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I'm looking to detail/clean the inside of my car after a long, salty Wisconsin winter. However, the Polestar's interior features a lot of unique materials, and I certainly don't want to damage them by using the wrong detailing products. Does anyone have recommendations for which cleaning/ detailing products work best with the Polestar's unique interior?

Thanks in advance for any recommendations that you can provide!
 

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Good question. I’d also like some info on this. With the WeaveTech, it’s not faux leather but it’s also not smooth on the top of the dashboard and doors.
 

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Apologies if someone already created a thread similar to this.

I'm looking to detail/clean the inside of my car after a long, salty Wisconsin winter. However, the Polestar's interior features a lot of unique materials, and I certainly don't want to damage them by using the wrong detailing products. Does anyone have recommendations for which cleaning/ detailing products work best with the Polestar's unique interior?

Thanks in advance for any recommendations that you can provide!
This is directly copied from the owners manual online. I was surprised to read that Weave tech can crack or scratch over time.
Cleaning WeaveTech upholstery*








Clean regularly and treat stains immediately. It is important to vacuum before using a cleaning agent.
NOTE
Polestar has recommendations on suitable cleaning agents and car care products for the different parts of the vehicle. Contact Polestar Customer Support for more information on which products are suitable to use.
Polestar's WeaveTech upholstery is treated to protect its original appearance. Over time, sunlight, grease, dirt, etc. could break down the protective layer. This could result in scratches and cracking.
Regular cleaning and treatments are required to preserve the qualities and color of the upholstery. Contact Polestar Customer Support for recommendations on products for cleaning and treating WeaveTech upholstery to maintain the material's protective coating.
NOTE
Use an alcohol-free cleaning kit or leather cleaner to clean WeaveTech upholstery.
Cleaning WeaveTech upholstery
    • Apply the leather cleaner to a damp sponge and squeeze it until the cleaner foams.
    • Move the sponge in circular motions to apply the foam to the stain.
    • Dampen the stain thoroughly with the sponge. Let the sponge absorb the stain and do not rub.
    • Dry the stain using a soft towel and let the upholstery dry completely.
Protecting WeaveTech upholstery
    • Apply a small amount of upholstery protector to a cloth and then apply the protector to the upholstery using light circular movements.
    • Let it dry for approximately 20 minutes.
    Protecting the WeaveTech upholstery makes it better able to withstand sunlight's harmful UV rays.
 

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Because things available in one country, might not be available in another? …. and it would be sort of hard to maintain any sort of list. I am guessing.
 

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For whatever it's worth, my guy only uses a damp microfiber cloth to clean the interior surfaces and then a dry one after. He said the Polestar's interior surfaces are tricky and he doesn't like to use any chemical products at all, as everything he tried has left some kind of residue.

Though a guy cleaning one in CA's never-winter state is going to have far less trouble to deal with the other guy in Wisconsin...
 

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Yep, all I've ever used is a damp microfiber cloth. Seems to take care of anything on the WeaveTech or on the hard plastics.
 
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I have leather so I can't speak to WeaveTech but my biggest concern has been the door and dash 'cloth' material. So far, just a dry or barely camp microfiber has worked, but I also used a Cetaphil wipe once one something that was more stubborn and it worked great with no residue.
 

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Hello All,
I had the same question but decided to roll the dice...

I have used 303 Aerospace Protectant for many years.

I tried it on a small spot of the dash to test it out. I covered the entire interior, minus the screen and cloth parts. I then wiped it down with a dry microfiber and it turned out great. no residue, lines, or smudges.
 

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Hello All,
I had the same question but decided to roll the dice...

I have used 303 Aerospace Protectant for many years.

I tried it on a small spot of the dash to test it out. I covered the entire interior, minus the screen and cloth parts. I then wiped it down with a dry microfiber and it turned out great. no residue, lines, or smudges.
Good to know. I’ve used that stuff for years. Might still have some left
 

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Thanks for the great feedback everyone! I'm leaning towards going with one of the cleaner/protectants mentioned, instead of just a damp cloth. Living in the northern latitudes, cleaning is only half the battle- you kind of need something that protects surfaces against the onslaught of salt and other wintery crud. Once I get a chance to try one of these products out, I'll post an update reviewing how it went. At least if the goes poorly I might be able to prevent someone else from mucking up the interior of their awesome car :)
 

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Thanks for the great feedback everyone! I'm leaning towards going with one of the cleaner/protectants mentioned, instead of just a damp cloth. Living in the northern latitudes, cleaning is only half the battle- you kind of need something that protects surfaces against the onslaught of salt and other wintery crud. Once I get a chance to try one of these products out, I'll post an update reviewing how it went. At least if the goes poorly I might be able to prevent someone else from mucking up the interior of their awesome car :)
That'd be grand, would love to hear how you get on with it all. I think I'm going to give the cetaphil a try on the seats, see how that shakes out.
 

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Anyone thought about scotch guarding any of it?
I did, at least on the gold seatbelts, but as mine is leased from Austin I asked them about it and they said "please do not." Something about it making them more difficult to clean down the road? I dunno. But they also asked me not to do a ceramic coating so maybe they're just overly anal about how it will come back...?
 

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Quick update: I ended up purchasing the Chemical Guys Total Cleaner and Protectant, which I ended up using on about every surface that wasn't fabric or glass. Overall I'd say the product did a very good job cleaning, and it did not leave a noticeable greasy residue, which is a big plus in my book. I'll learn over the coming months how it works as a protectant, but initial impressions are positive, and I would definitely recommend adding the product to your shortlist of potential options for detailing/ cleaning your car.

@joegadzia Thanks again for the recommendation!

@ReneM That looks perfect for cleaning the weavetech upholstery. I'm definitely going to look into buying one of those for if/when I need to give my seats a good deep-clean!
 
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