Darren C wrote:Cif cream, my best kept secret.
Supermarket home brand 89p
Ideal for tar spots, baked on brake dust on alloys, baked on squashed flies in summer, cleaning rust stains & spots off Chrome and cleaning light colour leather interiors.
Please do not do this on your paintwork, painted alloys or leather!
You will abrade the paint on your bodywork and wheels and after a few applications can start to notice damage.
Leather upholstery..... how can I put this.......
Modern automotive leather is best thought of as being treated in the same way as your bodywork. The top-grade animal hide is boiled, stretched and scraped to a uniform thickness. Then a filler coat is applied to disguise any imperfections (scars, disfigurements, etc) before the colour is sprayed on followed by a protective 'lacquer'.
Any abrasives will wear away these coatings and before long you will be in a situation where you need someone like me to come and restore your seats.
(Not that I mind, I just get the impression that people wouldn't want to throw money at me unnecessarily.....)