Welcome back to the Proje’ blog!
This week, we’re introducing the first of a two-part blog. Whether you’re new to detailing or an old hand, it’s sometimes good to have a checklist that reminds you of what you can be doing to get the best results. It’s real easy to fall into the same routines and end up missing out something, but at Proje’, we’ve got you covered. We’ve made sure that our detailing products and accessories include pretty much anything you might want to do in the world of detailing – from old school waxing to ultra-modern ceramics.
But this week, we’re going to get you open the door to your vehicle and take a look inside. It may seem counterintuitive, but interior detailing is a bit more complicated than exterior in many ways. First of all, there are more nooks and crannies to get to and second of all, you can’t really just get loads of water and spray everything in a catch-all cleaning process like you can with a good old car wash. (Well, you could but you’d regret it!
So, from start to finish, here’s our quick checklist to interior detailing – and the products you should be using to get the best results.
Alright, so under the upholstery section, there are two products you can use depending on whether you have leather seats. If you do, it’s Alpha Interior Cleaner and Leather Cleaner - a pH balanced formula that quickly and gently cleans all types of surfaces including leather, vinyl and plastic. Of course, this means you can use it on your dash too (see below). Start with a good clean, then use Plush Leather Conditioner to bind and strengthen the leather on your seats and make sure you get the longest possible life out of them.
If your seats aren’t leather, then you can jump right in with Benchmark Fabric Upholstery – just spray, scrub and wipe away the dirt.
For your carpets, the base product is the same for your non-leather seating: Benchmark Fabric Upholstery. The point of difference, though, lies in the accessories. You need to decide on what type of cleaning you’re doing and then get a brush that will do the job. Your choices are:
Carpet and Upholstery Brush – for general dirt removal.
Pet Hair Brush – for all that stubborn fur.
Easy Reach Crevice Brush – for those hard-to-reach bits, but specifically to be used on your dash to get in all the crevices between the buttons (see below).
As well as using the Easy Reach Crevice Brush, we’ve got our Interior Satin Finish Protectant - designed for dashboards, vinyl, door panels, consoles, and door moldings. One application is usually all you will need to leave your surfaces supple and protected against damaging UV rays.
- The Finishing Touch
Given your car interior a really thorough clean? Why not finish the process off with a quick spray of a scent – either New Car Scent or Leather Scent – non-toxic, incredible smelling mists that you can spray around the whole car without worrying about damaging or staining any surfaces.
And there we go! You’ve got an amazing looking interior. Next week: a look outside at your paintwork, tires, and glass.
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading this week’s blog – stay tuned for more tips and tricks next week. We’re going to feature more of our kits each month too, so keep an eye out for more great all-in-one deals and some incredible discounts!If you have any questions about any of the techniques or products that we’ve mentioned in this post, just add a comment below and we’ll post a reply! Remember that we stock only the best auto detailing supplies, so why not click some of the links in this blog post, or visit our products page to find out more? From all of us at Proje’, Enjoy the Process!