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PSA: Be careful with sunblock!

Wearing sunblock destroys the interior! What should we do?

  • Keep wearing sunblock. With luck, eventually we'll have a white interior.

    Votes: 6 27.3%
  • Ditch the sunblock. Our skin may be chicken fried, but at least the car will look good.

    Votes: 4 18.2%
  • Cover the seats with bubble wrap.

    Votes: 12 54.5%

  • Total voters


Mar 21, 2014
United States
For the last couple of weekends we have been spending time at the pool. My wife and I made the mistake of applying sunblock to ourselves ... I don't know if it's the brands we've been using or what, but the white sunblock transfers VERY easily onto the seat/armrest material and is EXTREMELY DIFFICULT to get off. We bought vegan leather cleaner from Amazon and put some significant elbow grease into rubbing out the stains, and even after that we can still see it. Never had this issue before, but we've also never had a brand new black leather interior before :p

Anyway, with summer hitting its stride I wanted to get the word out. I'm going to mention this to the service center next time I have the car in there, maybe one of their onsite detailers has something that can help.

The car is only a month old :(
  • Informative
Reactions: insaneoctane


Active Member
Mar 31, 2016
Inland Empire
Sunscreen is acidic. Shower before you get back in the car...
Yes,that's why the signs that say "shower before getting into pool/spa". Shower before getting into the pool, shower before getting into the car (when coming from the pool). This is not a Vegan problem, it is a people problem.


Mar 27, 2016
Dallas, TX
Happened to us this weekend too. My banana boat sunscreen did but my wife's fancy one did not. Mine rubbed out easily enough though with some spit and my tshirt.....
  • Funny
Reactions: kelly


Oct 31, 2017
Ajax, ON
I noticed this after my wife drove the car yesterday as well. Armor All leather seat wipes took care of it without a problem.
Thanks! This worked for me too. I tried the Dove soap and brush, didn't work, IPA didn't work. Armor all cleaning wipes did the trick. Thanks so much

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