How to Clean the Interior and Exterior Plastics of Your Car?

   23 Aug 2022, Tuesday      43       Automotive
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How to Clean the Interior and Exterior Plastics of Your Car?

Plastic is present almost everywhere on a car, inside (on the doors, in the passenger compartment, on the dashboard) and outside (on the mirrors, bumpers, sills, etc.).). This material is easily damaged, picks up dust quickly and scratches are very visible. But how do you clean and preserve the plastic parts of your vehicle??


Clean plastics inside the vehicle

Clean plastic surfaces properly

Before you start cleaning your car's interior plastics, vacuum the entire interior of your vehicle. Vacuum all the dust and dirt well, this will make the rest of the cleaning of the plastics easier. Then use a damp microfiber to remove the dust on your plastics. Don't forget the dust lodged in the little nooks of your car!


Renovate and maintain plastics

After eliminating the dust, you will be able to tackle stains and marks on your plastics.

Take a clean microfiber soaked in a little special plastic cleaner and rub over the entire plastic surface to clean it.

To remove stains embedded in plastic, gently rub the stains in question with alcohol at 90 using a microfiber, the latter will disappear (or fade).

A tip for?removing dust and dirt from air vents or plastic enclosures: use an old toothbrush to get into hard-to-reach places.

Finally, to perfect your work and?restore the shine to your plastics, apply a protective product to all the surfaces that you have washed beforehand, then apply wax to these surfaces. The wax will make your vehicle's plastic shine and protect it over time.

Wash's tip: In order to preserve the shine of your dashboard and all the plastic elements of your vehicle, soak a clean cloth in fabric softener and rub them gently!

Now let's see how to wash the exterior plastic of your car.


Clean the exterior plastics of the vehicle

You've cleaned your car's interior plastics, so it's time to move on to washing the exterior plastics. Over time, the bumpers (trunk, doors and front) as well as the plastic mirrors can be damaged and discolored. The sun, bad weather or shocks can be the cause. There is a way to clean these plastics but also to restore them to good condition and shine.

First of all, you must completely wash your car to remove all impurities, dirt and mud that could interfere with the washing of plastic parts and even damage them even more. Go to your favorite car wash to clean the whole vehicle. Then be sure to dry the body thoroughly with a microfiber and the plastic parts that you are going to wash.

Wash advice: ?Avoid drying your vehicle in the sun or when it is hot. Indeed, the sun's rays and the temperature can soften the plastic you want to wash and therefore deform it. If possible, favor washing in cloudy and temperate weather.

You can then pass a degreaser on the plastic parts of your vehicle using a cloth, which will eliminate all traces on the plastic. Now clean the plastics of the car with an all-purpose cleaner (or soap and water). For more shine, you can use a shine product.

Finally, spread a special exterior plastic protective product on the plastic parts to protect them from UV rays, scratches and to preserve the clean and shiny appearance.

Wash shine tip: Place a few drops of engine oil on a microfiber cloth (only a few drops), and rub gently on the black plastic parts. You will immediately see a difference; the plastic will be blacker and shinier. This system works just as well with a few drops of diesel.

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