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For those that take pride in their vehicles, cleaning the interior of the vehicle is just as important as cleaning the exterior. Interior detailing, however, goes way above and beyond simply running the vacuum cleaner around the inside and giving the dash a quick wipe with a damp cloth or sponge. There is a real art to interior detailing which is why interior car detailing companies and services are in such high demand at the moment.
For times when you don’t want to call a professional, or for times when you simply want to detail your car in the comfort of your own home, here are some interior detailing tips that many pros like to use themselves.
Use a detailing brush
As mentioned, there is a real art to interior detailing and the amount of work that goes into it is something that you can’t help but admire. With interior detailing, it is the small details that make the biggest difference which is why you should invest in a detailing brush. A detailing bush is very similar to a makeup brush and is used to clean things like air vents and hard-to-reach areas inside your vehicle that are too small and fiddly to reach by hand. The bristles are incredibly soft, so you don’t need to worry about scratching the interior and damaging it. You can even purchase different lengths and sizes of brush, depending on which parts of your car’s inside you’re looking to clean.
Different vacuum hose attachments
When you vacuum the interior of your vehicle, be sure to use different vacuum attachments, depending on which parts of the inside you’re vacuuming. Brush attachments will agitate dirt and dust embedded in the carpet, whereas crevice tools will help you get into corners and hard-to-reach areas to suck away the dirt and dust.
Sometimes, brushes just aren’t enough when it comes to removing dirt and debris. If you find that there is dirt, dust, and debris that is compacted and hard to remove, an air compressor could be the solution. This device will use a blow gun to blow compressed air at the area you’re cleaning, which will help to break down dust and dirt particles so you can then vacuum them up afterwards.
You may also want to use a diluted degreaser for stained carpets. If you find that your vehicle has stubborn carpet stains on the carpet or mats, using a diluted degreaser could help to lift the stain. Dilute the degreaser with 1-part degreaser to 5 parts distilled water and you’re all set.
Use a carpet cleaner shampoo
When cleaning the carpets, experts recommend that, after vacuuming them, you go ahead and spray them with a non-foaming carpet cleaner and use alongside a hot water extractor after giving them a good scrub. Scrubbing beforehand will really make the extractor work even more effectively.
Silly putty or sticky tape for sand
Going to the beach is a great way to spend a sunny summer’s day. Unfortunately, it’s also a great way to bring sand into your car and as you know, sand tends to get everywhere and is difficult to vacuum up. If you’re struggling to get sand up from your carpet, then use silly putty or sticky tape to remove the grains of sand instead.
Follow these tips and you are on your way to cleaning the inside of your car like a pro!