3M Auto Car Care FAQs

When it comes to auto care, we want the best for our pride and joy. Discover tips and learn more about how to restore your car to like-new condition.

Interior appearance

  • How can I properly clean the dashboard?

    You would need a 3M Dashboard Dresser and a microfiber cloth.

    1. Wipe down the vinyl surfaces with a clean cloth to remove dust and dirt.
    2. Apply some 3M Dashboard Dressser product onto a clean microfiber cloth and wipe it on the surface of the dashboard, steering wheels, glove box and door panels. Then remove excess solution with a new cloth. Be sure to wipe the steering wheel dry so that it is easier to grip when driving.

  • This depends on the material of the interior of your car, you can use 3M Dashboard Dresser as needed.. If it is primarily leather, clean it once every 3 months. Using a 3M Dashboard Dresser, spray on the surface. With the help of a microfiber cloth, wipe the solution over the surface.
  • Wash it in water and hang it up to dry to maintain its static properties. Do not use detergent as it would cause soap particles to get trapped in them.

Exterior appearance

  • How to clean my car without leaving water marks?

    Follow the two-bucket method. Use one bucket to soap the car and the other to rinse it.

     1. Use a sponge/microfibre cloth to spread the car wash shampoo on the surface, in a circular motion.
    2. Dip the sponge/cloth into the water bucket to clean it before diping it into foam bucket and move to wash other portion
    3. Rinse off the foam on the car and dry it with a chamois or microfiber cloth.This completely removes all the soap without leaving any streaks or residue.

  • A car wash foam shampoo with a foam gun machine is the best way to remove stubborn dirt. This creates more suds which absorbs the dirt from the car. If you don't have a foam gun, you can still clean your car till it shines! Allow the suds to soak for longer before cleaning the surface of your car with a microfibre cloth. To ensure that your car stays clean for longer, finish it off with a layer of car wax. This makes it easier for you to clean your car during your next car wash.
  • A general cloth may have some dirt embedded in it and when it is used to wipe the car body, it could scratch the paint. Instead, a detailing cloth or a microfibre cloth is best as it is gentle on the surface and does not leave scratch marks and patches.
  • Depending on your car's condition one layer is usually all it takes to get a 'new car' shine!
    Avoid getting oily, white residues on the surface by:

    1. Applying each layer by sections on the car.
    2. Applying only a thin layer each time.
  • 1. Waxing their cars in direct sunlight. The liquid or past car wax would dry quicker in the sun and this could lead to white residue.
    2. Applying wax directly on the surface instead of on the applicator. This may lead to dark and uneven streaks.
    3. Not allowing the car to dry before applying a wax layer.
  • Ammonia-based glass cleaners are known to be harmful to your health. While it may be effective in disinfecting the surface, when in contact with the product, it could affect your skin. For those of you who prefer to clean your car manually, this is harmful to your health. If you're looking for products that can clean your windshields and windows without using harmful chemicals, 3M™ Glass Cleaners would work for you. It contains a powerful formula that is able to clean glass surfaces successfully without using ammonia - safe for manual use.
  • Sure you can! The 3M™ Glass Cleaner is a non-drip foam, which makes for an easy clean on any part of your car. Apart from glass surfaces, it is safe to use it on plastics as well.

General car care tips

  • How to keep my car running like brand new?
    To keep it running and looking like brand new, you need

    1. Car shampoo with a pH balanced formula
    2. Cream Wax or Liquid Wax
    3. Glass Cleaner
    4. Tyre Dresser
    5. Dashboard Dresser

    The car shampoo ensures that tough stains are removed while protecting your car paint. Wax is a protective layer to prevent scratches. The Glass cleaner hepls to keep yoru view clear. Finally, the Dashboard and Tyre Dressers impart a new shine to the surfaces.
  • If you have a busy lifestyle, the best way to quickly care for your car is to ensure that the exterior is clean and and interior is glossy!

    1. Wash your car with 3M Car Shampoo. The formula is specially designed to remove stains without removing the top coat. In one simple step, your car is not only clean, it has a new car shine too!
    2. Use the Dashboard Dresser to improve the appearance of your car interiors.