Anyone who knows me knows I like to clean cars. I love to clean cars. Especially cars that are close to me (mine, family, friends). When Sean brought the A4 to the house and I took a look at it, I knew it had potential. After doing all the mechanical repairs over the summer I finally pulled it out of the garage and cleaned it up good!
I started with the interior. All plastic and leather was shampooed and wiped down, then licked with a sweat of an armour-all-esk-type fluid. Floors were only vacuumed at this point, seats partially removed to aid with reaching underneath and between the seat / console area.
I took this opportunity to lightly grease the seat sliders. The grease I used isn't ideal because it's really sticky and dirt will stick to it. It's all I had at the time and I used very little.
Then i hit the windows, mirrors, and sunroof.
I rolled the car outside and hit the door jams with a mild degreaser and wiped them down with a wash mit. Then washed the exterior really well.
I used Mother's Gold Cleaner / Polish / Wax on the paint, and RainEx on the windows. The drivers side of the car was covered in brake dust from the dragging front driver's side caliper. The paint came out really really nice.
Next summer I will pull the front seats and give the carpet a good shampoo, as well as the trunk carpet.