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Old 04-02-2006
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Plastic floor... what do you use ?

What do you guys use to clean your plastic floors ? i've pondered the idea of using some Armor-All but decided against it real quick (for obvious reasons). What do you guys use to make it look good and not slippery ? thanks
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I use glass cleaner then i put a little bit of armorall a very thin coat.
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Use 409 or a similar cleaner that doesn't leave a residue and a brush.
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i use something called just once. its in a blue bottle and shines like armor all but isn't slick
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I always use Armor-All. I also have floor mats so I don't slip to often.
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when detailing the vinyl floors, i use degreaser and a wheel brush[ copper wire] i have yet to mess one up, and it seems to be the quickest and easist way to get the dirt out of the little dimples in the texture. I shine the floors in the same fashion as the rest of the interior, I use Steven's car car - interior dressing, it's a water based product, and it has yet to make a floor slick. I have had bad experiences "testing" different products in my own truck, then i realized, that i don't care if the floor is dirty.
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Definately get some sort of brush with a wide surface area so you dont get the toothbrush effect. The degreaser idea sounds awesome but I dont know about the copper brush. I would have a damp towel there to pick up a lot of the loose dirt after the brush. Thats how I do it the quick way but if you want factory new clean go the whole nine with soap and bucket.

Even though it is really nice, I think Ford kinda messed up here cause they still have cloth seats. Dodge puts a vynl seat in theirs to go along with the vynly flooring so you can just spray them out with a hose. I hate Dodge though.
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I just wipe it down with my wash mitt after I'm done washing the truck, after I've vacuumed or swept out all the large particles of rock and sand.
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Even though it is really nice, I think Ford kinda messed up here cause they still have cloth seats. Dodge puts a vynl seat in theirs to go along with the vynly flooring so you can just spray them out with a hose. I hate Dodge though.
You can get a vinyl seat on XL model Rangers. I have one. It's still not a good idea to hose the truck out though because water might stay in the foam under the vinyl and under the floor covering.
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in the past... ive removed the plastic floors and washed them with car wash (took too much time), but since then ive wised up and used windex to clean them up. works surprisingly well
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what i found to work really well and not leave the floor slippery is dry wash n guard all weather tire and trim treatment with a scrub brush and an old tooth brush to get in tight spots. Its like 13 bucks a bottle but it works really good and leaves the floor looking like it was new.
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Shop vac the dirt, wash w/ soap and water, dry, 303 Aerospace. Can't go wrong with that.
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Shop vac the dirt, wash w/ soap and water, dry, 303 Aerospace. Can't go wrong with that.
EVerything he said except i use armorall
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i vac up the loose stuff.. then break out the hose... spray for like 3 seconds... then add armor-all to the water. use a big brush to scrub it.... then break out the old shop vac, suck up the water, then wipe with a terry cloth towel... then, hit the thruway with both windows down for 1 mile. and viola! all dry. and not slippery either.
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I vacume out the dirt then use armor-all tire foam. I leave it on for a few minutes then take a towel and wipe it all up.
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I use the ArmorAll wipes, it does make it a little slippery but I've never had a problem with feet slipping off the pedals. (knock on wood). I really like the finish it gives to the plastic, makes it look like new!
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I use citrus cleaner and a terry cloth. But im sure my floors arent as dirty as some when they get cleaned. The citrus cleaner leaves a lil bit of a shiny finish and it isnt too slippery...
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the citrus cleaner or orange cleaner is the best, they use it at a lot of car washes because it shines well without being too slippery and it also smells like a bunch of oranges
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the citrus cleaner or orange cleaner is the best, they use it at a lot of car washes because it shines well without being too slippery and it also smells like a bunch of oranges
Duh! lol
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i vac, then spray simple green and let it sit for a lil bit. then scrub it with a brush, then just wipe up with a towel, gives you a clean look, not super shiney, and good smell. and deff not slick, actually a little tack to it. not sticky, just perfect
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I worried about armor all for a long time because the dealer COATED it when I bought it and it was slippery to the point of dangerous.

Yesterday before locking my keys in my car I was cleaning the floor and nothing ever seemed to make it really clean so I tried just a thin coat of Armor All. It made it black and shiny again like when new but not slippery in the slightest.
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I use glass cleaner then i put a little bit of armorall a very thin coat.
l use cheap tire cleaner. put Velcro on the floor mats to stay put. works great.
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Digging up ancient threads are we. lol
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I use citrus cleaner and a terry cloth. But im sure my floors arent as dirty as some when they get cleaned. The citrus cleaner leaves a lil bit of a shiny finish and it isnt too slippery...
I'm going to have to try that!
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Digging up ancient threads are we. lol
apparantly lmao!

in case anyone still cares, why use all these special proucts, vacuum rocks, dirt, debris, wash with soap and water? floormats cover most of it anyways no?
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