How can I clean my black, plastic car interior?

Don't ask me how, but my kids spread some kind of sticky substance all over my dashboard. What is the best way to clean a plastic car interior?

Answer
Wherever children go, a sticky mess is sure to follow! However, there’s almost always a way to clean up after them!
You can clean your plastic car interior by following these simple steps:
  • Vacuum everywhere inside of the vehicle, so you start with a clean slate. Don’t forget to remove and shake out your floor mats.
  • Dust the dashboard a damp cloth. You can also use a soft brush and Q-tips to get into tight corners.
  • Treat the stains and sticky spots with mild soap or auto cleaner. Always test your cleaning solution in an inconspicuous area before washing the whole dashboard and interior.
  • Apply a protectant and polish once cleaning is complete. Both will help keep your car in top shape and prevent future stains.
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Shannon Martin
Answered on Nov 01, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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