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February 29, 2012

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Interior Detailing: Proton Gen2

by Kenneth Tang

Cleaning a nasty 7 years old interior of a Proton Gen2. Sugarcane juice, hair, human slime, you name it.

Some before pictures of the car. The brown stains you see is 7 years old sugarcane juice that had exploded all over the interior.

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Let’s start by cleaning the door cards. Scrubbed using ValetPro Interior All Purpose Cleaner (diluted 1:10) and dressed with ValetPro Talos Protectant.

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Watch the video on the full process for cleaning the door cards.

Then it’s time to clean the headliners. No video for this one as it’s pretty boring to watch, here are some screen captures.

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Next, the seats, process as below (watch video):

– Vacuum loose dirt
– Spray and agitate ValetPro Heavy Duty Carpet Cleaner (diluted 1:10)
– Extract with Karcher SE4001 and ValetPro Heavy Duty Carpet Cleaner (diluted 1:80)
– Re-extract with clean water

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Mats and carpets were also done using the same process (no pics).

Some before and afters:

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Glass and mirrors cleaned with ValetPro Glass Cleaner.

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It was meant to be an interior detail only but the tired looking exterior was just begging for some pampering.

Washed with Osren Bubble and Wax shampoo, waxed with ValetPro Banana Wax, it cleansed the paint pretty well and left it looking glossy and felt slick to touch. Glass was clayed as it felt very rough (overspray) and cleansed with Autoglym Glass Polish by hand.

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Wiping off the Banana Wax residue with the help of ValetPro Citrus Bling. Tired dressed with ValetPro Traditional Tire Dressing.

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Some after shots below:

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Took about 12 hours of work, and needed another full day for the seats to fully dry.

Lessons learned from this detail:

– Cleaning interior is no easy job! Even with the help of an extractor, it is still pretty laborious. I underestimated the task.

– Don’t spray too much liquid onto the seats as it will soak into the foam beneath the fabric, the seat base took much longer to dry than the backrest.

– Even though it’s my first time using an extractor, I could tell the limitations of the Karcher SE4001 already. Low capacity, have to add and change water frequently. The sprayer’s pressure could be higher as it was dripping on me while extracting the headliner. It’s also much louder than the average vacuum cleaner.

– A clean interior will smell good, if your interior stinks, spend the money and get it cleaned. Air fresheners, car ionizers & ozone generators can only do so much. The difference is like stepping from a wet smelly fish market to meadow of fragrant flowers.

Some of the ValetPro products used:
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For my 9gagging friend, the owner of this car. This is for you.
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That’s all folks, thanks for looking! All comments are appreciated!

P.S This post is also posted on a few other forums, you can read their comments below:

http://www.zerotohundred.com/newforums/car-detailing-forums/402537-wetshine-net-cleaning-a-nasty-7-years-old-interior-of-a-proton-gen2.html#post1063892154

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?p=3329925#post3329925

http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/show-n-shine/46814-cleaning-nasty-7-years-old-interior-proton-gen2.html#post628750

22 Comments Post a comment
  1. yapster
    Feb 29 2012

    Exploded sugar cane…righhhhhhhtttt….

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    • Mar 1 2012

      Hehe…it is!

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  2. Jackson
    Feb 29 2012

    Awesome job yet again!

    Hope u wore full protection when cleaning the car. It looks NASTY…..

    If the owner is someone I know, don’t tell me. I’ll whack the fella upside down for letting a car be like this. Imagine the bacteria growing and him breathing it in for the past 7 years.

    Great turnaround job!

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  3. Jamie
    Feb 29 2012

    i can’t imagine sitting or even driving that car before the cleaning, again, you worked disney-like magic on it and voila, it was an eye opener!

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    • Mar 1 2012

      Thanks Jamie!

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  4. adry
    Feb 29 2012

    This turned out great. but actually even the visually clean car interior can yield scary effects.

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    • Mar 1 2012

      Thanks adry…erm…what kinda scary effects?

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  5. Feb 29 2012

    Nasty job Ken! Nice turn-around 🙂

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  6. david
    Feb 29 2012

    great job bro,

    where do you get those clear extractor attachments for Karcher.

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    • Mar 1 2012

      Hi David, the shop that I bought it from had it in stock. You can always ask the shop to order it for you.

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  7. Jox
    Feb 29 2012

    Woo d told me to read this so I’d appreciate the ride I’m about to get. Super magic ken hahaha freaking amazing. Yc?

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    • Mar 1 2012

      Hahaha thanks Jox! Sry had to leave early yesterday.

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  8. The Humble owner of this car
    Mar 1 2012

    Gotta love the out-of-this-world transformation to my car. It was no ordinary detailing job, it was magic. SWEEEEEETTTT JEEESUSSSSSS…… HAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!

    Onwards,
    Daz

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    • Mar 1 2012

      Sweeeeeet jeeeesus…haha..thanks for evrrything man

      Reply
  9. gen2
    Mar 8 2012

    TS, where can i get all those products?

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  10. air_on
    Mar 9 2012

    bro,

    whr do u get all those valetpro products ? im kinda interested to get those juices.

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  11. Edison Chong
    Oct 22 2012

    Hi there, can i know what’s the machine used by you for cleaning the car seat ?? It’s look totally amazing clean

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  12. Oct 25 2014

    I see you used the carpet extractor on the headliner, it didn’t mess it up or make it sag?

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  13. Oct 25 2014

    I see you used the carpet extractor on the headliner, it didn’t mess it up in any way?

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  14. nadeem
    May 29 2015

    I need to buy this but I don’t no where firm I get

    Reply
  15. nadeem
    May 29 2015

    Can any body let me which shop I get this

    Reply

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