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Old 03-31-19, 03:27 AM
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Default Cleaning dust on the Dash

The new California dusters are not that good anymore. Any ideas?
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I use 303 protectant sprayed lightly on a microfiber cloth. Cleans, protects with a uv shield and not glossy.
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I'd use compressed air first, then a silicone spray and leather protect with soft microfiber towel. You can't remove scratches, do it right the first time!
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I use nothing but H2o... A damp mini towel and the dash cleans perfectly. Once you start using any silicone or other chemical you must continue or it gets streaked if you try to take it off.
Plus, I like the dash to look like the designers planned it to look... I also use a sun screen for the windshield during the summer and keep the rear window screen down. Not only protects the top of the dash but leather seats as well. My cars look like new after 5-6 years...
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I seriously use a swiffer.
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Old 04-14-19, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by bc6152 View Post
I use nothing but H2o... A damp mini towel and the dash cleans perfectly. Once you start using any silicone or other chemical you must continue or it gets streaked if you try to take it off.
Plus, I like the dash to look like the designers planned it to look... I also use a sun screen for the windshield during the summer and keep the rear window screen down. Not only protects the top of the dash but leather seats as well. My cars look like new after 5-6 years...
i agree 100%.

I keep a small microfiber cloth in the car, and I use it to dust off the dash and other interior surfaces. If I need to remove something that is sticking to those interior surfaces, a slightly dampened microfiber cloth will return those surfaces to their like-new appearance.
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Old 04-15-19, 04:58 AM
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i agree 100%.

I keep a small microfiber cloth in the car, and I use it to dust off the dash and other interior surfaces. If I need to remove something that is sticking to those interior surfaces, a slightly dampened microfiber cloth will return those surfaces to their like-new appearance.
+1 On that , esp if you have a hud you dont want any chemicals or sprays on that screen down there . keep a micro in your car for quick qipes and then just a little bit of water on one from time to time and it will look great .
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Old 04-15-19, 11:55 AM
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I'm a fan of Pan the Organizer. He has good tips and good recommendations on the best detailing products. What works for me is to brush the dust and follow with a vacuum cleaner. I tape the end of the vacuum with painters tape just in case. The process looks like this:

There is zero dust left over after cleaning this way. Finger prints, if any, are dealt with afterwards using a microfiber cloth dampened with distilled water. It just does not seem necessary to use any cleaning chemicals on the dash.
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Old 04-16-19, 10:51 AM
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I use an unscented dryer sheet, as I believe static is a big part of the dust issue.

It seems to work. Cheap.
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It depends on what part of the dash it is. Some parts of the dash are leather so I'd use leather cleaner and conditioner. For the plastic areas I'd use some other cleaner/protector.
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Originally Posted by Freds430 View Post
I use 303 protectant sprayed lightly on a microfiber cloth. Cleans, protects with a uv shield and not glossy.
I bought this product. I concur it works great. Not sticky. Not excessively fake shine. And I do think it repels dust. Since I'm not seeing it like I was before using it.
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Old 04-17-19, 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by jimv1983 View Post
It depends on what part of the dash it is. Some parts of the dash are leather so I'd use leather cleaner and conditioner. For the plastic areas I'd use some other cleaner/protector.
That would not be actual leather. More like Nuluxe that is used on the the seats of the F Sport and lower models. Steering wheel and shift **** are leather, though.
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When the Generation 6 ES was introduced for the 2013 model year, for the hard plastic-like surfaces on the dash, doors, etc., those plastic-like surfaces were actually made of recycled plant material. And Lexus was also using that same recycled plant material on other new models that were introduced in the years that followed. I am not certain, but I would assume that Lexus is using the same material in the 2019 ES.
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