6 Steps To A Cleaner Interior

6 Steps To A Cleaner Interior


When it comes to interiors, there are many different types of surfaces. With just a handful of DP interior care products, you will have everything you need to take care of any interior surface you have in your car! Below are a couple of the more popular categories of interior care and the DP products that we have available to help keep them clean and protected.

Vinyl, Plastic, and Rubber care
For this process, we chose a Honda Civic that was in need of a good, deep, interior cleaning. We will also showcase this car for the fabric care portion of this write-up, below. In regard to the first step, the door panels have seen better days. The material of the door panel is vinyl. We started out by doing a 50/50 tape line to show the difference a good interior cleaner, like the DP Total Interior Cleaner, can really make. We agitated the surface with the Famous Detail Brush which works great for interiors!

Spraying DP Total Interior Cleaner onto car door to clean Cleaning car door with detailing brush and DP Total Interior Cleaner 50/50 Shot of door showing the cleaned and protected side.

Once the panel is clean, we protected it using the DP Total Interior Surface Protectant. DP Interior Surface Protectant protects your interior from dirt, dust, UV rays and all the side effects that come with them. DP Interior Surface Protectant is a 100% water-based formula that has a pH-balanced formula and is safe for leather, vinyl, plastic and rubber interior surfaces. DP Interior Surface Protectant penetrates the surface to moisturize and soften plastic, vinyl and rubber surfaces, while also providing a satin, streak-free finish. I personally like to apply this product with our Microfiber Applicator Pads. You can simply bury the nozzle into the applicator and inject some of the protectant into it, then simply spread it out over the surface.

Spraying DP product directly into microfiber applicator 50/50 shot of surface after using DP Interior Protectant Wiping down surface after using DP Interior Surface Protectant.

After you have applied the DP Total Interior Protectant, simply give it a light wipe with a towel and the surface will go back to a natural vinyl sheen that is fully protected against the elements.

The results really speak for themselves! The interior did not look that bad upon initial inspection, but overtime, leather will dull down because of body oils, extreme heat, dirt, and dust. It is important to get the leather surgically clean prior to applying the conditioner. The conditioner really nourished and brought the leather back to life. The owner of this Ford F-350 was shocked at the difference it made and now has the determination to upkeep the leather often with the DP leather care products!

Fabric care
We are back to the Honda Civic that needed a good, deep, interior cleaning. This armrest has not been cleaned in some time and could use a good makeover. To remove the dirt and staining, we will be using the DP Total Interior Cleaner and agitating the fabric with the Famous Detail Brush.

Before cleaning the center console with DP Total Interior Cleaner Before cleaning the center console with DP Total Interior Cleaner Cleaning surface with DP Total Interior Cleaner and a detail brush.

Once the armrest has been fully cleaned, you are going to want to let the fabric dry completely before applying the DP Fabric Preserve. DP Fabric Preserve creates a waterproof barrier on the fabric, repelling water, oils and other liquids. DP Fabric Preserve also protects against harmful UV rays. To use, simply spray this product on and let it cure for a 12-24-hour period. Once you do, your fabric will be fully protected!

Interior Glass Cleaning
This step is commonly the most troublesome when it comes to interior cleaning. There are areas that are difficult to reach, and if you get smears and streaks on the inside of your glass, it can be extremely annoying. Luckily, we have a couple of great products to make it easier for you to get to the hard-to-reach areas and result with a crystal-clear glass on the inside of your car! DP 20/20 Vision Glass Cleaner uses an alcohol-based formula to provide a crystal-clear surface worthy enough to pass an eye test. DP 20/20 Vision Glass Cleaner is safe to use on tinted surfaces and will not smear or leave streaks behind. This glass cleaner pairs perfectly with the Glass Master Pro Glass and Surface Cleaner, especially when trying to get those hard-to-reach areas of the glass, particularly near the bottom of the window where the glass meets the dash. With these two products, interior glass cleaning is made simple and you'll get great results every time!

DP Glass Cleaner on dashboard Spraying glass cleaning tool with DP Glass Cleaner Cleaning glass with glass tool and DP Glass Cleaner

With all the DP Detailing Products we have covered in this write up, you can easily maintain, clean, and protect many of the surfaces of your vehicle's interior. These products are all super easy to use and perform as advertised! The detailing brushes, glass reach tools and microfiber towels make it even easier to get the job done!