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Almost every square inch of the interior of my car is disgusting. Probably 46 years of dirt. I've bought some Chemical Bother's upholstery cleaner and used it at the lowest dilution. Scrubbing and scrubbing with a stiff bristled brush on the inside of the driver's door, the driver's seat (MBTex I think) and the padded "horseshoe" section at the back and I am disappointed. I don't see any real improvement. My fingers have pruned though! :D

I see that in the past Aerospace 303 is recommended for protecting and also Lexol, but what about deep cleaning? Is there something out there that can do wonders for my tired old interior? 馃 Should I get one of those brush attachments for my drill? :p

Thanks, Andy
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Thanks for all of the suggestions! I never thought of a steam cleaner.

Andy
So far so good. Still plenty to do but here is what I ended up going with:

Carpets - Kaboom with Oxy Clean using Dremel Versa with bristle brush attachment
Panels and seats - Meguiars Mirror Glaze 39 Professional Heavy Duty Vinyl Cleaner using Dremel Versa with bristle brush attachment, followed up with several coats of 303 Aerospace and a shop cloth

The Dremel Versa works really well, although I got some Kaboom in my eyes :p

I couldn't make it look like new so there is a patina as Carl mentioned.

So much nicer sitting in a clean car that doesn't have that old car smell.

Andy

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Thanks Miko - all I can smell right now is Kaboom :p Hopefully it stays that way. Andy
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