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Old 13-11-2019, 10:59 AM   #1
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Interior & Exterior plastics

Hi All,

Looking to give my car bit of a clean where it does not get cleaned at all.

Under the arches, interior dash \ trims \ rubber \ Engine bay

Just wanted to get it looking to new again if this is possible.

Was thinking these items:

APC: https://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/bilt-hamber-surfex
Interior: https://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/poorb...-look-dressing
Arches & Engine Bay: https://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/chemical-guys-bare-bones

I have afew cars, and hoping to repeat this for all and again for when needed..

Any thoughts?

Was going o order from clean your car..
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carPRO PERL will do all of the dressings

1:1 or neat for arches and engine bays

1:5 interior and leather

One product, multiple uses

Surfex is not and APC it is a degreaser and having used it I can advise Screwfix no-nonsense heavy-duty degreaser is almost identical but a lot cheaper

https://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsen...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Old 13-11-2019, 11:34 AM   #3
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Surfex is branded as an APC and a degreaser, I have Surfex and use it for cleaning anything from interior plastics to car paint (mixed with Auto Foam) to engine bays.

Koch Chemie GreenStar is another APC worth considering but it's not that cheap but really performs. I found that it cleans better than BH Surfex
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Surfex is branded as an APC and a degreaser, I have Surfex and use it for cleaning anything from interior plastics to car paint (mixed with Auto Foam) to engine bays.

Koch Chemie GreenStar is another APC worth considering but it's not that cheap but really performs. I found that it cleans better than BH Surfex
Yes but it is very different to almost all other APCs and shares many similarities in terms of description, chemical makeup, dilution ratios and effectiveness with waterbased degreasers so I would not consider it an APC although it does clean most things, used neat waterbased degreaser brought my white bristles on my tuf shine brush back to pure white.

Greenstar is alos good however as mentioned Surfex and No NONSENSE HEAVY DUTY DEGREASER are almost identical (ive used both)
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Thanks guy, what about the dressing? for the plastics and rubber
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Interesting reading about the Surfex debate as I’ve just bought 5 litres to use as an Apc as that’s what I believed it was.

With regards to the dressings, I also add my vote for Perl, it seems to work on all trim/tyre surfaces.


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Interesting reading about the Surfex debate as I’ve just bought 5 litres to use as an Apc as that’s what I believed it was.

With regards to the dressings, I also add my vote for Perl, it seems to work on all trim/tyre surfaces.


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Im not sure if its a debate as im just correcting miss information, you can use it as an APC but it differs greatly from your standard APC's and as mentioned is very simlar to a water-based degreaser

Remember Surfex and No-nonsense degreasers don't have corrosion inhibitors like Greenstar does so bare that in mind
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Im not sure if its a debate as im just correcting miss information, you can use it as an APC but it differs greatly from your standard APC's and as mentioned is very simlar to a water-based degreaser



Remember Surfex and No-nonsense degreasers don't have corrosion inhibitors like Greenstar does so bare that in mind
I swore the likes of surfex and autofoam did contain anti corrosion inhibitors. Maybe I am mixing that up with non corrosive.

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I swore the likes of surfex and autofoam did contain anti corrosion inhibitors. Maybe I am mixing that up with non corrosive.

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On their website, they show auto wash as being noncorrosive but nothing mentiond under surfex and ive been able to find no information to show it's noncorrosive either and the MSDS also does not show any corrosion inhibitor what so ever, so I would say with confidence it is corrosive.

https://www.bilthamber.com/which-cleaner-or-degreaser

Now I don't claim to be a scientist or Chemist, I have some self-taught knowledge and I know just reading MSDS can annoy some people as it doesnt show all the chemicals but thats whats avalable to me.

Now don't let this scare you to much as a lot of things are corrosive you just need to take care when using it

Just like you would with tar remover or acid wheel cleaner or alkali wheel cleaner, if used correctly they can be safe enough

The issue that I can see is a corrosive substance creeping behind a panel like behind a bumper and corroding what you cant see so my advice is to rinse well.
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Thanks guy, what about the dressing? for the plastics and rubber
Just posted this on another thread and section.
KC ps is top notch on plastic/rubber. KC don't make any duff products and safe bet, but always comes down to personal preference.
I service the arches periodically as I can remove all wheels at once. They do get neglected, but given a good sort out they are easy to keep in shape. Wash all the plastic inside with APC and wipe of with KC ps....sorted.
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