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Old 08-21-2013, 12:36 AM   #1
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Car Cleaning and Cloth Seat Cleaning

So this is more of a two part post.

Part one is that I have been pretty lazy with cleaning my MK3 since I got it. It's my first car so i'm learning a lot about car care. I am going to Connecticut for College this year and, unlike where I live in Jersey, there is a self serve car wash 4 minutes away and I know they have rough winters there so I really want to try and keep my car as clean as possible and be more pro-active about it. Luckily my school has parking garages so when i'm not driving it will be sitting in a covered spot. My question is what are some extra products I need to keep the car clean and waxed after using the self-serve wash. Both interior and exterior.

Part two is that I have the cloth seats in my MK3 and my girlfriend spilt salsa on one of the seats and I noticed another had a stain on it from something. What is a good product to clean them and get them back to new?

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Spot shot is a nice product for stains, otherwise a good ole carpet cleaner with a handle attachment will do the trick.
for waxing, you really shouldn't have to rewax after every wash. when done right, it should last like 6. meaning you could once in the fall, and again in spring. maybe mid summer just to keep it all nice. though, any quick spray waxes like those from meguiars are great for in between waxes
interior, your best bet is a vacuum and I know my parents use scotch guard on the carpet/cloth, which helps alot to keep stains out. spray it on every cloth spot, even under mats and such. wipe the dash with your wipe/spray of choice.
there are a ton of posts on here about specific products and cleaning and winter protection. in fact, there's even a specific forum for all detailing things. I'd say hit that up for less generic answers
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