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Old 07-06-2009, 04:20 PM   #1
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Anyone else having trouble keeping the interior clean??

I have the black interior and it has been very difficult to keep clean. It scuffs very easily. Every time I get into/out of my car it scuffs the sides and door sills. I know black shows everything but I thought I would only have a problem keeping the mats clean. I like the door sill plates that you can purchase but I'm not sure if they will help or if they are just for looks.

Any suggestions?
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Old 07-06-2009, 04:30 PM   #2
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Old 07-06-2009, 04:31 PM   #3
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Old 07-06-2009, 04:34 PM   #4
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Had the same problem with the plastic panels etc. Just use an Armor All wipe and the problem goes away completely.

Now I'm expecting the flames for using Armor All. I'm sure there are similar products out there that are better, but this worked fine for me...
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Old 07-06-2009, 04:37 PM   #5
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No issues with Armor all here. Hey it's cheap and gets the job done fairly well.... Win Win
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Old 07-06-2009, 04:59 PM   #6
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I look forward to replacing my center console lid with a leather one when available (I have a 1LT. Not sure if the 2LT/2SS are leather). Mine get elbow marks like crazy!
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:19 PM   #7
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The black plastic on the door of mine scuffs extremely easily. But using a cleaning wipe seems to eliminate them easily enough. I notice them also on the plastic where the seat belt thing is.
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:32 PM   #8
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my monte SS is all black.. in and out. the secret... TAKE CARE OF IT> and in between weekly love-fests, i keep a detailing cloth in my center console for scuffs, dust, and general schmutz that comes with any sexy beast. and when its camaro time, its STILL gonna be BLACK / BLACK! love it! and CONGRATS!
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:34 PM   #9
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I second Armor All, I have been getting scuff marks on the door sill from getting in and out of the car. I put the Armor All on and now it doesn't scuff.

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Old 07-06-2009, 09:08 PM   #10
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The black plastic on my door can't stay spot free, other than that everything else stays clean.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:39 PM   #11
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I recently tried 'Turtle Wax Ice' "Interior Treatment" and like the results.


Occassionally I've used a stronger product to remove scuff marks from shoes, etc., which is a degreaser such as 'Orange Blast'.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:43 PM   #12
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Ive always used armor all on all my cars. To the people who has already used this how often do you guys apply this? I have been waiting to see what everyone was using. I didnt know how well the armor all would work on hard plastic interior? Good post guys.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:52 PM   #13
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:54 PM   #14
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Ive always used armor all on all my cars. To the people who has already used this how often do you guys apply this? I have been waiting to see what everyone was using. I didnt know how well the armor all would work on hard plastic interior? Good post guys.
I've used Armor All as well. I've used it on "customer cars" alot.

Usually I use their Interior Cleaner/Detailer first, followed up by either "Original" or "low luster" A.A., applied, then buffed with a clean towel to remove any excess.

I'd recommend using it once every two weeks.

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Old 07-06-2009, 10:17 PM   #15
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glad you guys made a thread of this, My SS interrior always scuffs when I get out. I hope the Armor All works!
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:40 PM   #16
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Seriously girls, don't use Armor All. It's a greasy slimy product that gives you a shine for a while but ultimately dries everything out and becomes nothing but a magnet for dust, hair, and things god doesn't want your camaro to attract. Dishsoap and water FTW.
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:06 AM   #17
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:16 AM   #18
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Somehow I think you're imagining using a hose connected to the fire hydrant down at the corner of the street....Really, I'm not. More of a damp type water thingie.
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:40 AM   #19
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Thanks for the input guys!
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:37 AM   #20
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Ive now remembered again thanks to my IO interior how much light colored leather sucks and that you can see every bit of dirt you may have had on your clothing on the leather.
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Somehow I think you're imagining using a hose connected to the fire hydrant down at the corner of the street....Really, I'm not. More of a damp type water thingie.
I stand back a bit and water my doors
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:37 PM   #23
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:48 PM   #24
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Are there any types of clear protective striping I can use door sills?
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:18 AM   #25
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Armor All has a new product with original lustor not the old greasy look. I've used Armor All for 25 years with no issues. Done many searches for proof of it doing damage, couldn't find any. I think any treatment is better than none.
Anyways as far as the scuff marks go open the door all the way and lift your feet. The only scuffs I get are on the passenger side from those lazy slobs, lol.
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