stand dirt


Every 2nd day lol leather and steering wheel every week lol
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
You need a proper job sir!! Love the attention to detail however

No you really mean!!!!!! l need to get a life.... Lol

Never had any peeps sat in the back seat either and on only 3 occasions a front passenger lol
Its virtually like new inside
 

Svenedin

Registered User
A car isn't run in until it stinks of dog
 

Svenedin

Registered User
Dislike button doesnt exist but if it did...

It's unavoidable. I only have a Sportback so the dog fits in. Boot liner and fold out bumper protector helps. I'd never let the dog on the seats though! On my last car I had to have the rear windscreen replaced because the dog managed to scratch it so badly with her teeth -knackered the rear demister.
 

allanmb

Registered User
I just use the Dyson every few weeks. If there are any streaks then I have a suede type cloth that works perfectly with a bit of breath ;-)
 

Svenedin

Registered User
I just use the Dyson every few weeks. If there are any streaks then I have a suede type cloth that works perfectly with a bit of breath ;-)

I'll second the Dyson. I have the Dyson V6 cordless, handheld "car and boat" which works well especially if you don't have convenient mains power.
 

Ormesome

Registered User
I'll second the Dyson. I have the Dyson V6 cordless, handheld "car and boat" which works well especially if you don't have convenient mains power.

Same here. Great for the car. The brush attachement gets in all those parts that would drive my OCD mad like the steering wheel rings or little gaps in the MMI controls!! :yahoo:
 

Boydie

S3 8V DSG
VCDS Map User
Usually I go over it with a brush end of the hoover

For stains (eg her make up) - an all purpose cleaner and bristle brush and wipe down

For dash trim, nothing beats Poor Boys Natural Look Dressing - I haven't done it yet to my car but been meaning to lately.
 

AL_B

Registered User
No you really mean!!!!!! l need to get a life.... Lol

Never had any peeps sat in the back seat either and on only 3 occasions a front passenger lol
Its virtually like new inside
haha - that was pretty much like me in my old car. But even with this one, wife & son, and that's it!!

I just wipe over the dash with a slightly wet microfiber. I have in the past used (not on this car yet) Sonus interior cleaner - which was ok. But I reverted to just using a wet microfiber, maybe just a bit of soapy water, then dry with another microfiber.

@Boydie - good point about the make-up! My missus leaves make-up finger prints behind! It's a real challenge to get off! Which all purpose cleaner do you use?

Not wanting to hijack the thread but...what are you guys using on the leather?

I've been around a while, and used a couple leather cleaners/conditioners in the past. Meguairs Gold Class many many years ago (S3 8L days), then on my S3 8P I switched to Gliptone. Both still left a slight sheen to the leather. Gliptone the least, but still not matte like the factory look.

So currently, my S3 8V is 6 months old, leather still has the matte factory finish, what product will keep it that way? (Don't say G-techniq - that was recently used on our Golf R and it left quite a sheen and made the seats slippy)

Cheers

AL
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
haha - that was pretty much like me in my old car. But even with this one, wife & son, and that's it!!

I just wipe over the dash with a slightly wet microfiber. I have in the past used (not on this car yet) Sonus interior cleaner - which was ok. But I reverted to just using a wet microfiber, maybe just a bit of soapy water, then dry with another microfiber.

@Boydie - good point about the make-up! My missus leaves make-up finger prints behind! It's a real challenge to get off! Which all purpose cleaner do you use?

Not wanting to hijack the thread but...what are you guys using on the leather?

I've been around a while, and used a couple leather cleaners/conditioners in the past. Meguairs Gold Class many many years ago (S3 8L days), then on my S3 8P I switched to Gliptone. Both still left a slight sheen to the leather. Gliptone the least, but still not matte like the factory look.

So currently, my S3 8V is 6 months old, leather still has the matte factory finish, what product will keep it that way? (Don't say G-techniq - that was recently used on our Golf R and it left quite a sheen and made the seats slippy)

Cheers

AL
Try leather soap by Valet pro it's inexpensive and leaves a matt finish
 

Neil C

Registered User
Doesn't anyone just get the maid to do it?
:whip:
:tonguewink:
 

Jimbo10

Registered User
Does anyone treat their leather with any specific products after cleaning?
 

Boydie

S3 8V DSG
VCDS Map User
@AL_B its auto finesse brand i am using at the minute but you could use anything
 

Boydie

S3 8V DSG
VCDS Map User
I have gliptone products that I use on the leather - havent used it yet on my 8V seats but its what i used on my 8P S3

The poor boys natural look dressing can also be used on leather
 

Pickle1970

Registered User
Have Never cleaned the dashboard no need to,just a dusting with a damp microfiber cloth,MMI controller and surrounding buttons =glass cleaner,door handles also, binnacle scratches just looking at it,l use a quality half inch paint brush daily on all vents switches etc

Daily! my god, you'd die if you ever got in my car :)
 

Raiden

Registered User
Auto finesse interior spray with a Autoglym interior micro fiber towel for the head unit and dash etc. Then cotton buds to clean out the vents.

Leather I just use Autoglym leather cleaner and a mf towel
 
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