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Keeping my int. Clean...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CVEIN, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. Oct 13, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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    CVEIN

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    Hey guys im kinda new here so i am looking for some advice on what some of you guys have found that might work really well.

    Just bought my first tacoma 2010 trd sport.

    So far i am loving it. Trying to keep it looking new and clean on the inside.

    Now i have been told and learned that armor all on the int or dash is not a good idea and helps it to dry out so i have not used it for years . However on my last truck i did use the armor all cleaning wipes on my dash and int parts and it seemed to work really well. However even that stuff on some plastic parts really dried it out and started cracking some int pcs.

    So any thoughts or tips on keeping my dash and int parts looking clean and new?

    Thanks

    chris
     
  2. Oct 13, 2009 at 5:08 PM
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    ClemsonTacoma

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    You could get some wet oakle seat covers. and make the armrests on the doors with leather instead of the cloth
     
  3. Oct 13, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    calicoupe

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    seat covers and 3m the whole interior in scotch fabric protector..no more stains!
     
  4. Oct 13, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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    Terrier

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    I've just been using a slightly damp (just plain water) cloth on the dash area and it seems to work pretty good.
     
  5. Oct 13, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    Asgard

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    Armor All, a lot of people hate it but it works.
     
  6. Oct 13, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    wmb67

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    I keep mine pretty clean by wiping it down with a damp microfiber towel. Then apply Meguiars Interior Detail spray. It has some UV protection, anti-static stuff, nice smell and a non-glossy finish.
     
  7. Oct 13, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    eordonez

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    I use Meguiars interior detailer, great smell, protects very good..... and a vacuum regularly....
     
  8. Oct 13, 2009 at 6:05 PM
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    bobwilson1977

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    none except for crappy hub caps and floor mats.
    Since most of the interior is plastic, I generally just use a damp cloth. That and I cleverly chose a brown interior, which doesn't show dirt.
     
  9. Oct 13, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    Razorecko

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    3m auto scotchguard to hit all the fabric/carpet/seats & than just a microfiber towel w/ water. If there is a dirt stain on the dash than a simple green/water mixture.
     
  10. Oct 13, 2009 at 6:25 PM
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    Lexol works for me.
     
  11. Oct 13, 2009 at 6:31 PM
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    Meguiar's #40 Vinyl and Rubber Cleaner/Conditioner for dash, vinyl door panels, weatherstripping, and tires.

    Meguiar's Quik Interior Detailer for touch-ups and on plastic.

    303 Cleaner/Spot Remover for carpet and upholstery; great for removing shoe crud from around your WeatherTechs, spilled cola/coffee/ketchup from seats/fabric door panels, sweat stains from armrests.

    303 Fabric Guard to minimize the need for the Cleaner/Spot Remover.
     
  12. Oct 13, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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  13. Oct 13, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    armor all makes a uv protector, not a normal armor all product, i like that, never cracked in 6 years i had my mazda...im an interior cleanliness nut, the uv protectant is best.
     
  14. Oct 13, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    SpaceMonkey

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    303 aerospace for the dash and plastic. I have been using it on my interior and it looks like new.
     
  15. Oct 13, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    I keep some of the Meguiar's interior wipes in my truck. they work great for me. Clean and moisturize and smell nice- but not strong. Sometimes I use a damp cloth first, and then when it dries use the Meguiar's.
     
  16. Oct 13, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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    Armor all is the devil.... shiny until every spec of dirt you ever come across sticks to it.. Yes, it protects.. But try Meguiars interior detailer.. Oh , and wonder wafers air fresheners are the best thing since sliced bread(or perforated toilet paper)
     
  17. Oct 13, 2009 at 8:20 PM
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    little trees are fantastic, they make one that ssmell slike clean laundry...f'n great
     
  18. Oct 14, 2009 at 1:42 AM
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    303 is good stuff!! I have that as well. It works well on weather seals. Use it after every second car wash.
     

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