Cleaning the dash

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Detailing' started by Cligedy, May 9, 2014.

  1. Cligedy

    Cligedy Active Member

    So what is the preferred method for wiping down the dash, specifically the really soft texture part that makes up the bulk of the dash. Something tells me that ArmorAll would be a terrible idea, but that a damp cloth wouldn't really get the job done. Has anyone found a good solution? I'm ready to get rid of all this spring pollen.
     
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  3. Toast

    Toast New Member

    I use Meguiar's Quick Interior Detailer. It cleans up dust and pollen and leaves things looking clean but not greasy. It also protects against UV fading and is crazy cheap, like $7 at local auto stores. I've heard 303 Aerospace Protectant is good for cleaning/protecting too but you'd probably have to order it online, that's the only place I've seen it.
     
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  4. WestcoastST

    WestcoastST Active Member

    I use Sonax dashboard cleaner 200. This works on all surfaces really well. Sonax makes a lot of really good car care products, I order them online.

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  5. Neely2005

    Neely2005 Member

    I used Armor All on my Fiesta SES and it worked well.
     
  6. Cligedy

    Cligedy Active Member

    Thanks guys
     
  7. DreamDetail

    DreamDetail Member

    Armor All is not a good idea. It will attract more dust and can cause premature fading/aging of interior materials. I have not personally used that Sonax product but most Sonax I have used has been good. 1Z Einszett Cockpit Premium is a great cleaner that leaves behind some slight UV protection. PolishAngel Snowcake is a great long term protectant that also leaves a darkened, dry finish. Snowcake is not a cleaner, only a protectant.

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  8. kamakazee

    kamakazee Active Member

    Good ol' micro fiber cloth works for me. Ive used armor all before and in the long run, it'll actually deteriorate your interior. It seems like once you use chemicals, you have to use it more frequently.
     
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  9. Vaughn

    Vaughn New Member

    I use a swiffer duster, works great. Havnt had to clean anything but dust of of it though.
     
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  10. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    I keep a swiffer duster in the car at all times. I really hate dust on the inside of the car.
     
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  11. kvetcha

    kvetcha Active Member

    I thought it was just me.
     
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  12. Kevin R

    Kevin R Member

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    I keep one of those in the hatch and just dust everything when needed.
     
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  13. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    You're not the only one that is OCD with their car.;)
     
  14. I just keep it clean using a micro-fibber cloth. This for me happens daily since dust drives me nuts!
     
  15. Cligedy

    Cligedy Active Member

    I hadn't dusted off my dash last weekend and managed to leave my windows down during a quick rainstorm. That got all the pollen globbed together and now my dash looks like a filthy mess. I'll be cleaning out the car for sure now.
     
  16. HAHAH that makes things difficult at least it wasn't the sun roof!
     
  17. onederer

    onederer Member

    I use a Ca. duster then finish it with Meguairs quick detailer or Hot Shine tire stuff. It's not too shiny and leaves it looking good.
     
  18. Rick

    Rick New Member

    I keep a box of Swiffer cloths on the glove box (actually, about 1/2 a box in a sealed plastic bag). Usually wipe down the entire interior on one of my lunch breaks at work. They work really well. Either my interior shows more dust than any of my previous cars, or I've developed the worst case of dandruff since buying my FiST.
     
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  19. RedSTer

    RedSTer New Member

    Microfiber towel works for me.
     

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