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Interior detailing tips/tricks for Softex and 5th Gen 4Runners in general

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by stpauli914, Jun 30, 2022.

  1. Jun 30, 2022 at 5:50 AM
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    stpauli914

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    Slow day at work so I'd like to do a little Amazon shopping for interior cleaning/detailing products for my 22 Pro. Looking for recommendations for products that you all like for the Softex as well as dash and trim etc. Look forward to hearing what you all use as well as things to avoid. Also any hints or tricks to keeping the interior looking its best is appreciated.

    Aaron

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  2. Jun 30, 2022 at 5:56 AM
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    icyhotahs

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    For the Softex: don't use products! Just wipe down with a wet terry or micro fiber.
     
  3. Jun 30, 2022 at 6:11 AM
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    Brandonium

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    I use Aerospace 303 on softex. ZERO issues in 6+ years.
     
  5. Jun 30, 2022 at 6:29 AM
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    DenCo4R

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    If I could have only one product for the interior, it would be Adam's Interior Detailer. Works on basically everything inside your car.
     
  6. Jun 30, 2022 at 6:39 AM
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    Procrastination seems to work for me o_O
     
  7. Jun 30, 2022 at 6:42 AM
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    That's what I've been doing since I bought it :) I've kept up on the exterior but time to care care of the inside :)
     
  8. Jun 30, 2022 at 7:44 AM
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    GrantA

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    303 here as well
     
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  9. Jun 30, 2022 at 7:56 AM
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    Beachguy

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    I second this. It smells good too. I keep a bottle inside my 4R at all times for cleaning up after my dog.
     
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  11. Jun 30, 2022 at 8:21 AM
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    I use P&S Xpress, microfiber, and detail brush. Smells like cherry's and leaves a matte finish. 303 on the dash and doors. If you go with an APC like meguiar's, you'll want to use a protectant since the APC will strip the UV protectant. Also dilute meguiar's to 10:1.
     
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  12. Jun 30, 2022 at 9:11 AM
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    Dash, Doors, Console, Windows - Sprayway Glass cleaner with microfiber & compressed air
    Steering Wheel, seats, armrest, kick panels, trunk - Nanolex Interior Cleaner with microfiber & compressed air

    Straight water can be used on the Softex, but it doesn't always get all of the grease/dirt. Nanolex interior cleaner gets all that and leaves an OEM like matte finish.
     
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  13. Jun 30, 2022 at 9:30 AM
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    I just use a damp microfiber on the seats. However I find that they get easily dusty since I open my windows so I'm leaning towards throwing a set of Wet Okole covers on them.
     
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    In my experience it doesn’t matter which snake oil you use. The important thing is to use a brush to get the dirt out of the crannies. I just use soapy water in a spray bottle.
     
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    I've got some Adams that I plan to try - recommended to me.
    BTW - Like your awning (exactly like I wanted to do). Any pictures on how you mounted it? Was curious since there doesn't seem to be a lot of rack length on the Pro.
     
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    I use Optimum no rinse to wash the car, then use the damp drying towels to wipe down the interior. I like Meguiar's interior detailer for the dash and door panels as it offers decent protection without being shiny or greasy. I haven't done anything besides wiping down the softtex seats with the damp ONR towel yet, but have read you should treat them just like leather, so likely will use the Meguiar's leather stuff I have in the garage when I need deeper cleaning.
     
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    Been using 303 for years on everything interior except seats. Spray on microfiber rag, rub it into rag and then wipe down. I have found this method reduces excess and wet appearance left behind.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the great ideas. I had the exterior ceramic coated and use the ONR and microfiber waffle towels for regular wash/dry duties. I will probably use @technikal idea of using the damp towels to wipe down interior after the wash. I also ordered some 303 and the Adams interior detailer to try on the trim and dash to see which I like better. I don't have any pets and my daughter is old enough to know to keep my truck clean LOL.

    @Green Ghost Thank you for the compliments on the awning. I ordered the 6.5 ROAM awning and spaced the mounts as far apart as possible on the stock Pro rack. It is very sturdy. I used the mounts from Fourtrek and they are made for the FJ which has the same diameter rails. One thing I did have to slightly modify was the hole size on the mounts to fit the spacing on the ROAM awning mount.

    http://fourtreks.com/modular_awning_mounts.html
     
  20. Jul 13, 2022 at 3:22 PM
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    I use Chemical Guys Ceramic Interior Detailer and Chemical Guys Total Interior on our entire interior.
     
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    I'm using AMMO NYC Lather interior cleanser, Obey glass & e-cleaner, and Mousse interior conditioner/UV protection.
     
  22. Sep 8, 2022 at 3:08 PM
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    Soap and water on Softex.
     
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    Yep. Spray with soapy water. Wipe with towel. Spray with plain water to rinse. Wipe again. Cheap, fast, and effective.
     
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