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      03-04-2019, 11:53 PM   #1
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Interior Cleaning suggestions

Any thoughts on these BMW interior cleaning products? Which ones have you tried and recommend?
I did a touchless wash today and was happy how it cleaned all the dirt from off roading. I also have feynlabs wash and looking forward to buy foam gun and buckets.
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I've heard the leather cleaner is good. I don't use any of their products personally so I can't speak to their effectiveness. As for a foam gun (or cannon if you own a pressure washer) they're fairly generic and can be found for a reasonable amount on Amazon.
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Just wiped down the interior leather with a rainwater soaked soft rag, am gonna apply Sonax Cleaner and Conditioner as recommended in this forum. Label emphasizes that it's safe for perf seats, is not greasy, no silicone, contains a "modified beeswax".

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MystroX5 said the BMW Leather care was a good product. Before I buy it I just want to verify it will be good on Vernasca as well.

What have you guys been using on the screens? For my laptops, iPads, phones, etc. my wife just washes the screen with a cotton dish cloth and soapy dishwater, didn't know if that would work on the screens also.
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MystroX5 said the BMW Leather care was a good product. Before I buy it I just want to verify it will be good on Vernasca as well.

What have you guys been using on the screens? For my laptops, iPads, phones, etc. my wife just washes the screen with a cotton dish cloth and soapy dishwater, didn't know if that would work on the screens also.
For the screens I use my camera's lens cleaner.
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These 2 are all you should need on a new BMW. Use quality microfiber cloths and water for iDrive screen and wood. Avoid any harsh chemicals at this point as you don’t need them. Never use paper towels on anything but window glass as it will scratch the wood/iDrive/gauges.




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Any thoughts on these BMW interior cleaning products? Which ones have you tried and recommend?
I did a touchless wash today and was happy how it cleaned all the dirt from off roading. I also have feynlabs wash and looking forward to buy foam gun and buckets.
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I know some people will freak when they hear this, but I just use Windex and a paper towel to clean the leather seats. I've done this on three cars and have had good results. Just spray a little on a paper towel and lightly rub the seats.. stains just disappear.

I keep a Swiffer in the glove box to remove dust from the iDrive screen and instrument cluster, and then I wipe them down with a microfiber cloth to remove smudges. Same for wood trim.
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I know some people will freak when they hear this, but I just use Windex and a paper towel to clean the leather seats. I've done this on three cars and have had good results. Just spray a little on a paper towel and lightly rub the seats.. stains just disappear.

I keep a Swiffer in the glove box to remove dust from the iDrive screen and instrument cluster, and then I wipe them down with a microfiber cloth to remove smudges. Same for wood trim.
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I applied the Sonax yesterday. Nice product and it's from Germany. Wouldn't surprise me if that's not what BMW sells rebranded.
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I applied the Sonax yesterday. Nice product and it's from Germany. Wouldn't surprise me if that's not what BMW sells rebranded.
It doesn’t smell the same as the BMW stuff. Sonax is good stuff isn’t it? It goes on very easy and not greasy at all. The Sonax cleaner is awesome. It’s what anyone that has light colored leather should be using. I did my wife’s Audi light tan passenger seat as she always sets the mail and her handbag on the leather. Very impressive results with removing newspaper ink and ground in dirt.

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Interestingly enough, Sonax products are low to mid level in Germany, sold at the hardware store.

In Germany, we pay premium $ (Euros) for Meguiars, etc. stuff you guys can buy at Target....

Strange world we live in.
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Are the Zaino cleaner/conditioner appropriate for the non-leather dash and trim at top of doors? Or is another product better? Thanks in advance.
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