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    My S3 has the Silvar Alacantra interior, which is basically white and gets pretty dirty pretty quickly!

    What is the best products/methods to clean this material?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 14nce View Post
    My S3 has the Silvar Alacantra interior, which is basically white and gets pretty dirty pretty quickly!

    What is the best products/methods to clean this material?
    Steam cleaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fonzie View Post
    Speaking of matte wheels, will the red daytona brushes scratch? And will a car wash such as the banana gloss be suitable on the nanolex matte paint selant?
    Daytona Brushes are scratch free. You can definitely use these but even on a matte surface we would advise to be careful and use Microfibre.

    You can use the Banana Gloss Shampoo just be aware that it does contain glossing agents and may change the finish of the surface or even leave 'glossy' parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 14nce View Post
    My S3 has the Silvar Alacantra interior, which is basically white and gets pretty dirty pretty quickly!

    What is the best products/methods to clean this material?
    Wouldn't advise to use steam cleaning as mentioned, simple due to the fact the heat can cause the colour to fade and also steam cleaning only cleans the surface itself and nothing below.

    A proper shampoo extractor would be best to use, or alternatively if you want to just do a spot clean you can try Autobrite Alcantara Clean which we found to work surprisingly well. (test on Alfa alcantara)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fonzie View Post
    Speaking of matte wheels, will the red daytona brushes scratch? And will a car wash such as the banana gloss be suitable on the nanolex matte paint selant?
    To add Chris.... It will be the contaminants as well that cause scratching. I have used the wheel woolies for ages, and they are fantastic. I just remember to give the wheels a good rinse hose off first before washing by hand, and treat the woolies like I would a sponge for the car, and keep them away from dirt etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dub View Post
    To add Chris.... It will be the contaminants as well that cause scratching. I have used the wheel woolies for ages, and they are fantastic. I just remember to give the wheels a good rinse hose off first before washing by hand, and treat the woolies like I would a sponge for the car, and keep them away from dirt etc.
    I haven't used the wheel woolies yet (they're pretty expensive :/) but I always use the Gerni and never just the garden hose. And yeap, I too always keep brushes in a clean bucket of water when not in use.

    Might have to use a different shampoo for the wheels I guess..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fonzie View Post
    I haven't used the wheel woolies yet (they're pretty expensive :/) but I always use the Gerni and never just the garden hose. And yeap, I too always keep brushes in a clean bucket of water when not in use.

    Might have to use a different shampoo for the wheels I guess..
    You've spent all that money on new wheels. Not worth skimping for a minor investment IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dub View Post
    You've spent all that money on new wheels. Not worth skimping for a minor investment IMO
    I get what you mean, will take another look at the woolies
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    Hi I have a 2008 Jetta in Deep Black Pearl clearcoat, it had a paint protection and has spent most of it's life in the sun (no undercover parking during the day)

    I plan on giving it a claying what is the best product to use after this to protect the paint. It receives very little attention other than a bushless wash every 2 months.
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