Cleaning instrument facias and touchscreens

What are they?

Instrument facia's or binnacles (where your cars speedometer etc is), and stereo touchscreens, are sensitive areas inside your car that require care when cleaning them. The plastic used on the instrument binnacle is usually very soft, and if you're not careful, you can end up marking it by using the wrong cloths or incorrect technique, causing scratches to these surfaces. Also, spraying products onto your dash or steering wheel, and not into a cloth first can cause marks from product overspray. This is just one of the reasons why we recommend to always spray product into a cloth or applicator, and not directly onto the surface you're wanting to apply to. 

Stereo touchscreens have a very thin UV protective film over them, and over time, this film gets worn down by our skin oils, salt air, pet slobber, kids hands, etc. It's important to keep these clean for the longevity of this protective film, keeping your screen looking new.

What can we do? Easy cleaning

Cleaning these areas couldn't be easier. All you need is Naked Glass and a Big Softie microfibre cloth. You can use 2 cloths if the sections are particularly dirty.

Instrument Binnacle:

Fold your Big Softie cloth into quarters to the non plush side. Spray 1-2 sprays of Naked Glass into your cloth and then gently wipe over the instrument binnacle, being sure not to use any pressure, to avoid causing any scratches to the plastic. Flip your cloth to a clean and dry side and give it a final wipe, again using no pressure, to remove any remaining residue.

Stereo Screens:

Same application method for this one. Fold your Big Softie cloth into quarters to the non plush side. Spray 1-2 sprays of Naked Glass into your cloth and then gently wipe over the stereo screen, being sure not to use any pressure, to avoid causing any scratches to the screen (don't stress if you get any Naked Glass on the buttons surrounding the screen - it won't damage them). Flip your cloth to a clean and dry side and give it a final wipe, again using no pressure, to remove any remaining residue.

Any questions?

This is a very quick and easy way to keep your instrument binnacle and stereo screen looking clean and tidy.

Should you have any more questions about using this method, please contact us via email - info@bowdensown.com.au

Happy detailing,

Brett Hobbs.


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