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Lexus IS250 Sport

I spent the majority of the weekend cleaning the car and took some photos. Some of the after photos don't look that dramatic due to the material being a bitch to photograph, any shade or difference in the direction of the pile looks like muck. But it really was worth the effort.

Here is the photo I posted in the other thread.



And this shows how matted and shiny the drivers seat was - feeling like leather.



This is what I used. A 1:5 dilution (1 litre for under a tenner delivered) applied with my 1 Charlie Dimmock pressure sprayer gently agitated with the smaller brush (large one used on carpets/matts both for 1.75), then wiped off with a damp hand towel - I figured it would be more absorbent than a microfibre cloth. Then left to dry, I did the drivers seat twice.  




Results

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Carpet after


I also wash, clay barred, super resined, waxed and cleaned the wheels but it was windy and rained during the night so is now covered in dust. Badly needed doing though paint felt really rough.
Big Blue

Wow. Spectacular results.
gooner

Not perfect but that is a worthwhile improvement overall which should make it feel a bit less like a minicab! Good effort.
gonnabuildabuggy

That looks really good.

We've a few areas like that on the FRV where the pile has flattened, though nowhere near as noticeable as it's a black interior. I've done similar and it comes up really well.

When I was 19 I bought an old Cortina for Uni, that had similar but worse and I suspected 4 coal miners had used it to go to work every day (this was South Wales). I spent a day scrubbing the back seat and that came up OK but still with a grey tint to the beige. Fortunately, through some quirk of fate my dad had two matching beige front seats in our loft so the front was like new.    
Martin

That's a fantastic improvement, well worth the effort!
JohnC

Great job and it has really lifted the interior. When you have it as clean as you think you can get it, you might want to give it a spray with some Scotch Guard to help prevent dirt and dye transfer.
PG

That looks an amazing difference.
Nice Guy Eddie

Good effort. A vast improvement on the interior and I imagine the car feels more yours now your not sitting in someone else's grime.
Blarno

Looking good. It's a handsome looking motor, the IS, especially in that colour.
Twelfth Monkey

Looks positively transformed to me!
cbeaks1

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Looks positively transformed to me!


Indeed - very impressive work.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

cbeaks1 wrote:
Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Looks positively transformed to me!


Indeed - very impressive work.

+1 ; I'd wait a few weeks than re-clean the interior to see if any more dirt may work loose; it almost looks like a different car now to the one you bought

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