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Please Help Me Fight The Sun
I recently bought a 16 6GT.
Living in AZ my fight is against the sun and dust. So much of both, everywhere.
My prior cars were a used cavalier that I took over w/25,000 miles and a huge crack in the plastic dash and a used corolla that had over 100,000 miles and some interior/exterior existing damage. Again, a whole bunch of plastic.
I've read some other threads and found out what is plastic and what is not and a whole bunch of information that has me spinning a bit.
I am switching to hand washing and think I have that process/product combo down.
I'm a bit lost on the interior though.
I'm looking to keep the interior from fading & being sun damage, while keeping it clean. Same for under the rear window.
Does anyone use a sunshade? The ones I have just rest on the desk and aren't snug to the window - snug is more effective and I'm willing to invest some $ here, but want to make sure I get one that fits/works.
I'm worried about the plastic on the HUD a little as well.
The car is garaged at home & work, but on the road for 2+ hrs a day into the sun in both directions of my commute. There will be times I need to have it parked outside for a bit as well.
I've read about 303 aerospace and other interior products.
I guess my confusion is what to use as a cleaner and then what to use as a protecting product. How much do you have to switch products between surfaces.
Are little detailing brushes worth it or can you get into the tight space by the knobs, controls, plastic bits with a q-tip/toothbrush.
Swifter the best for fighting dust? It seems to work OK, microfiber did nothing and many other items I've tried seem to just push dust instead of grabbing it. There is so much dust - always.
Thanks for any help you can provide - I know I'm probably overthinking, but this is foreign to me. I don't need it flawless, but I'd like to keep it looking as nice as reasonably could be expected.