Detailing Cleaners — Cleaning Inside the Vehicle

We all know that beauty is more than skin deep and an amazing vehicle about more than shiny rims and a mirror-like finish. While detailing the outside of your vehicle might make it beautiful to look at, cleaning the inside of your car, truck or SUV makes it luxurious to drive and comfortable to ride in.

Pricing & Options

 

SONAX Upholstery & Alcantara Cleaner 206141


SKU: 206141
 

Price Each:

$ 19.99
SONAX Upholstery & Alcantara Cleaner 206141
 

Alcantara is a brand-name imitation suede used as an upgraded fabric in certain high-end vehicles. Until recently cleaning Alcantara has been somewhat of a mystery. Only basic instructions have been provided, and frankly, they are inadequate. Sonax has solved the mystery by providing a high-end, easy-to-use cleaner that is very easy to use!

SONAX Dashboard Cleaner 283241 (not for leather)


SKU: 283241
 

Price Each:

$ 12.99
SONAX Dashboard Cleaner 283241 (not for leather)
 

SONAX Dashboard Cleaner Matte Finish cleans and maintains all plastic, wood, and non-leather dashboard surfaces in automotive interiors. The original matte appearance of the dashboard and plastic components are preserved with no glare, oily or slick surfaces. Prevents electro-static buildup which repels dust while leaving behind a fresh, pleasant scent. Silicone-free & solvent-free formula.

 

SONAX Leather Foam Foaming Leather Cleaner 289300


SKU: 289300
 

Price Each:

$ 14.99
SONAX Leather Foam Foaming Leather Cleaner 289300
 

Don′t just clean your leather seats and interior, Sonax foam them. Cleaning leather can be a real pain. Inexpensive products leave streaks. Sonax foam is perfect for heated seats.

SONAX Premium Class Leather Cleaner 281141


SKU: 281141
 

Price Each:

$ 19.99
SONAX Premium Class Leather Cleaner 281141
 

This is the premium grade Sonax leather cleaner. Unlike our standard leather cleaner it is not a two in one product. It should be used in conjunction with SONAX Premium Class Leather Care Cream to protect, maintain, and seal the leather.

SONAX Premium Class Leather Care Cream 282141


SKU: 282141
 

Price Each:

$ 24.99
SONAX Premium Class Leather Care Cream 282141
 

Premium leather care for premium vehicles. SONAX Premium Class Leather Care Cream creates a UV resistant, hydrophobic barrier on yuur leather seat without making it slick. Do not use on aniline leather and suede.

SONAX Multi-Purpose Auto Interior Cleaner 321200


SKU: 321200
 

Price Each:

$ 10.99
SONAX Multi-Purpose Auto Interior Cleaner 321200
 

It used to be called  SONAX Upholstery & Carpet Cleaner and now goes by SONAX Multi-Purpose Auto Interior Cleaner 321200 because it cleans just about everything. While we suggest leather cleaners for leather this product is great for quick wipe downs of most of your interior and it is safe to use on leather for daily cleaning.

Where do we use this product? Not every day is a full detail day. This product is perfect for a quick wipe-down of interior plastics, leather, and fabric. It is also great for deodorizing and spot removal un seats and carpeted floors.

 

 

 

SONAX Clear Glass Glass Cleaner and Clay Disc Lube 750ml 338400


SKU: 338400
 

Price Each:

$ 12.99
SONAX Clear Glass Glass Cleaner and Clay Disc Lube 750ml 338400
 

Slow drying, no alcohol glass cleaner. Keep your glass clean with Sonax glass cleaner! Easily remove insects, dirt, grime, exhaust film, and even nicotine. This is also lube for SONAX clay disc. 

 

Product Size:
750ml (25.36 FL OZ)

SONAX Plastic Care Interior / Exterior Plastic Detailer 500mL 255241


SKU: 255241
 

Price Each:

$ 14.99
SONAX Plastic Care  Interior / Exterior Plastic Detailer  500mL 255241
 

Sonax plastic detailer is perfect for detailing the plastic components of your vehicle, inside and out.  COnceals scratches and dull spots. WOrks great on unpainted plastics. Awesome for the engine bay.

 

There are places you do not want to use this product. They include glass, paintwork, fabrics, radios, displays, operating elements on the vehicle, bicycle, or motorbike seats. Simply spray and let it dry

SONAX MultiStar APC Multi Purpose Light Degreaser & All Purpose Cleaner


SKU: 627400
 

Price Each:

$ 14.99
SONAX MultiStar APC  Multi Purpose Light Degreaser & All Purpose  Cleaner
 

Be Cautious! Multi Star is a nice ′little bit of everything approach to light degreasing and cleaning, especially on the exterior. For interior applications, it is stronger than the Sonax multi-purpose cleaner but it is not for use on leather, clear plastics, leavers, radio, or sat-nav devices. Long story short this is a light cleaner for the exterior and a relatively strong cleaner for the exterior so use it with caution. Applied to the wrong surfaces can cause damage or staining.

We use this product on wheel wells and highly soiled carpets but we use 321200 for most multi-purpose interior applications. It does work very well on heavily soiled carpets and some floor plastic or rubber floor mats. We start with 321200  and use this if the stain can′t be removed. But test it first -- such as on the underside of a rubber mat.  When cleaning rubber mats we suggest hosing them off or use a pressure washer. Don′t allow it to dry on the surface.

Always test first and always remove.

SONAX Dirt Eraser and Foaming Leather Applicator 2 Pack 416000


SKU: 416000
 

Price Each:

$ 7.99
SONAX Dirt Eraser and Foaming Leather Applicator  2 Pack 416000
 

Sonax dirt eraser is a multi-function consensed cleaning sponge used with water or specialty Sonax cleaners. Use it inside your vehicle to remove stubborn stains, scuff marks, and even shoe polish from door panels and other plastic components.  Use it on the exterior of your vehicle to remove polish and wax from unpainted plastic or rubber. 

Our favorite application is to use it to remove excess Sonax foaming leather cleaner/conditioner and excess dirt in one step.

 

Do not use on paintwork or varnished or painted plastics.

SONAX Microfiber Interior and Glass Cloth Plus (2 Pack) 416541


SKU: 416541
 

Price Each:

$ 10.99
SONAX Microfiber Interior and Glass Cloth Plus (2 Pack) 416541
 

Our go-to Sonax cloth for glass and mirrors. Works well on interior plastics, upholstery, and carpets. Streak-resistant, ultra-fine.  Often used wet for cleaning. Used dry for simple wiping or polishing.  Great for products like SOnax interior and multi-purpose cleaners.

SONAX Care Pad for Plastics 417200


SKU: 417200
 

Price Each:

$ 8.99
SONAX Care Pad for Plastics 417200
 

SONAX Care Pad for Plastic is designed for applying products for the care of interior plastic compnents. Great for hard-to-reach areas.

SONAX Microfiber Cloths Ultrafine (3 Pack) 450700


SKU: 450700
 

Price Each:

$ 19.99
SONAX Microfiber Cloths Ultrafine (3 Pack) 450700
 

3 Pack professional-grade tagless microfiber cloths.

These are our most popular Sonax Microfiber towels. Each towel in the pack has a unique colored seam so you can use a different towel for different portions of your vehicle and eliminate contamination. Designed to leave a streak-free, scratch-free finish . Highly absorbent and insanely soft.

Interior Use

Exterior Use

 

SONAX Microfiber Drying Cloth Towel (Blue) 450800


SKU: 450800
 

Price Each:

$ 19.99
SONAX Microfiber Drying Cloth Towel (Blue) 450800
 

The not so little towel that could. Our blue drying towel from Sonax absorbs 10x its weight in water. Dries your vehicle while being gentle on the paint. Just use one side to absorb the water and wipe again with the other side.

SONAX Pet Hair Brush 491400


SKU: 491400
 

Price Each:

$ 19.99
SONAX Pet Hair Brush 491400
 

If you have a dog or cat The SONAX Pet Hair Brush is essential to your car detailing needs. It has soft rubber bristles that make quick work of removing animal hair from carpeted floors, seats, and upholstery. Brush it into a single location and remove it with your vacuum.

SONAX Textile & Leather Brush 416741


SKU: 416741
 

Price Each:

$ 10.99
SONAX Textile & Leather Brush 416741
 

The Sonax leather brush also works for textile and Alcantara. Fabric materials need to be slightly moistened prior to use. Leather surfaces will be done in conjunction with Sonax leather cleaner and conditioner. For best results moisten with the appropriate cleaner. Always test a small area.

 

SONAX Intensive Cleaning Brush 491700


SKU: 491700
 

Price Each:

$ 14.99
SONAX Intensive Cleaning Brush 491700
 

So it′s been a little longer than you would like to admit since you cleaned those rubber mats or gross carpets. Now you want to clean them and clean them right.  SONAX Intensive Cleaning Brush 491700 is perfect for cleaning interior textiles. Always spot-check before use and use with the appropriate SONAX brand cleaner.

SONAX Premium Leather Chamois 416300


SKU: 416300
 

Price Each:

$ 27.99
SONAX Premium Leather Chamois 416300
 

Nothing wipes windows, glass, and painted surfaces better than real leather. This  20 inches x 15 inches SONAX Premium Leather Chamois will leave glass and painted surfaces streak-free.

The Nifty Brush Interior Detailing Brush


SKU: ACC_G21
 

Price Each:

$ 7.99
The Nifty Brush Interior Detailing Brush
 
Chemical Guys The Nifty Brush Interior Detailing Brush

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What do you need to clean inside your car or vehicle?

Cleaning the inside of your car or truck takes time, dedication, products, tools, and, let’s face it, a little bit of money. But what do you really need to keep your car clean? First things first, you will need a high-quality vacuum and an attachment set designed for detailing cars. In many cases, we can use what we already have in our homes. Many of us invest in a vacuum specifically for the car. Our favorite is the Vacmaster Pro (VFB511B0201) with either the Mr. Nozzle attachments or Ridgid VT2534 detailing set. Both are available elsewhere. All steps are premised on complete vacuuming.

Remove Pet Hair

After a thorough vacuuming, if you have a pet, you should take a pet hair brush such as the Sonax 491400 and move all of the pet hair to one location for each area and then remove it with a vacuum. This step might be repeated several times and is usually done on carpeted areas and cloth seats. Most of the time, pet hair can be wiped off of your dashboard and leather seats. Depending on the amount of pet hair and how hard it is to remove, in many cases, you can use the brush first and only vacuum once. Often you will find yourself going back and forth between the two. Do it how you feel comfortable. In many cases, a good vacuum can take a lot of the loose hair out. PRO TIP: Often, it is faster, and you get better results to work through one section of the vehicle completely. Especially on larger cars.

Clean the Dashboard

In many cars and trucks, cleaning the dashboard will be as simple as wiping it down with a dashboard cleaner such as Sonax Dashboard Cleaner. If we have higher-end materials such as leather, we need to be a little more careful. Some vehicles will even have a combination of leather and plastic on the dash. When leather is involved, we will usually wipe the entire surface with a leather-safe multi-purpose cleaner. DO NOT use the dashboard cleaner on leather. Depending on how often we clean the car, we do not always use a leather cleaner and conditioner, but it is important to do so from time to time. It will help keep the leather looking new and protect it from UV rays. Pay attention to the cleaner you are using. While some cleaners are sprayed directly on the surface, many are best applied by spraying the product on the microfiber cloth and then rubbed on — then wiped off with a clean microfiber. As a side note, Care Pad for Plastics is a great tool to use for many dashboards.

Door Panels, Trim & Console

Care Pad for Plastics is a superb pad to use for these areas. Which cleaner you use is a matter of personal preference. Most people tend to use a multi-purpose cleaner, but Sonax plastic detailer leaves a fantastic, streak-free look that is hard to beat. Just make sure you don’t use it on screens, radios, levers, buttons, etc.

Interior Windows & Glass

We all think about washing our windows outside, but keeping clean windows inside is also very important. We offer several different glass cleaners; each will have its own product specifics. Spraying Sonax glass cleaner directly onto the cool interior glass and wiping it with a wet microfiber cloth before drying to streak-free clean works very well. Just make sure you use a fresh Microfiber during each stage of the cleaning process. We suggest the Sonax glass-specific cloth.

Tools and Applicators

The tools and applicators on this page work very well. We highly suggest all of them. If you are looking to clean your car on a budget, almost everything can be done with a good set of microfiber cloths. Just make sure you use a fresh one for each area and product. We also often run specials with the essential tools that are included in larger kits.

Steering Wheel & Console

Depending on the materials used, typically, the console and steering wheel can be cleaned with a good multi-purpose cleaner. Again, if you have a leather surface, it is good to use a leather cleaner and conditioner from time to time.

Leather Seats and Leather Components

The first thing to understand is that every manufacturer and after-market manufacturer has different care recommendations. We advise reviewing them and test any product you are using for colorfastness. The next thing to understand is the difference between detailing your vehicle and cleaning it or wiping it down. For example, after a long trip, you might take a leather-safe multi-purpose cleaner such as SONAX Multi-Purpose Auto Interior Cleaner, spray some on a clean microfiber cloth and wipe everything down. That is a great way to keep it clean. From time to time, it is important to give full detailing to the leather components. We offer several different products, and different approaches can be used, depending on the product. One of our founders recently shared how he details the leather seats and console in his F250. The F250 has vented leather seats. While SONAX leather cleaner is safe to spray directly on the seats, he applies it to either the SONAX leather brush or dirt eraser. Then he takes his index finger (in a glove) and spreads the cleaner evenly over the applicator of choice. He then uses the applicator to apply the product evenly and massage it into the area he is working on. Then he wipes it off with the dirt eraser and buffs it with a clean microfiber towel. For areas other than the seats, he just uses the cloth and dirt eraser. The dirt eraser is entirely optional but helps to pick up stubborn stains. If your seats were Alcantara, SONAX Upholstery & Alcantara Cleaner could be used in place of the multi-purpose or leather cleaners.

Cloth seats & Carpets

For routine cleaning, we use SONAX Multi-Purpose Auto Interior Cleaner for cloth seats. For tough stains on cloth seats, we suggest trying SONAX Upholstery & Alcantara Cleaner. The leather and textile brush works well but make sure you wipe it off with a clean and dry microfiber towel. For tough stains on carpets, SONAX MultiStar Multi-Purpose Light Degreaser & Cleaner can be used with extreme caution.

Rubber or Plastic Mats

Some vehicles are used hard. Often we put all-season rubber or plastic mats in these vehicles. We would suggest removing the mats from the vehicle and hosing it off. Then apply SONAX MultiStar Multi-Purpose Light Degreaser & Cleaner and scrub using a microfiber towel or, for extremely soiled mats, the intensive brush. Hose it off again and wipe it clean and dry with a fresh microfiber towel.

Other Plastics and Rubber Parts

We also offer an interior/exterior plastic detailer for plastic parts and products for chrome. We advise using the Sonax rubber protectant on door seals before the winter months.