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Thought it would be great to share what people do and use to clean the car inside and out.
What stuff? For what (leather, SynTex, cloth, dashboard, screens, black piano trim)? how often?
So far I only used damp microfiber cloth inside and out. We had a rainy summer so left the car outside when it rained and just dried it off with a microfiber cloth. Would love to take it to a car wash like I used to with my old car, but am concerned about the mirrors (never had motorized mirrors before). Should I be?
What do you do?
 

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Thought it would be great to share what people do and use to clean the car inside and out.
What stuff? For what (leather, SynTex, cloth, dashboard, screens, black piano trim)? how often?
So far I only used damp microfiber cloth inside and out. We had a rainy summer so left the car outside when it rained and just dried it off with a microfiber cloth. Would love to take it to a car wash like I used to with my old car, but am concerned about the mirrors (never had motorized mirrors before). Should I be?
What do you do?
Well, in my case I just go to the car wash, very frequently since I have the black color on my SXP. For the interior I have the Turtle brand leather cleaner and interior cleaner as well and works very well on it. Hope this help.
 

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Thought it would be great to share what people do and use to clean the car inside and out.
What stuff? For what (leather, SynTex, cloth, dashboard, screens, black piano trim)? how often?
So far I only used damp microfiber cloth inside and out. We had a rainy summer so left the car outside when it rained and just dried it off with a microfiber cloth. Would love to take it to a car wash like I used to with my old car, but am concerned about the mirrors (never had motorized mirrors before). Should I be?
What do you do?
Damp microfiber cloth for all interior surfaces. I never use any products inside the car unless there is a stain that cannot be removed through elbow grease alone. And you can go to an automatic carwash without worry. The mirrors are not going to be damaged by the brushes. You can simply fold them in if you wanna be extra cautious though.
 

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How do you clean sand granules that have fallen into the heated/ventilated seats? I've been trying my best to not get it there in the first place but we do live in Miami Beach!
 

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Well, in my case I just go to the car wash, very frequently since I have the black color on my SXP. For the interior I have the Turtle brand leather cleaner and interior cleaner as well and works very well on it. Hope this help.
So I never used anything special on the leather seats in my old car and after 12 years, the leather started cracking in heavly used areas (arm rest etc.). I am just wondering - does leather need to be treated, or I can just use a damp cloth as I have been doing?
 

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So I never used anything special on the leather seats in my old car and after 12 years, the leather started cracking in heavly used areas (arm rest etc.). I am just wondering - does leather need to be treated, or I can just use a damp cloth as I have been doing?
There are special products to clean and maintain the leather in the seats. All my previous cars were leather and never had issues using those. Adding a pic of the one I use personally but you have other options out there as well that you can try.
 

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How do you clean sand granules that have fallen into the heated/ventilated seats? I've been trying my best to not get it there in the first place but we do live in Miami Beach!
I don't have an answer. I just wanted to give you a thumbs up for living in Miami Beach 👍🏾 #jealous
 

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I don't have an answer. I just wanted to give you a thumbs up for living in Miami Beach 👍🏾 #jealous
Its 90 degrees and I'm sweating my but off if that helps! :) BTW- here's some good advice I received about cleaning perforated seats " I use two methods. One- is a vacuum with the smallest end you have on it. Massaging the area as you vacuum helps stretch and loosen debris. This has never failed to suck them out. Two- I use my air compressor with the pistol grip pinpoint end on it and blast the seats from a low angle. This always works as well. Afterwords, of course, I perform a standard vacuum to get loose debris up."
 
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