Light cloth interior detail - e46 318 BMW

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Something a little different for you this time..

e46 BMW 318 – Interior Detail – Light grey upholstery

Car in question:

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The owner had seen images of a previous e46 that I had worked on.. Leaving it looking something like this:

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This one however was in a little worse condition. I received these images on email a few weeks back:

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Product
• 303 aerospace protectant (UV protection for dash/plastics etc)
• AutoSmart G101 (all purpose cleaner)
• AutoSmart Bio Brisk (interior/upholstery cleaner)
• Warm water

• Lots of microfibre cloths
• Meguiars triple action detail brush
• Meguiars Slide-lock brush
• Various detail brushes
• VAX 6131 wet ‘n dry hoover
• Vikan upholstery brush
• Cocktail sticks

Inspection..

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First job was to remove any litter and brush all surface dirt to the floor.

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After this, a gentle scrub to the carpets to loosen the pile followed by a thorough hoover.

Loaded the VAX 6131 with clean warm water, armed myself with Bio-Brisk and a few microfibres then got to work..

Carpets first.

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Dirty water collected after the passenger front & rear carpet.

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Driver’s side looking pretty rough after the hoover:

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Side-wall completed first..

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Then the rest of..

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And the water:

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Fresh water installed, dirty water poured away in readiness for seats.

Tackled the front seat first. Before:

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Progress:

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After:

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Sun’s out; makes a change!

Ouch:

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Audi Support Vehicle holding up nicely:

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50/50 on the front passenger seat bolster:

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Water after seats:

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Doorcards wiped down and scrubbed where applicable, other interior plastics and surfaces cleaned. Seatbelt pulley, sun-visors, centre-console, pedals etc..


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Another vac given to remove some surface debris and we’re nearly there..

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As you can see in these shots, the heavily stained areas were not 100% removed..

Drivers seat still a little patchy:

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And the lower-centre section of the rear bench had a stain that wasn’t fully removed.. Quite an improvement though!

Before:

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After:

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