Best Way to Clean Car Interior Plastic

Maybe your dream is to have a perfectly spotless car, but life gets in the way—usually in the form of crumbs and spills! So you may have to spend a little time giving your car’s interior plastic some TLC every few months to keep it looking nice. Here’s how to get started when it’s time to clean car interior plastic.

Give your car some TLC by taking care of it’s interior plastic.

Remove Dust and Dirt

If you can see a layer of dust on your car’s plastic parts, it’s often easiest to attack the issue with a vacuum. This tends to be a quicker way to get rid of dust and dirt particles compared to other methods, such as just wiping down the surface. In fact, while you’re vacuuming the plastic inside your car, you might as well vacuum the rest of the interior so you can keep the floors and floor mats clean, as well. As you vacuum the plastic, try to get in the cracks and crevices to make sure you’re eliminating as much dust as possible.

Dust the Surface

Now that most of the larger debris is gone, you can move on to removing any stubborn dust particles that remain. You can dust with a soft cloth that is damp with water, making sure to wipe down everything from the dashboard to the doors. You might need some help getting into the smaller spaces around the gearshift and any knobs or buttons on the dashboard. For this purpose, you can use a damp Q-tip, old toothbrush, or small paintbrush to gently remove dust from any small spaces inside the car. If any surfaces are wet after you dust them, just use a soft, dry cloth to wipe them down.

Use Cleaning Products to Remove Stains on Plastic

Vacuuming and wiping down surfaces can remove dust, but you’ll probably need to use more heavy-duty tactics to get rid of any stains or stubborn spots on your interior plastic. Fortunately, there are cleaning products just for this task. One example is TriNova Interior Detailer, which quickly takes care of spills and residue you might find on your car’s interior plastic. Just spray this solution on the plastic and wipe it away with a clean cloth, and you’ll see a difference right away. You can also use this on rubber, vinyl, and leather inside your car.

Follow this step-by-step guide to cleaning your car’s interior plastic.

Protect Your Interior Plastic from Future Damage

Now that your car’s plastic is clean, you need to take steps to protect it from stains, fading, cracking and other damage that might occur over the years. There are some great products on the market that can do just that within minutes. In fact, if you use TriNova Interior Detailer to clean the plastic, you might as well follow it up with TriNova UV Protectant Spray. Like the detailer you can use to clean the plastic in your car, this spray can be used on other materials like vinyl, rubber, and leather. The point of this solution is to protect your car’s interior from UV rays that threaten to fade or crack the seats, doors, and other important spots. So if you want the interior of your car to stay free of dust and stains while retaining its original color—without fading from the sun—you need this spray! As a bonus, this protectant spray gives plastic a matte finish so it looks clean and nearly new.

If you need to clean more than just the plastic in your car, consider buying the Automotive Detailer Bundle by 303 so you can easily clean and protect the leather, vinyl, rubber, and other interior car surfaces!

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  • Hi! Thanks for sharing this useful post. Though one strike my attention, this is about TriNova Interior Detailer. The price is quite high, do you have any recommendations for less expensive yet effective for heavy car cleaning products? Thanks for this!

    • Hi. You can always check our 303 Automotive Speed Detailer, which offers similar features and benefits. If there are any questions, please feel free to click on the “help” button and let us know! Thanks for the question.