Hi guys, I have been using Simple Green as a cleaner but is there anything anyone else uses that works well to keep the plastics looking good?
Great info thank you! Yeah I have used Simple Green for decades and is a great degreaser, and use it at 25-40:1, but even diluted it does not do well on shiny plastic or paint I've found...good degreaser as you say.As someone who previously had an exotic car detail business, I am opinionated and have wayy too many bottles in the garage.. I will say though - simple Green is way too strong to be used at full strength on any regular basis, it will fade things and even leave a light green stain. It's a good degreaser for cleaning tires and other things that are really filthy but as a general rule you only want to use as harsh of a product as you absolutely need to...car wash soap and some pressure (dont go crazy) are your friends. For general plastics, leave the pledge at home.. clean them and coat with 303 Aerospace protectant. It will help keep things from sticking as well as provide some SPF protection from fading. Use 303 on all vinyl seating, dash, etc. For plastic windows and windshields, use Plexus spray. A slightly cheaper alternative available at marine stores is called Klear-to-Sea.
The LE having paint makes sense to use a ceramic sealant, the most recent variants of semi-permanent paint coatings are actually really durable and legit compared to all the treatments car dealers used to sell decades ago. Whether or not the ceramic will hold up on non-painted plastic I am not sure... But I do believe some of the same companies making the coatings also make plastic coating, CQuartz being one of them. Once something is coated it really makes cleanup easy.
I use ZEP truck and trailer wash to foam it and pressure wash it and then I use NanoCare Spray Wax on it to bring back the luster. The 22oz bottle product number is 128022, but the one gallon container is 128001. I couldn't find the exact 22oz bottle anywhere, but the one gallon container is a lot better value and easily available. I even dress the tires with it.Hi guys, I have been using Simple Green as a cleaner but is there anything anyone else uses that works well to keep the plastics looking good?
I throw -THIS- in my foamer and I don't touch a thing with a brush or wash mitt-ever. Power wash, foam, let sit for five minutes, spray off-dry, wax, and admire.i can't remember exactly which ATV/UTV manufacturer it was, but it was either Can-Am/BRP or Polaris said to use pledge in their owners manual.
i use SC1, and normal car wash soaps. I use a good clean stiff bristle brush on the rims, and a mit cloth/sponge on the plastics. Power washer comes in handy at times as well.. I recently got a foam cannon, and i'm not impressed
we used that on the garbage trucks in my previous life lol. Stuff worked pretty well, and let me tell you those things get NASTY.