2010 Civic LX: Keeping It Clean

Discussion in 'Civic' started by steve, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. steve

    steve Guest


    I have a black 2010 Civic LX. I bought it last April after having
    had a 1991 Civic for 11 years. My last car I wasn't too concerned
    about keeping it super duper clean. I would hose it off at the self-
    serve car wash and vacuum it out once in a while.

    I really like my new car and would like to keep it looking good.

    It seems like no matter what I do, when I wash it, I always get spots
    on the car when I am done. I think it might be how I am drying it.
    Any tips?

    How do I clean the inside ( rough surface plastic dashboard that
    collects dust ) easily?

    I've seen a lot of products online for keeping a car clean in between
    visits to the car wash. Are any of them worth it?

    steve, Jan 24, 2011
  2. steve

    Tinkerer Guest

    I have a black CRV and always go over it with a chamois leather to dry it.
    That seems to leave it looking good.
    Tinkerer, Jan 25, 2011
  3. steve

    Tegger Guest

    I use ordinary terry-cloth towels, and lots of them, so they don't get
    saturated. You lay the towel flat on the body panel, then drag it by its
    two front corners.

    Then a final rub-down with another dry towel to get rid of any smear marks.

    That was one of Honda's dumber idea, I have to say. It does cut down on
    glare, but couldn't they have come up with a design that wasn't such a

    I don't know what I'd use, but I'm thinking a soft brush, plain water and a
    terry-cloth towel for drying.

    Never use anything but plain water when cleaning any automotive vinyls.

    Never tried them, so can't comment.
    Tegger, Jan 25, 2011
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