How to Prep Your Dashboard for Cleaning

When dusting your car dashboard, there's a proper way to go about it. Light dusting with your feather duster or car vacuum is fine for everyday cleanup to minimize the amount of dust on your dash.

However, it's even better to wipe that dust away by wiping a damp cloth over your dashboard and center console. Afterwards, you should apply interior cleaner like KevianClean Interior Defense over the dash to really wipe off any stubborn buildups of grime and sticky dirt.

As for the crevices that you can't reach with your cotton rag or microfiber towel, use a toothbrush to clean them out carefully and in detail. Finally, use olive oil or dashboard polish to add shine to the dash.

Details and Elaborations

  • Dusting Dry or Dusting Wet? Which is better? Using a duster or vacuum to get rid of dust without getting yourself wet or dusting wet with a moist towel full of warm soapy water or special dashboard cleaner? It depends on the state of your dash. If it's been cleaned every week or day, then light dry dusting is fine. If you only get to clean it every month, there's oil and grime there that can only be dealt with through wet dusting.
  • Watch Out for Bugs and Germs: If you've been getting drive-thru in your car for quite sometime, then chances are your dashboard is full of bugs (like ants) and germs (like bacteria) crawling all over your vehicle's dash. It's therefore prudent to clean your unappealing dash that's become a haven for insects and microbes with an antiseptic or antibacterial solution. Don't use bug spray on your car, though; it'll take forever to air your vehicle out.
  • The Gentlest of Brushes: You should run your brush bristles over the interior parts of your dash like your A/C vent or your radio carefully. Don't scratch the surface. In fact, don't use a brush with stiff bristles. If you want to clean something up, use a microfiber towel dampened with cleaner to soften the particles up. Don't brush them off and risk ruining your dash and the components on it.
  • Deep Cleaning Your Dashboard: Nobody likes dirty interiors, especially gross dashboards. Deep cleaning your dashboard is called for when it comes to making sure your interior looks and smells good. The tips outlined above regarding dusting everyday and wiping every month will make sure your dash remains as pristine or spic-and-span as possible. What's more, it won't take too much of your time if you do it right.

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