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    Odd Interior Material Cleaning Help

    Hey guys, I have a 2010 Ford Escape Limited Hybrid. I love this vehicle for a daily driver but I cannot seem to keep the interior looking clean. This is mainly due to the material used throughout the interior. It is an extremely glossy black "piano" plastic. This stuff attracts dust like nobodys business. Also, when I try to dust it the glossy plastic shows streaks from any kind of oil or grease in the cleaner, or your fingers. I thought maybe getting some microfiber towels would help, but any tips on what kind of cleaner I can use? Thanks in advance guys!

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    Re: Odd Interior Material Cleaning Help

    APC+ is my go to interior cleaner, but the problem is that you probably won't be able to find it locally. Mist it onto the towel then wipe away, it dries nicely and I don't even bother rinsing it. It doesn't leave any residue.

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    Re: Odd Interior Material Cleaning Help

    You might also consider Quik Interior Detailer. It is good cleaner and smell good too.
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    How are those about leaving streaks? It seems like this stuff streaks up if you look at it wrong lol

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    Re: Odd Interior Material Cleaning Help

    The streaking isnt from the material, it is from something that is on the surface. Either some sort of oil etc on it, or oil from your fingers, etc.

    The simplest place to start would be the QID with a good MF towel, and see if it comes out looking even.
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    Get a duster

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    I'm swinging by the store tomorrow I think so I'll see how it comes out, will report back with details

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    Re: Odd Interior Material Cleaning Help

    Quote Originally Posted by andytsang View Post
    You might also consider Quik Interior Detailer. It is good cleaner and smell good too.
    Quote Originally Posted by Murr1525 View Post
    The streaking isnt from the material, it is from something that is on the surface. Either some sort of oil etc on it, or oil from your fingers, etc.

    The simplest place to start would be the QID with a good MF towel, and see if it comes out looking even.

    I have similar materials in my 12' cruze and I find that Quick interior detailer with a clean MF towel does an excellent job. Leaves the surface streak and dust free, I keep a bottle in my car .

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    Re: Odd Interior Material Cleaning Help

    For those quickie 'get rid of the dust' times, try using one of those Swifty duster things (I don't really know what to call them).

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    Re: Odd Interior Material Cleaning Help

    Theyre called Swiffers lol
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