How to Clean Car Interior Plastic?

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In order to keep your car looking new, you have to clean it regularly and keep the interior in great condition. This means you need to learn how to clean interior plastic, which may seem like an easy thing to do at first but can become difficult if you don’t know what you’re doing. While most people simply use water and detergent, cleaning your interior plastic requires different steps, as well as some tools that can help you get the job done quickly and easily.

It’s frustrating when you can’t see your car’s interior plastic because it’s covered in dog hair, but once you know how to remove it, you’ll be able to give your car an interior makeover that will leave it looking as good as new. Just follow these steps to learn how to clean your car’s plastic surfaces quickly and easily without the use of potentially toxic chemicals. Here are some tips on how to clean car interior plastic.

Wash with Water and Soap

It is very important that the plastics inside your vehicle are cleaned regularly. Dirt, grease, and other debris collect on the surfaces quickly causing smells, stains, and damage. If you don’t keep it clean now, you’ll end up spending more money in the future on replacements or repairs. Below are some different methods for washing your vehicle’s interior plastics.

The simplest way to clean your car’s plastic is with a mixture of soap and water. You’ll need a bucket or sink full of water, dishwashing liquid and a sponge or cloth if you don’t want to use your bare hands. Scrub all over the surface until it looks clean. Rinse well and dry off any excess moisture before turning the air conditioner on again.

You can also purchase a product called Wipe New which will remove dirt from your car’s exterior without scrubbing or removing any factory finish from your paint job! Just apply Wipe New to a cloth (one side should be textured) and wipe down all of the plastics in your vehicle- doors, dashboards, armrests, center consoles- everything! Once you’re done applying Wipe New, just wait about five minutes before wiping off any excess coating with another dry microfiber towel- voila! Your plastic pieces should look like new again!

Use a Microfiber Cloth with Soapy Water

  1. Use a microfiber cloth to wipe down the inside of your car’s dashboard, steering wheel, and seats.
  2. Soak the cloth in soapy water and wipe down vinyl surfaces and windows
  3. Gently scrub rubber surfaces with a damp rag and focus on seams, cracks, handles, switches, and doorjambs where dirt has built up over time. 4. Rinse the surface with cool water before wiping it dry 5. If you have leather or fabric upholstery, use leather wipes or a cleaner for fabrics according to directions on the package label 6. Finally, use an air freshener like Ozium Air Sanitizer & Odor Eliminator Spray to get rid of any lingering odors. With these easy steps, you can give your car a makeover without spending a lot of money! The best part is that once you are done cleaning, you will be able to spend more time in your car than ever before since it will no longer smell bad or feel dirty. You may also notice that cars look better with this treatment too-a little soap and water goes a long way!

Polish with a Dry Microfiber Cloth

This step is really easy. The last thing you want to do is spill something on your nice, new car and then try to use chemicals on it. Microfiber clothes are great for cleaning everything from computer screens, eyeglasses, smartphones, glasses frames, smudges off of laptops and tablets, or just about anything else. Simply take a dry microfiber cloth and wipe the panel until it’s squeaky clean! If there’s a hard-to-reach spot, lay the cloth over it and rub with your fingers – no need to worry about scratches as long as you’re gentle. You can also use a second cloth if needed. Keep in mind that these towels will collect dirt so only wash them once every few months or so. If they start to smell like mildew, throw them out! Towels (or other materials) will absorb bacteria and eventually cause damage to surfaces. Cleaning with water: An alternative method would be to mix water and white vinegar in a spray bottle, then spritz it onto any dirty spots until they disappear. Finally, give the surface a quick wipe with a damp microfiber cloth or sponge; keep wiping while wiping until the towel becomes cleaner than when you started.

Dry with a Duster Towel

The first step in cleaning your car’s upholstery is by vacuuming the seats and floor mats. Now, grab a towel or a non-scented dry duster and lightly buff all of the surfaces of the interior that are not carpeted with this towel. Remember to never rub too hard, especially on leather seats as this can cause permanent stains. Once you’ve completed this, check your work in natural daylight with a mirror for missed spots. This process should only take 5-10 minutes from start to finish. When it comes to how often you should clean your car, it really depends on how often you use it. If you drive an hour per day, then ideally we recommend that you vacuum and wipe down the interior every week. If this doesn’t apply to you, then just try doing these tasks every month so that your car stays looking shiny and new! For example, if you’re only driving your car a few times per year, then either make sure to do it after each time you drive or wait until six months have passed before touching anything inside.


To clean the interior of your car, start by gathering up paper towels, water, a glass bowl and dish soap. Spray some water on the seat and then pour in some dish soap. Take a paper towel and scrub away at it until you’re happy with the level of cleaning it provides. Pour any excess water back into the bowl and allow it to sit while you wipe down anything else in need of attention. Then use another soapy paper towel to wash off any soapy residue that may remain before washing your hands with soap and dry them thoroughly. Once this is done, take one more paper towel and wipe off any remaining water droplets from the surface of the car’s seats. Use an all-purpose cleaner for surfaces like rubber mats or vinyl surfaces inside your car which are hard to get with just a few paper towels.

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