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recommendation request: interior cleaning products with no shine?

snord

Member
Jul 20, 2020
58
13
Louisiana
I went to a local detailer for the first time last month. Car is 6 months old. Leather surfaces are very shiny, like they hosted an oil wrestling championship levels of shine. Maxxspider mats are now frictionless. Zero traction.

These are not exactly the results I was looking for. Was hoping more for more like it was at delivery, clean but dry with no shine. Does anyone know a good product that cleans but doesn't leave a shiny surface?
 

2101Guy

Active Member
Jan 6, 2020
1,786
1,825
USA
Bucket with 1 capful of woolite and rest warm water. Microfiber cloth. Scrub. Rinse with a microfiber damp with just water. Enjoy.
 

gundarx

Member
Feb 5, 2020
254
402
Renton, WA
Meguiar’s Quik Interior Detailer is a solid choice

For Tesla leather seats, and also very good at most interior surfaces I use and really like Gyeon Q2M Leather Cleaner Mild .. see note on product page regarding Tesla seats in particular; it’s my go-to for cleaning anything off the white seats, door trim, dash
 

DupaCannon

Member
Feb 25, 2021
30
23
Cleveland
Personal choice, here... I’ve had some higher-end cars where anything but a natural OEM finish will hurt the resale value. Bottom line, there are only two things I use for hard interior surfaces and synthetic seating surfaces:

1Z Einszett Cockpit Premium

or

Distilled water and a microfiber cloth

For headliner cloth only AMMO Lather and a horsehair brush do dab on. Clean microfiber to remove.

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_tb_

Member
Oct 6, 2019
22
63
USA
The mobile service technician who replaced the center console in my Model 3 a couple of years ago used glass cleaner (the foaming aerosol kind, not Windex or equivalent) on the seats and everything else he touched while completing his task, and it looked great when he was done. When I asked he made it sound as if they used that kind of product to clean everything on the interior of the car - no sliminess, just crisp and clean.

As there are no actual animal hides in these cars, it seems that pricey cleaners/protectants specifically designed for use on leather surfaces aren't necessary to achieve a good result.
 

DupaCannon

Member
Feb 25, 2021
30
23
Cleveland
Funny - turns out Nextzett is the reborn Einszett, after a fire in Germany destroyed the factory.

They also make a great product to soften rubber seals (e.g., door seals) called Gummi Pflege.
 

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