Welcome back to the Proje blog! Can you see a theme developing yet? We love the build-up to winter, as it gives some much needed motivation to get everything in order, leaving your vehicle looking absolutely incredible as it goes into battle against the seasonal elements. Two weeks ago, we sorted out your paintwork with a 9H ceramic coat, last week it was time to get your wheels super clean, and now, we’re going to open the car doors and take a peak inside.
We often focus on vacuuming inside the vehicle – carpets, seats, all the easy targets. But it’s really easy to forget that there are so many surfaces in your vehicle, and everything needs attention. We’re talking dashboards, vinyl, door panels, consoles, and door moldings. All different shapes, sizes and angles are covered here, and that means there is plenty of opportunity for dust and dirt to get to work and make mischief while you aren’t paying attention. For our money, these parts of a vehicle are typically the most neglected, as people just don’t think of them in the same way as they do paintwork or glass. We get it, but it’s so easy – and so beneficial – to do a bit of extra work on all these surfaces, that it’d be crazy not to!
Here’s what you need to know about interior protectants.
Cleaning and Protecting your Car Interior
Now, you’ll often see detailing blogs talking about protection from the heat when it comes to using an interior protectant – and they’re right to. Scorching and warping are two of the biggest threats to your molded surfaces inside your car. But remember, as we mentioned a couple of weeks ago in our ceramics thread, freezing temperatures can also cause warping, and cars often get a lot of moisture inside as condensation builds up, which can lead to a range of problems on your dashboard and doors. Ultimately, there is no bad time to get protected, but a good rule of thumb if you’re busy is to always reach for the detailing processes ahead of any extreme weather – both hot and cold.
To get your car interior really clean and shielded, we recommend our Interior Satin Finish Protectant. It’s quick and easy to use, and pH neutral to guarantee safety on all surfaces within your car. One application is usually all you will need to leave your surfaces supple and protected against damaging UV rays, and it’s dry to the touch, never greasy and really brings out a beautiful matte or satin finish in a matter of seconds.
That seal on the surfaces inside your car will guarantee you plenty of protection over the winter months, but unlike so many products on the market, it won’t make your surfaces look unnatural, plastic and cheap. With our Interior Satin Finish Protectant, the natural shine of matte and satin surfaces is preserved and augmented to the level you desire. You choose how many times you apply it, with each application increasing the amount of shine, so that you can match it up to the other parts of your interior with minimal fuss.
How to Get Your Dashboard Super Clean and Protected
First off, get yourself one of our Blue Applicator Pads for the application process. This’ll help you really get a great shine. Put a generous amount of Interior Satin Finish Protectant on the pad – remember to start small and work up so you can grade the shine. You don’t need to worry too much though - you will see that the protectant isn’t runny, so you won’t need to worry about spillages.
Next, place the applicator directly onto the surface you’re working on and proceed in a cross-hatch pattern to ensure full coverage. As you move up, down and side to side, the Finish Protectant is both cleaning and sealing your surfaces at the same time, so dirt and dust cannot penetrate beyond a superficial level and any cracks are sealed against the threat of warping and moisture.
Once you are satisfied that you’ve achieved full coverage, grab one of our White Intensive 2-Sided Interior Towel and give the surface a good wipe to remove any excess. Now, it’s time to step back and take a look. If you aren’t quite happy yet, repeat the process until you reach your desired level of shine.
It’s a super easy process and only takes a few minutes – but best of all, a bottle of Interior Satin Finish Protectant only costs $5.99., making it one of the best value detailing products we’ve ever seen! So, what are you waiting for?
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!