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Finding the right interior dressing can seem like a chore but it doesn’t have to be! Some people can think of nothing worse than a shiny, glossy, overly-dressed car interior but car interior dressing has been a part of the world of professional detailing as well as car owners and enthusiasts. After all, we’re constantly told “it’s what’s on the inside that counts.”

Vehicle interiors can be made up of a combination of materials. You could have a vinyl dash with leather seats or a plastic dash with fabric seats. Each of these materials should be coated separately unless you find a really good multipurpose dressing such as CARPRO’s PERL which will protect plastic, engines, rubber, and leather (hence PERL!).

The aim of a dressing is to refresh your car’s interior back to a ‘like new’ appearance whilst also protecting surfaces and making them easier to maintain. Some dressings will help to nourish materials as well, which is super important for those leather components! A lot of interior dressings will have built-in UV inhibitors. This is a great feature as interior leathers and plastics are prone to fading and discolouration from the sun’s rays.

Whilst you might be looking for something to bring life back to faded and aged materials, it’s important to remember that the heart of detailing is cleaning! It’s no good just slapping a coating onto uncleaned surfaces, this will just trap dirt underneath the protective film and lock it in, making cleaning harder. Trust us, you don’t want to create a greasy build-up of dirt and conditioner over time. 

With brands such as CARPRO, Angelwax, Chemical Guys, Gtechinq, and Koch Chemie, you’re bound to find an interior dressing that works for you. You’ll thank us later.