The interior of your car is constantly exposed to sunlight and heat, and over time, the parts of the interior made of plastic, rubber, or vinyl-like dashboards or seats will become discolored, and could dry out and crack if not treated properly.
Protectants are the most effective way to treat these surfaces because they contain surfactants to remove dirt and UV protection agents.
To clean vinyl seats, use a Carpet and Seat Foaming Cleaner. After cleaning, dress with a protectant to protect from the sun. If the vinyl is already faded from the sun, repeated applications could help restore its luster.
Different protectant products have different shine levels. Select the shine level you prefer. If using a protectant spray, it is better to spray it directly onto the surface rather than onto a cloth, which will absorb some of its cleaning and protective agents.
If your floor mats are made of rubber or vinyl, remove them from the car and clean with soap and water.
Protectants will not harm dashboards or cause a console to crack. The protectant penetrates the surface of the dashboard and can provide shine and UV protection to help extend the life of your plastic surfaces.
Make sure to clean the surface with an Armor All Protectant.
If using a protectant spray, it is better to spray it directly onto the dashboard or console (avoiding overspray onto glass), rather than onto a cloth, which will absorb some of its cleaning and protective agents. When working around sensitive areas such as the instrument panel, however, avoid overspray by spraying the protectant onto a cloth before applying or by using wipes or gels.
Use a protectant-soaked cotton swab to get into tight spaces, such as air vents. Consider using protectant wipes or gels or a toothbrush to get into tight areas.
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