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    As I sit here cleaning the interior of my car with a sponge and a bucket of (muddy) water in an attempt to get the dirt/mud out of all of the nooks and crannies, I've been thinking: There HAS to be an easier way.

    Anyone figured out a good way to "pick up" dirt? A straight vacuum won't get it out, so it needs some liquid assistance.

    Thoughts?

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    I seen team Subaru using a 2.5 gal pump style weed killer tank to clean the out side of there car. That seems like it could work good on interior also. I like the westle's bleche wite tire cleaner, that stuff seems to work good on every thing.
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    put the car up on ramps so it tilts to one direction or the other.

    I use a mix of hoses, nylon brushes and soap mitts to scrub dirt off. Water rinse, wet vac to suck it all out. Touch up dry with a shot of air.

    Must work. My car consistently gets comments about it's extraordinary appearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bentmettle View Post
    put the car up on ramps so it tilts to one direction or the other.

    I use a mix of hoses, nylon brushes and soap mitts to scrub dirt off. Water rinse, wet vac to suck it all out. Touch up dry with a shot of air.

    Must work. My car consistently gets comments about it's extraordinary appearance.
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    Interior Yes. You tllt the car so your mud water goes somewhere away from the spot you just washed. If your wash bucket water looks muddy, dump it and start over.

    Nylon brush it while it's dry and most of the crap should come loose into the vac- finish wet.
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    I just power wash mine and then use the shop vac to suck the water out. Blow gun to dry around the seams and its done. No need to show up to a rally with a chicken coop.
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    I like the ramp idea. Ive been doing the power wash thing like Cosworth. Seems to work ok. little harder to keep dirt out of the stuff you dont want wet,more dirty like seats and dash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reamer View Post
    I like the ramp idea. Ive been doing the power wash thing like Cosworth. Seems to work ok. little harder to keep dirt out of the stuff you dont want wet,more dirty like seats and dash.
    Oh yeah, I forgot to say I take the seats and belts off. Dash is high enough that it doesn't get sprinkled.
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    Give the guy at the diy wash $20 and drink a beer while watching. Then spray paint.
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