How to clean car interiors?

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Car Interior

We are so caught up in making sure that our vehicle’s exteriors look extremely appealing that we forget about the appearance of our vehicle’s interiors. As a vehicle owner, ask yourself this question- what’s the point of having a tidy exterior and a tardy interior? Imagine having a posh villa that looks extremely jaw-dropping from the outside but as soon as you enter inside, your jaw drops from seeing its pitiable condition.

We think you’re getting our point…

In this segment, we will be covering the recommended techniques and products for cleaning and maintaining your vehicle’s interiors that would ensure your vehicle’s interiors remain spic and span throughout your vehicle’s lifespan.

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Trash and Debris

The first step is gathering trash and debris that is present inside your vehicle’s interiors. If you think there isn’t any, then look closer! You are bound to find some trash and debris from various surfaces such as its floor, cup holders, gearbox, seat pockets etc. A pro tip- (If possible) remove your car’s seats to effectively clean the car’s floors.

Floor Mats (Car Interior)

Remove all floor mats and properly dust them off before cleaning them. For car mats that are fabric/ upholstery, it is recommended that you use the WaveX Upholstery and Carpet Cleaner. The WaveX Upholstery and Carpet Cleaner is a concentrated citrus cleaning solution that has been developed to effectively clean upholstery and fabric components such as your vehicle’s fabric roof, seats, carpets etc. It removes oils, stains, dirt, etc. and helps restore upholstery.  

In case of vehicles that have silicone, rubber or plastic mats, it is recommended that you use the WaveX PLVR Cleaner. ThePLVR cleaner will be explained below.

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Interior Car Windows

Clean your vehicle’s windows from the interiors by lowering them a little and starting from the top to ensure that you effectively clean the glass without leaving behind any residue. Use an excellent glass cleaner such as the WaveX Crysta Clean Glass and Multi Surface Cleaner which has a ready to use formulation which means, you simply need to spray it onto your vehicle’s glass/ windows and wipe using a premium microfiber cloth such as the WaveX 350 GSM Microfiber Cloth or the edgeless microfiber cloth. Use this solution to clean your front/ rear windshield’s inner glass and the interior’s rear view mirror glass


Before you actually dive into cleaning the plastic, leather, vinyl and rubber components, it is recommended that you properly vacuum the vehicle’s interiors to ensure that there isn’t any leftover stubble, dirt particles etc.

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Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting

Most detailers will only get the cleaning job done but is it enough? In this age of a global outbreak of lethal viruses, sanitization is of utmost importance. From a laymen’s and professional’s perspective, it would be both economical and time-saving if you could get both features in a single product which is why WaveX has developed the PLVR Cleaner. A multi-surface cleaner, this has been developed to clean and sanitize plastic, leather, vinyl and rubber components. This is a ready-to-use product that simply needs to be sprayed onto the aforementioned surfaces, agitated with a detailing brush and wiped with the WaveX Microfiber Cloth. Besides cleaning the vehicle’s interiors, it also sanitizes plastic, leather, vinyl and rubber components. It helps maintain the supple fresh textures of your vehicle’s interiors.

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Post Cleaning Dressing

After you’ve effectively cleaned upholstery/ fabric using the WaveX Upholstery and Carpet Cleaner and interior dashboard, leather seats, door panels, plastic and rubber components using the WaveX PLVR Cleaner, it is important to condition and protect interior components which is why WaveX has developed the WaveX Dashboard and Leather Conditioner + Protectant. Interior components can crack, fade, wither and discolour over time which is why it is absolutely important to condition and protect them. Using an impeccable interior conditioner like the WaveX Dashboard and Leather Conditioner helps protect the interior plastic, leather, vinyl and rubber components against the harmful rays of the sun. It is the sun’s UV rays that cause the aforementioned problems. 

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Using the WaveX Dashboard and leather conditioner will provide a sort of moisturizing shield to the interior components while providing a fresh peach fragrance and gentle shine. After using the WaveX PLVR Cleaner, it is advised that your use the dashboard conditioner. Doing so will ensure that your vehicle’s interiors remain in pristine condition throughout your vehicle’s lifespan. To use this product, you simply need to add a couple of drops of the product onto the WaveX Yellow Foam Applicator and apply it to the vehicle’s interior surfaces later, wipe off any residue using the WaveX Microfiber Cloth. It’s as simple as that!

We hope that sums up the entire process and will help you effectively take care of your beloved vehicle’s interiors.

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