Does anybody know what to use on the seats for normal care (leather conditioner?). Also what to use to clean and protect the interior dash. Thanks.
Any standard leather/vinyl interior cleaner and protectant will work fine. You have literally dozens to choose from at any auto supply store.
If you have the polyurethane "vegan" interior, there's no point in using leather care products, of course.
Dash board, don't use anything. Any treatment you use will only increase the dash's reflection on the windshield and that's not what you want when driving with the sun directly above you.
I highly recommend that you just simply buy one of the windshield shields. I have for years used one of those collapsible round fabric shields.
If anything spills on the door panels, just use glass cleaner or any other mild cleaner.
What do you use to treat the textile seats and vinyl combo?
@craig1965 Isn’t it a textile/vegan combo? I just use an all purpose cleaner
I mean do you Scotchguard the textile or what product do you use to prevent stains and liquid absorption? It is new and clean, I want to treat it and keep it that way. Textile doesn't just clean up like vinyl, leather, vegan leather. It traps crumbs, dirt, and stains like any fabric. So it should be treated with something..
I use Adam's Interior spray, works amazing on every surface inside, especially the vegan seats
I have the Ultra-White synthetic leather seats, door panels, etc. This material is hydrophobic and requires no protectant. I have found not found any dirt, marks, or spills that hasn't been easily removed with a microfiber towel and distilled water (I keep a spray bottle in my trunk). Even an inadvertent pen mark was removed with just a little extra elbow grease. Spilling a full cup of coffee on the passenger seat cleaned up without a trace. After nearly 14,000 miles my Ultra-White seats look exactly as they did on my Delivery Day, even with chauffeuring grandkids. So, my advice, if it ain't broke, don't fix itl!
(The Owners' Manual recommends only water, and if necessary, mild detergent for maintenance of interior surfaces. It is not wise to free lance outside of whatever the manual recommends. Your Tesla is unlike any other car that you've owned. Elon's team takes creative approaches to design, and are unbound by traditional auto industry materials and practices. So IMHO, if you don't know precisely what materials and coatings were used at the factory, you are taking the risk of inadvertently degrading the stain resistance and durability of the material in the long term when you don't follow the recommended practices.)
Yup. Distilled water in a spray bottle and microfiber towels in the trunk of both cars. Plus non-alcohol baby wipes in the center console.
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I use Water Wipes, which is gentle enough to use on baby's skin.
On my leather seats I use GRIOTS Leather Care
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Since April 2013 and 116K mi, I have never done anything on the leather seats. Don't think carwash places or annual TM services do anything either, b/c I don't ask for anything special. As far as I can tell, just ignore them and sit tight.
MPT products are fantastic. The best I have ever used.
The best product on the market for sealing fabric and carpet is a product called MicroSeal. It will absolutely waterproof the material. We are in that business in Northern Ohio and have had a lot experience in that area for the past 60 years. If you can find a company in your area that uses MicroSeal, it is absolutely the best product on the market. Check it out on line, you may have a dealer in your area.
I have the Ultra-White synthetic leather seats, door panels, etc. What are your thoughts on using the Meguiars All Purpose Cleaner for the interior?
I tried distilled water, then distilled water with mild soap, but the seats didn't look clean enough. Also, there were spots in a few places
I tried Meguiar's VLR and found it worked very well. Just a light spray and a quick rub with a clean microfibre cloth. It did not leave a shine or any goo on interior parts. Everything looks clean and new but not slathered with cleaning products or shiney.
I read a lot of reviews before trying VLR. There may be products that are as good or better than VLR, but I have not tried them so I can only share my one experience.
The Meguair's APC is a fine choice, especially if you're talking about their D101 formula, since the leather in our cars is coated. Here is a good article on taking care of coated leather https://www.theartofcleanliness.com/automotive/leather-cleaning-care-guide/
All purpose cleaner? No. Use the MPT cleaner and conditioner. And you can't clean and condition in one step. You need to clean and then condition. Take the time and use the proper products. Your car is worth it. Get the MPT via mail order if your local speed shop does not carry it.
I found LEXOL leather cleaner does a great job on my cream leather seats and then I treat with LEXOL conditioner. The proof of the effectiveness of the product was evident when I drove a P100D loaner with 35,000 miles, and compared to my 39,000 mile seats the difference was almost day and night.
My seats have very little fine crack blemishes and are still soft and supple and the loaner seats looked much more worn and shabby.
I vote for LEXOL (available at Walmart)
I have the Ultra-White synthetic leather seats, door panels, etc. This material is hydrophobic and requires no protectant, and I adviced it on my site http://leo-green.com/. I have found not found any dirt, marks, or spills that hasn't been easily removed with a microfiber towel and distilled water (I keep a spray bottle in my trunk). Even an inadvertent pen mark was removed with just a little extra elbow grease. Spilling a full cup of coffee on the passenger seat cleaned up without a trace. After nearly 14,000 miles my Ultra-White seats look exactly as they did on my Delivery Day, even with chauffeuring grandkids. So, my advice, if it ain't broke, don't fix itl!
How can I know if I have leather or vegan interior? 2016 P100D
Original paperwork says ‘Tan Tesla Premium Seats’.
I was told to just use water and mild soap if necessary. My white leather seats look new 6 years later.
I was told that conditioners deteriorate the protective coating.
I had a chance to try out some Mothers VLR this weekend so here is a quick review.
Mothers® VLR quickly and easily cleans, conditions and protects a wide variety of vinyl, leather and rubber surfaces. This pro-strength, pH balanced formula safely cleans even the most stubborn ground-in dirt, soil and stains. Infused with neat’s-foot oil and lanolin, this all-in-one blend conditions and protects against drying, fading and cracking, in one simple step.
Water has worked fine for 6 years.
I think many leather treatment products are sold on the old notion of “feeding” the leather. I say “old” because modern leather in today’s cars are coated/sealed. You will remember or notice that our interiors don’t have the prominent leather smell.
It is like like furniture polish like Pledge. They market it as “protecting and nurturing” the wood. The wood is covered/sealed with polyurethane. Nothing is getting through it.
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