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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Nest.

In this Badge Bit, you will clean the interior of a car.  (Note that this BB is part of an 2-part choose your own adventure list BB called the Alice List. You must complete two Badge Bits in the Alice List.)



Some related articles
  - How to Clean the Interior of Your Car
  - How to Clean and Detail the Interior of Your Car
  - DIY Car Cleaner
  - How to Clean Your Car with Household Items











To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - clean vehicle interior
      - PROPER cleaning of windshield

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a before picture of the dirty interior of the car
   - an action shot of the windshield being cleaned
   - an after picture of clean interior of the car
   - a description of the cleaners and how they were used
   - OR a 2-minute video of you doing this
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Cleaned the car today. As everyone probably knows, I have kids, which equals instant mess. The car is 10 years old, too, so there's some age damage that cleaning just won't fix. But, it's a whole lot cleaner now!

Windshield before


Wiping with dry microcloth (I still have some of these laying around, so I figured I'd use them since the video said to)


Wiping with some "green" glass cleaner I'd bought like 8 years ago


Windshield done!


Front seat before and after


Back seat before and after


Progress pic of vaccuming with my grandfather's shop vac that he gave us


Bonus pic of my little "helper"



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I certify this BB is complete.

 
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Once I cleaned the outside of the car, it only made sense to clean the inside.

Cleaners used:
Vacuum cleaner, everything
Water under moderate pressure and a brush: floor mats
1:1 Vinegar/Water mix, windshield
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Dirty car #1
Dirty car #1
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Dirty car #2
Dirty car #2
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Hose and brush
Hose and brush
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Vacuum cleaner
Vacuum cleaner
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Vinegar/Water on glass, with microfiber cloth
Vinegar/Water on glass, with microfiber cloth
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Clean car
Clean car
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Clean car
Clean car
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Clean car
Clean car
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Okay, so the car wasn't super dirty to begin with (no kids, can you tell?). The biggest thing was vacuuming up dirt and debris, mostly in the back seat. We had transported some plants and some had tipped over on the way. Upon driving, noticed that the windows are still a little streaky, so I think I'll go back over them with a microfiber cloth.

I used an all-purpose cleaner for the regular plastic stuff and around the doors where it's just grimy, a dollar store window/glass cleaner I found under the sink for the windows, and a car protectant cleaner for the leather/leatherette/stuff I wasn't sure about. Also just some good old water and drove over to the gas station to use the vacuum there.
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before front seat
before front seat
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before cargo area (forgot to take an after for this part)
before cargo area (forgot to take an after for this part)
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windshield in progress
windshield in progress
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after front seat
after front seat
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