Interior cleaning is the best way to finish any full detail or maintenance wash, whether that’s on your own car or even a customer’s car, there’s nothing quite as pleasing as a fresh, clean interior. After all, that’s where many of us spend most of our time, right?
Effective interior detailing isn’t just about looking good though, what’s arguably even more important is ridding your vehicle of the abundance of nasties, such as dust (often derived from dead skin), organic waste, spills, mould and sticky residues caused by bodily fluids and cigarette smoke. Cars and other vehicles not only contain a huge amount of dirt traps to become ingrained with these kind of contaminants, but they’re also made up of a vast selection of different materials. All car interiors are a combination of plastics, vinyl and rubbers along with fabrics like carpet, cloth, leather and Alcantara.
Vehicle interiors are also notorious for incubating bacteria, spores and viruses, all of which can be extremely hazardous to your health. These tend to be particularly rife in areas that see a lot of human contact - steering wheels, shifters switches and the like. Along with hard-to-clean places like inside your heater vents. Air conditioning systems tend to contain a huge amount of bacteria build-up in the winter (when they’re rarely used) which is immediately blown around the cabin when you first switch on the A/C in the summer.
But, as you’d expect, we’ve developed a range of cleaning and sanitising products for every situation you could come across when detailing your interior, no matter the level of contamination. These interior detailing essentials are designed to help you safely deep clean and maintain every surface from your leather (or fabric seats) and dashboard, to your glass, sensitive interior trim and carpets.
Some of our most popular interior cleaning products include…
Total Interior Cleaner: A powerful, ready-to-use all-purpose interior cleaner, Total is gentle enough to be used on all interior surfaces including sensitive fabrics like suede and Alcantara. Developed as a safe alternative to harsh general purpose cleaners that may damage vinyl, soft-touch plastics, rubber and fabrics, this master all-rounder is formulated with a blend of cleaning agents and sophisticated, low-foaming surfactants making it capable of breaking down a huge variety of organic and inorganic material, without abrading or staining the variety of materials used in modern and classic vehicles. Effective on common stains and spills, including grease, oil, mildew, mould, mud, silicone-based dressings, grass and suntan lotion, this ready-to-use solution is ideal for general cleaning and sanitising, along with more intensive spot cleaning and deep-cleaning. Total leaves behind nothing but a natural, factory sheen and a fresh, clean lime fragrance. For more about Total and how effective it can be on the most sensitive surfaces, see our article – How To Clean A Suede Steering Wheel.
This product is also available as Total Rhubarb and Custard – this interior cleaning products has all the cleaning power of our original Total, just with a pleasant sweetshop-inspired fragrance.
Wipe Out Interior Disinfectant: Engineered to kill 99.99% of all bacteria and viruses within 30-seconds, Wipe Out is essentially a powerful interior cleaner with a whole load of added disinfectant. Developed to clean and sanitise all interior surfaces that come into regular human contact, this product is safe on plastic, vinyl, fabric and leather and particularly ideal for eradicating bacteria, yeast and fungi, along with enveloped and non-enveloped viruses commonly found on areas like steering wheels, gear shifters, doorcards, grab handles, buttons and many more. Wipe Out also contains special anti-static agents to combat future dust and debris build up, leaving behind a fresh fragrance, along with a subtle, natural sheen.
Spritz Interior Quick Detailer: Designed to restore a factory-fresh matte finish, Spritz is a next-generation interior detailing spray and dressing suitable for all modern vinyl, rubber and plastic surfaces. Loaded with advanced UV inhibitors, this dry-touch solution protects darker plastics from fading due to overexposure to sunlight, but without adding gloss, this helps to eliminate the problem of dashboard/trim glare. Spritz is also capable of cleaning away light soiling and greasy films, and contains special anti-static agents to help prevent dust and dirt build-up making it ideal for all plastic trim including doorcards, dashboards, door trims and consoles. This product is also available as Spritz Strawberry Bon Bon.
Verso All Purpose Cleaner: The ultimate ‘dilute to suit’ APC, Verso can be used for a variety of interior cleaning tasks, including spot stain removal and carpet deep cleaning – basically lifting out the harshest most ingrained contaminants, ridding your interior of the really tough stuff. Just another part of your car where the correct dilution Verso can prove to be infinitely useful.
To see more about using Verso for the tough job of cleaning carpets and matts – see our guide – Matt Art Like A Pro.
Hide Leather Cleanser: Our Glycerine based leather cleaner is suitable for repeated use and a user-friendly alternative to potentially damaging harsh degreasers and detergents. Hide Leather Cleanser been specifically developed to remove grime without impairing natural or synthetic leather, including vinyl, napa, semi-aniline (coated leather) and full-aniline (uncoated leather) derivatives.
Suitable for use on all colourways this mildly balanced immediately targets and breaks down ingrained grime, penetrating pores to deep-clean beyond the surface, drawing out contaminants and allowing them to be lifted out and wiped away, leaving behind a factory matte finish. This powerful solution is also ideal for stripping away oils deposited from foodstuffs, sweat and skin contact, and will also eradicate imprecated dye-transfer on light colours from denim clothing, along with hardy marks and blemishes such as shoe scuffs. Hide is creates the perfect, clean fresh base for further nourishing and protection using Hide Leather Conditioner.
Crystal Glass Cleaner: Of course, you should never forget to finish off your interior detail by getting your inside glass sparkling. Crystal Glass Cleaner is ideal for this task as it quickly cuts through greasy fingerprints and sticky films caused smoke, along with coughs and sneezes. Crystal always brings clarity where it’s most needed.
For everything you need to know about all of our cleaning products, exactly how they work, how to use them and what areas they’re most effective, see our article – The Ultimate Interior Cleaning Guide.