Interior Detailing: Mercedes C200
Dirtiest leather seats I’ve seen! A combination of pressure washer, extractor and steam cleaner is used on this interior. [ 45 photos ]
I started by shampooing the mats. Pressure rinsed first, followed by DA scrubbing with Malco’s Lubrisuds All Purpose Shampoo. Rinsed again with pressure washer and extracted out.
Now let’s move on to the interior, the carpets had been stained yellow, and the leather seats were seriously dirty.
So I started by vacuuming the carpets using a brush to release debris trapped in the carpet pile. Wrapped a microfiber on the steam cleaner’s head, sprayed on some Meguiar’s All Purpose Cleaner (10:1) and steam cleaned.
The seat railings were also steam cleaned, this worked a treat to blast out any loose debris and clean it in one go.
For the leather seats, I thought it was going to be a walk in the park, I tried hand scrubbing with Meg’s APC, but was surprised that I did not even remove half of the ingrained dirt. Then I moved onto DA scrubbing, not much difference also. So I switched to Meg’s APC diluted at 4:1, even so, I wasn’t making much of a progress.
Then I remembered Christopher from Sonax telling me about their Stain Remover Sponge working very well on leather. I tried some, and hallelujah it worked a treat! It’s basically a melamine sponge a.k.a magic sponge.
After completing the leather seats, I steam cleaned the tighter areas such as centre console, gear lever area, switches and control.
The amount of dirt removed from the interior.
After cleaning, all surfaces are protected with my favourite products for interior.
Gtechniq I1 Smart Fabric was used on the carpets to prevent future staining and reduce dirt buildup.
Gtechniq L1 leather guard was used on the leather surfaces for protection against UV and dye transfer from clothing, the finish left was non-greasy and non-darkening.
Gtechniq C6 matte dash was used on the remaining areas. As L1, the C6 also left a completely factory looking finish with no added shine, just pure protection.
For the icing on the cake, a Japanese interior deodorant was used to neutralize any bad odours. The car is started and AC is switched on circulating mode to let the deodorant achieve full effect.
That’s all and thanks for looking!
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