Interior Auto Detailing: The 4 Phase Process

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Interior Auto Detailing: The 4 Phase Process

Doing an in depth interior detail on your car can seem overwhelming to the beginner or novice detailer! I'm here to show you that it's not quite as difficult as you may have thought. By following the chart below, some patience and a little elbow grease you can have the interior of your ride looking brand new again in no time. Below we've also included some helpful interior auto detailing and how-to videos from our YouTube Channel.

Interior Auto Detailing Flow Chart- Tips and Techniques

Phase 1- Clean Dashboard, Vinyl, Leather and Plastics

Clean all above surfaces using our All Purpose Interior Cleaner and appropriate microfiber towels and specialty brushes to clean the hard to reach areas. Our eraser sponges also work great for cleaning extremely dirty leather, vinyl and plastic surfaces. Simply mist our All Purpose onto the sponge and clean surface in a up and down side-to-side motion, then wipe dry with a clean microfiber towel.


Phase 2- Shampoo Carpet & Upholstery 

To start off Phase 2, you will begin with vacuuming the interior of the vehicle. You want to vacuum up any loose dirt or debris prior to shampooing or doing any steam cleaning. You will then simply mist our Carpet & Upholstery Shampoo on the surface to be cleaned, then scrub the surface with the appropriate detailing brush and then wipe clean with a dry microfiber towel. When cleaning the headliner you want to lightly mist the product on your towel and then wipe headliner clean. You do not want to get the headliner soaking wet, due to the layer of adhesive underneath. After interior shampooing is complete you will want to re-vacuum the interior to pick up any debris knocked loose during shampooing. It is best to do your final re-vacuum very last, that way you do not have to worry as much about tracking anything inside of your vehicle during the next phases.

Phase 3- Apply Vinyl and Leather Protectant

After cleaning all of your interior vinyl and leather surfaces, you want to ensure that they are also properly protected and conditioned. Our Diama-Gloss Interior Protectant does just that. It moisturizes your vehicles vinyl and leather surfaces, quickly restoring them to a medium/natural luster. Another major benefit is that these surfaces are properly protected from UV damage and Diama-Gloss also helps to keep the surfaces clean longer! It dries to the touch, no greasy surfaces and it leaves behind a pleasant scent for the perfect finish on your detail. We recommend applying our Diama-Gloss once a month on daily drivers. 


 Phase 4- Clean Glass, Mirrors and Clear Plastics

 When it comes to cleaning your windows, mirrors and clear plastics you will want to use our Microfiber Window Towels in conjunction with our Crystal Glass. Our window towels are lint-free, so they will not leave any little fibers behind and also help to prevent streaking. Cleaning the glass seems simple enough and it isn't hard, but it is important. You could have the whole car looking showroom new again, but if your windows are all dirty it will take away from the whole detail. When cleaning the glass make sure to spray the Crystal Glass on one towel and then keep another towel as a dry one. Use the two towel method that is covered in the video above. Crystal Glass is alcohol and ammonia free so it is safe for usage on tinted windows and GPS screens.

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