Dashboard cleaning,

Talk about whats Hot or Not in your 406. Fitting Leather? New Steering Wheel? Changed the pedals? Ask and tell in here!

Moderator: Moderators

User avatar
lozz
3.0 24v
Posts: 11910
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:18 pm
Location: where-ever

Re: Dashboard cleaning,

Post by lozz » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:20 pm

its all leather mate,

dash is only sticky in places not all of it,
like you say, its the stuff its made out of, its not like The Materials used in other cars,
Took it too a Valet place its still the same.

FarmerPug
2.0 HDI 110
Posts: 9644
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:42 pm
Location: The Countryside, Northern Ireland
Contact:

Re: Dashboard cleaning,

Post by FarmerPug » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:48 pm

As long as the dash isn't sticky on the bits of it that are touched i.e. radio buttons, heater controls etc its not too bad.
Its still annoying though to have a sticky area, does the dash look any different on the sticky areas can you see it darker or any stains on it?
If its leather one of them leather cleaners is the best thing to clean it with.

User avatar
lozz
3.0 24v
Posts: 11910
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:18 pm
Location: where-ever

Re: Dashboard cleaning,

Post by lozz » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:54 pm

Theres no stains on anything mate,
tbh the car inside looks brandnew, its just Tacky touch something and your hands feel sticky afterwards

its ok in winter but inthis warm heat its a pain,

FarmerPug
2.0 HDI 110
Posts: 9644
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:42 pm
Location: The Countryside, Northern Ireland
Contact:

Re: Dashboard cleaning,

Post by FarmerPug » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:13 pm

the clio only had a plastic dash but the steering wheel was the same it left the hands feeling a bit sticky after driving it on a hot day. My mum drives it now and i never notice it being a problem it could be them alcohol hand washes she uses that dries out the leather and takes the stickiness away, they could be worth a try you can get them as the gel or as a cloth. They are also very good as firelighters when the sunny jim is all used up :oops:

User avatar
lozz
3.0 24v
Posts: 11910
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:18 pm
Location: where-ever

Re: Dashboard cleaning,

Post by lozz » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:24 pm

im thinking its that stuff whats on it for cleaning the leather seats,
im wondering if theyve used the same stuff on the dash and steering wheel,
(the stuff that cleans and feeds leather,)

FarmerPug
2.0 HDI 110
Posts: 9644
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:42 pm
Location: The Countryside, Northern Ireland
Contact:

Re: Dashboard cleaning,

Post by FarmerPug » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:27 pm

Have you got a picture of your dash?
The gliptone stuff is great, they do an orange cleaner which you scrub in let it sit then buff off and it gets rid of any stains I've ever seen on the beige seats of the 406 even oil and ink comes off with it. The conditioner they do leaves the leather nice and soft.

User avatar
lozz
3.0 24v
Posts: 11910
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:18 pm
Location: where-ever

Re: Dashboard cleaning,

Post by lozz » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:33 pm

no mate ive not pictures,
iwill take one tomoz and post it,

the dash is plastic but its got a bit of leather/rubber finninsh to it,

ipresume not much diffent to clio,

FarmerPug
2.0 HDI 110
Posts: 9644
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:42 pm
Location: The Countryside, Northern Ireland
Contact:

Re: Dashboard cleaning,

Post by FarmerPug » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:37 pm

The clio was plastic with a sort of leather look effect which is quite matte. The 406 tries the same thing but is let down with its glossy finish, but at least its easy to clean.

User avatar
lozz
3.0 24v
Posts: 11910
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:18 pm
Location: where-ever

Re: Dashboard cleaning,

Post by lozz » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:47 pm

ive just remberd something the chap told me about the car, igot it off,

he said when someone was driving it someone through concrete block over abridge and it went through windscreen,
now im wondering if the car was left with no screen in for aday or so and its been in the sun,

FarmerPug
2.0 HDI 110
Posts: 9644
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:42 pm
Location: The Countryside, Northern Ireland
Contact:

Re: Dashboard cleaning,

Post by FarmerPug » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:35 pm

It could be the windscreen glue, its unlikely the sun would make the dashboard sticky unless the car in question is a maestro or rover 800.

User avatar
lozz
3.0 24v
Posts: 11910
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:18 pm
Location: where-ever

Re: Dashboard cleaning,

Post by lozz » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:38 pm

ive just orderd some stuff for cleaning upvc plastic window frames,and patio furniture
thinking that might clean it, nowt lost if it dont as iwill just use it on the window frames in the house,

User avatar
lozz
3.0 24v
Posts: 11910
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:18 pm
Location: where-ever

Re: Dashboard cleaning,

Post by lozz » Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:05 pm

Sorted,

iwent and got some of this, http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Meguiars-Ulti ... 0469394917
its brillant stuff, expensive tho in the shops

FarmerPug
2.0 HDI 110
Posts: 9644
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:42 pm
Location: The Countryside, Northern Ireland
Contact:

Re: Dashboard cleaning,

Post by FarmerPug » Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:34 pm

meguairs do good stuff, is the stickiness gone?

User avatar
lozz
3.0 24v
Posts: 11910
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:18 pm
Location: where-ever

Re: Dashboard cleaning,

Post by lozz » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:18 am

yes it seems to have gone, 8) Megs is excellent stuff, abit expensive tho,

but its worth buying as it does what it says on the tin,

Harshan
2.2 16v
Posts: 249
Joined: Wed May 23, 2007 4:20 am
Location: Sri Lanka
Contact:

Re: Dashboard cleaning,

Post by Harshan » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:16 am

of all products I can source here, Armor All gave the best results in removing stains and what not from interior.
----------------------------------------------------------------
2007, 407SW HDi 2.0l
1980, Volkswagen GolfD 1.6l
-----------------------------------
1996, 1.8(8v), SL ( The BEST Peugeot I've ever had. It kept me working on it, fixing it almost every day, I miss you)

Post Reply