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      07-24-2012, 09:35 AM   #1
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Ultimate Interior Detail - Auto Finesse Style

I wanted to post a little something about what I did over the weekend. I am very picky when it comes to cars, clothes, women, anything really. I had been putting off cleaning the interior of my car since I had no idea what to use. I have never been a big fan of armor all on the dash since I hate the greasy wet look and i certainly didn't want to slide around in my seats after conditioning the leather. I wanted something that would just look clean - pure and simple.

I contacted Martin @ Auto Finesse and we talked for a while. I explained to him the end result I was looking for. Actually, let me back up a few steps first. My car is a 2008 E92 with 20K on it. My good friend just took delivery of his brand new 2012 E92 M3 and we traded for the day. Big Mistake. I forgot how plush the leather on the steering wheel used to feel and how the new Novillo leather seats would caress you like a soft warm blanket on a cold morning. I wanted my car to feel like that again! I also noticed that my split arm rest was starting to show some wear. The one side i used was beginning to get shiny and the other side was still soft with a more matte look to it. I wanted them to look the same.

I wanted something that would bring my car's interior back to life and look like it only had 100 miles on it again. Big stretch I know, but Martin delivered. I got everything that he recommended for the interior. Total, Spritz, Hide Cleanse and Protect. I did exactly what he said......I took out the mats and sprayed them and the interior carpet with Total. I let it sit for 5 minutes and then I vacuumed the car like normal. I was amazed at how with very little effort, it lifted stains and gave the carpet an overall brighter look to it-almost like new.

Next was Spritz. Martin told me to spray it on the micro fiber cloth first and then wipe the dash and console. I didn't do that, I just sprayed it directly and wiped. The spray bottles that these products come with are amazing. They spray out like a fine mist. You would think they would squirt out so you would use more but no. I had no problem misting my dash and then wiping it dry. The other thing I did like was that it left no residue at all. The dash just looked clean and dust free- a completely matte finish. Just like the day she was new.

Now on to the Leather side of things. I sprayed the Hide Cleanse directly on the seats and just wiped with a micro fiber cloth. I even used it on my steering wheel. The white cloth was black once I got done. Then I used the foam applicator for the Protect. Wiped everything off with a fresh micro fiber. It was that easy. I took some crappy IPhone pics along the way but after I was done, I had my friend take some nice pics for me to post- Thanks Zack!

These products are amazing and they are easy to use. You really can't screw up anything if you are like me and have never done anything to this extent before. I would highly recommend anything from the Auto Finesse Line- and not just because Martin said so!











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      07-24-2012, 10:04 AM   #2
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Awesome Matt! Glad the end result was what you were looking for!
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      07-24-2012, 10:16 AM   #3
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Looks good.
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Everything you have said matches 100% with my thoughts on the full Auto Finesse Interior Line.

MartinD has the best customer service I've ever dealt with. Auto Finesse really has produced a whole line up of user friendly and effective products.

If you get the chance to, definitely try out all their other products. Definitely well worth it!
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      07-24-2012, 11:07 AM   #5
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Everything you have said matches 100% with my thoughts on the full Auto Finesse Interior Line.

MartinD has the best customer service I've ever dealt with. Auto Finesse really has produced a whole line up of user friendly and effective products.

If you get the chance to, definitely try out all their other products. Definitely well worth it!
Thanks Alex!!!
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I think I may need to try this stuff. What are the steps for using it?

Edit, found the info on your site. Are there any discounts for us?
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lift-off
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lift-off
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It doesn't do anything.
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It doesn't do anything.
it does just look at the bottom of the screen at the final price when you enter it
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      07-24-2012, 11:34 AM   #10
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Will do.
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Thanks Martin! Placed an order
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Ordered.
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Thanks man! Shipping it out today for ya!
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great review. Auto Finesse stuff is legit. This reminds me that i need more stuff.
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Nice stuff!

Going to place order for these interior goods as well!
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great review. Auto Finesse stuff is legit. This reminds me that i need more stuff.
It has been a while

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Nice stuff!

Going to place order for these interior goods as well!
You know it man !
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Auto Finesse Interior Kit $50



The Interior Cleaning Kit, the perfect gift for any car enthusiast. The kit will come with the following Auto Finesse products:

- 1x 500ml Spritz Interior Detailer
- 1x 500ml Total Interior Cleaner
- 1x 500ml Hide Leather Cleaner
- 1x 250ml Hide Leather Conditioner
- 1x Microfiber Applicator
- 1x Aroma Air Freshener
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      07-30-2012, 11:11 AM   #19
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Now that is cool! Some people may be getting nice holiday gifts towards the end of the year....haha
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I sure hope so Alex
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Woohoo! Just bought a bunch of stuff!
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