New Zealand Classic Car - - Special Feature -

Your car’s in­te­rior may see more wear and tear than its ex­te­rior, de­pend­ing on how you treat it, so make sure you treat it right — to find out how, we spoke to Jack Crich­ton from Luxxio. In­te­rior Touch Up

“At Luxxio, we process hun­dreds of cars a month for pri­vate and com­mer­cial in­dus­try, so we needed an in­te­rior cleaner that was go­ing to get the job done right the first time and quickly. We cre­ated a for­mula that in­creases the sur­face ten­sion of the dirty sur­face, max­i­miz­ing our abil­ity to clean with min­i­mal passes.

“We also needed a so­lu­tion that was safe for use on all sur­faces — plas­tics, leathers, and metal­lic sur­faces. The prod­uct worked so well that we made it avail­able for re­tail. You re­ally can­not go wrong in ap­ply­ing the for­mula — ei­ther spray [it] di­rectly onto the sur­face (if it needs a soak­ing) or your all-pur­pose mi­crofi­bre cloth for a quick and clean wipe. The prod­uct will do the work for you.”

Plas­tic De­fence

“Now the sur­face is clean, we wanted a coat­ing to keep it pro­tected. Most prod­ucts have strong chem­i­cals that can cause more dam­age than [do] good, so we de­vel­oped an olive oil–based prod­uct that nour­ishes and pro­tects the sur­face. It smells amaz­ing, pre­vents UV dam­age, per­me­ates deep into the plas­tic to re­store colour, and adds wa­ter re­pel­lency, plus, it has an anti-static agent to re­duce dust while nat­u­rally pro­tect­ing the plas­tic from fur­ther age­ing.

“Su­per ver­sa­tile, it’s great for black plas­tic skirt­ing, rub­ber seals, tyres, and a va­ri­ety of other plas­tic and rub­ber sur­faces. Ap­ply a fair amount onto a clean mi­crofi­bre cloth and wipe onto the sur­face. Let it sink in for a few min­utes, then wipe any ex­cess so­lu­tion away for a non-greasy and re­freshed-look­ing fin­ish.”

Leather De­fence

“When it comes to in­te­ri­ors, leather is ar­guably the most so­phis­ti­cated and el­e­gant op­tion there is, but keep­ing it healthy can be far from easy — Leather De­fence works to in­crease the life and dura­bil­ity of leather by in­creas­ing its pro­tec­tion against harsh UV, dust, and mould while pro­vid­ing es­sen­tial nu­tri­ents and mois­turis­ers to keep it flex­i­ble and re­silient. A built-in pro­tec­tive film pro­vides anti-static and mois­ture re­sis­tance, mean­ing less work on fu­ture cleans.

“For best re­sults, clean the leather sur­face with the in­te­rior cleaner, then ap­ply Leather De­fence to pro­vide pro­tec­tion. Again, you can­not go wrong in ap­pli­ca­tion — lib­er­ally ap­ply onto a clean mi­crofi­bre cloth, [then] ap­ply to the sur­face. Let sit for a few min­utes and wipe ex­cess away. Note that all leather is dif­fer­ent, so do a test spot on an in­con­spic­u­ous area to see how your leather may re­act to the oils.”

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