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    marknashe is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Keeping the CTS clean

    I was just wondering what everyone was using for cleaning products, specifically the items below

    1) what do you use to wash/dry your car with? Everything I find leave a ton of lint. I even found this microfiber wash mitt that leaves a ton of lint. Also, are chamois the only good thing that can be used for drying cars? I personally don't care for them

    2) what do you wipe down seats with? The dealership told me leather cleaner, but whats the best kind to use? I have a few spots, I don't if its from wearing jeans, or whatever, but I don't want to just use anything. On my old car, I would use a damp cloth with ivory soap, but not sure that's good for leather

    Any product links or names would be greatly appreciated


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    Re: Keeping the CTS clean

    Meguiars makes a lot of care care products. I also like Zymol leather products. Use quality Microfiber wipes. Keep belt buckles away when you clean the outside. Meguiars has products in every auto store and Wally world. There are others... Google car care products..

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    Re: Keeping the CTS clean

    I use Adams products at home and have a pro do it when I am too busy.

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    Re: Keeping the CTS clean

    Mothers has been the gold standard for me. People still ask if I am driving my new CTS when they see my 05 sts. That is all I ever used.

    Also, how could you ever clean the rear glass below where the speaker (I think subwoofer) meets the glass. Seems impossible.

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    Re: Keeping the CTS clean

    I absolutely Love these products! especially the sealants.. They aren't cheap but they are absolutely top notch for the delicate paint on the CTS'

    http://www.chemicalguys.com/?Click=1...gn=CHEMGENERIC

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    Re: Keeping the CTS clean

    Be careful how much leather cleaner you use as if you have perforated leather seats it does seep through and destroys the foam cushion. They end up being crunchy and won't get warrantied I'm guessing.

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    Re: Keeping the CTS clean

    Anybody have any ideas on drying other than a chamois? I dislike them too. I can never seem to get them dry enough in between wringings and it winds up leaving streaks.

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    Re: Keeping the CTS clean

    I use the synthetic chamois like "Absorber" or Sham-wow

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    Re: Keeping the CTS clean

    A quality microfiber towel or two is what I use. Stay away from the cheap 3-6 pack at Autozone and similar places. Get a good one from any of the quality brands listed above...about all have them.

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    Re: Keeping the CTS clean

    Griots Garage and Auto Geek have really neat cleaning tools like the water squeegee to get the excess water off before a terry cloth toweling (what I use). Any of the major brands including Griots sell nice cleaning supplies. Advance Auto sells Lexol leather cleaners and some of the Griots products like on the Griot website.


    Surf Griot's Garage and Auto Geek to look at some of the cool tools that make life easier. I also like the extension wand that is used to do interior windows. It can hold microfiber towel or pad and can get into the tiniest corners with ease.

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    Re: Keeping the CTS clean

    This place is an excellent source of quality microfiber wash mits, detailing/polishing towels, and waffle-weave drying towels.
    http://www.microfibertech.com/Detail...els_c_231.html
    As other also stated, spend some time on AutoGeek.

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    Re: Keeping the CTS clean

    Quote Originally Posted by marknashe View Post
    I was just wondering what everyone was using for cleaning products, specifically the items below

    1) what do you use to wash/dry your car with? Everything I find leave a ton of lint. I even found this microfiber wash mitt that leaves a ton of lint. Also, are chamois the only good thing that can be used for drying cars? I personally don't care for them

    2) what do you wipe down seats with? The dealership told me leather cleaner, but whats the best kind to use? I have a few spots, I don't if its from wearing jeans, or whatever, but I don't want to just use anything. On my old car, I would use a damp cloth with ivory soap, but not sure that's good for leather

    Any product links or names would be greatly appreciated
    If you are new into interior detailing, dont waste your time, money and spend effort on separate conditioners, cleaners etc, I have always used since my previous car Armor All Leather Cleaner Conditioner (a 2 in 1 product) and now am using a second seemingly identical TUFF STUFF that does the exact job, simply spray on leather seats (like you do on any other surface, dont soak it with spray!!) wait few moments, wipe off, literally the product is very easy to use, and leaves the leather feeling different (probably due to blocking agents in it),

    just make sure you don't spray a lot, and avoid at all means spraying on mirror finish plastic, glass or even fabric, as this material can get oily and hard to clean of glass finishing.

    as for the rest of the car i use high quality (non expensive though) Highly plush micro fiber cloth to clean almost anything around the card, it DOES attract dust like magnet, and if you don't believe me, try wipe the leather seats with it in motion, and get ready for electric zaps all over your hands (it hurts too), none the less it helps cleaning most of the car interior from dust and lint, and i have never noticed it leaving any sort of lint behind, probably u tried something cheap, dirty or not exactly micro fiber ??...

    keep it simply and don't over complicate things AMOF my car interior is almost ALWAYS cleaner than the outside

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    Re: Keeping the CTS clean

    microfibers need a pre use wash in a washing machine and dryer (WITHOUT FABRIC SOFTENER/SMELLY NICEY TOSS IN PAPER THINGIES) then use should be lint free

    This series should answer any cleaning questions

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    Re: Keeping the CTS clean

    Exterior products:


    I have used Meguiar's products for literally decades, and have been nothing but impressed with everything they have developed.

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    Re: Keeping the CTS clean

    Fire up the leaf blower. Gets 90% of the water off. Then microfiber to finish up.

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