Geo's Comps, here's another one for you.
BMW e36 328 cabriolet – Interior Detail
Having previously seen this car a couple of weeks back, I knew what I was in for. The cream carpets were stained, oily and next to ruined. The leather seats were cracked, dirty and blotchy. So much so, that I wasn’t sure what to expect on the clean up.
Product and Process
• Hoover surface debris
• Begin working the rear leather seats (removed..)
• The days pushing, so, start on the carpets to allow plenty of time to dry
• Remove both drivers and passenger seats
• Vac/Clean/Extract carpets
• Continue working leather
• De-dust/wipe-clean dashboard and trim
• Cleanse wooden shiny bits
- Megs APC
- AutoSmart G101
- Gliptone Liquid Leather + Conditioner
- Zaino #9 Leather Cleaner
- Zaino #10 Leather Conditioner
- Furniture Clinic Leather Cleaner
- AutoGlym Interior Shampoo
Pictures and Process
So, de-cluttering the car, I’m left with this little load:
Carpets now showing their true condition:
First though, I’m going to work some leather.. Loaded with everything in my armoury, I remove and tackle the rear seats. Notice there are several quite bad stains/patches throughout.
After removal: (it was like a beach under there, so much sand!(?))
One side of the rear section:
Although an obvious difference was made, the darker stains and soiling remained. Nothing I tried would budge them. Might have to come back this later….
Rear plastics and trim cleaned with G101 whilst accessible.
Passenger rear footwell ready to be worked:
G101 down, agitated, two passes with water and several further passes extracting. Results weren’t bad. Some heavily soiled areas required more hand attention but, unable to fully remove. (rust stains, oil etc)
Passenger Seat removed to make life easier.
Water after passenger side:
Not perfect, but a lot better.
(*note the stains.)
Sometime later, my attention is drawn to the drivers side.
Switched to Megs APC..
Scrubbed. Cleaned and extracted.
50/50 on seats:
Door handle before:
Everything put back together, a couple more hovering sessions and then the dashboard/centre-console cleaned and dusted.
4 hours 58 minutes later:
If I were to say I enjoyed this one, I’d be lying.
Thanks for reading.