Just like everyone else I LOVE my car she is my absolute pride and joy by far! Since I have bought her I was never happy with the interior; just stains and looked old & dirty because of age. I had tried a few other products to clean it up but nothing made a difference at all. So, I thought well ill have to get them steam cleaned. Called up a few places and they were quoting me ridiculous prices just for seats and not doing the carpet as that was considered extra. I thought to myself there has to be another way.
After speaking to Pierre (Car Care Products) top bloke by the way, He informed not to steam clean as it damages the fabric (stretches & tears) and instead use a 'shampoo - extracting' cleaner. So, I did some research and bought myself some AutoGlym Interior Shampoo from local auto store for under $20.
Reading the instruction, it said to vacuum the car before hand if need be, I didn't have too it was fairly clean already. Next was to spray the Autoglym Shampoo, using the a damp sponge, start to agitate the area and with a damp cotton cloth just clean it over. Repeat this right thru and frequently clean the sponge and cotton cloth with a fresh bucket of water.
So, I started with the door trim first, I sprayed it and as soon as I agitated it with the sponge my jaw just dropped I couldn't believe it, already I could see the difference. Like a fat kid in a cake shop I got all excited. First words out of my mouth were No f*&N Wayyy!! lol
Once I started I couldn't stop I did the whole car. I took some shots along the way just to show everyone. It is so easy and comes out looking amazing. Thought I'd share it and hopefully encourage a few other people to give their interior a new life.
The seats were still a little damp when I took the pictures, now that they are dry they look a lot better than in the pictures, but you get the point.
More pics up soon....
Hell yea mate that looks bloody awesome will have to look around for some stuff like that
The pictures don't do it justice! It's def worth it!
where did you buy this from?
How did it go with the carpet?
Yeah looks good. But I probably would have bought it from the bloke that you got the info from (Pierre).
I know its hard to justify spending $20 plus postage from an online store, when you can buy it from the local Repco for the same price. Ive spent over a $1000 with them in the last month or so. I probably could have got some things local, but it was the online guy that gave me his time and expertise. Anyway, i'm not preaching. Good job on the seats!
If it's any consolation to you Hallzy, I bought two bottles of Autoglym bodywork shampoo a month or so ago from Repco and the girl behind the counter forgot to charge me for the both of them.
I only have Autogylm products
Even used them to clean the bike when she was still alive
When you free to do mine? Although i do have leather, but i am sure you can do that for me as well lol.
Nice work! appreciate the comments.
We are always around to help and answer any questions or even confusion people may have, call or email us anytime guys we honestly don't mind and definitely know our products!
I think I shall purchase some for my car...
id be keen on trying the equivelent product for my leather seats
looks good mate...I brought some awhile ago and the results are awesome
currently retrofitting projector headlights
just went to repco and got some, gonna try it. cost me $12.45
Has anyone tried the black autoglym polish? I've been looking at it for weeks but haven't bothered buying it yet.
Duragloss Leather System will clean/and condition the your leather seats and leave a soft and supple feeling. They also contain lanolin and mink oils so you retain that natural leather scent.. One of my favourites that i use for my car regularly actually! These bottles have lasted myself for over 9 months so far after doing my car monthly and 2 others every few months here and there. (not including friends using my own products!)
excellent, will have to invest. the product i have at the moment which i wont name is shithouse, doesnt have lanolin in it
If your leather is in good condition i would just grab the Duragloss. Personally between the two (megs vs dura) i prefer the Duragloss as you use very little product, the scent smells like leather and has natural oils inside it. But more so that it does not get stuck in stitching or the seats if they are perforated so you dont have to worry about white marks etc AND you dont need to 'massage' it in. Simply wiping if over.
If you did all your seats, you would get a very factory 'clean' prestige look vs some other products which get a greasy/glossy finish which isn't the best.. well i dont think so anyhow! haha.
Leatherique is great if your seats have lost the love and really need to be brought back up! Amazing stuff i have to say, in fact was suprised myself when i did my fathers 03 vw passat which had always been looked after and so much dirt came out of those seats it was incredible. (Saying this though, the seats do cop a lot of dirt / dust from on site location from work in the past 2 years.
im out of my mind at the moment...please leave a message
I bought some of the Auto Glym today cause I was at repco.
Cant wait to try it out.
Might do some before and after pics too
i get 90% of my gear through ccp and pierre and mike have lightened my bank account by over $8k since march last year so im hearing you hallzy but the support and advice (and top blokes too) is why they get my business.
looks tops mate
That's good stuff, I will have to try it now.