Automotive Interior (Caring for Automotive Interior)
SKUFF can be used to Protect Automotive Interior from General Wear and Tear, Cracking, and Fading!
SKUFF is a clear coat for shoes and leather goods mainly, but customers are so passionate about cars, they’ve been applying it to automotive interior. We think this is a great idea — it’s not what we were aiming for…but it’s great! People apply clear coats to the paint of cars, why not the interiors? SKUFF can be applied to protect smooth automotive interior from getting worn out, cracked, and faded.
The concept is simple: you apply a tough, flexible, and clear protective finish to the interior of your car to keep the leather, vinyl, pleather, and underlying materials clean and looking new. That way, all you need to do is wipe of the clear coat every now and then and your interior still looks as good as the day you bought it. How ’bout that: clean car interior forever. The thought of it makes me happy. No more Armor-All wiping just to see your interior getting scratches from your dogs, stains from your best friend’s pen popping in his back pocket, or cigarette burns from Aunt Marg who will never quit – even in your car.
That’s the problem we all face though – maybe not exactly I KNOW, but the principle is the same. There’s so much stuff that goes on in your car that takes it’s daily toll on your interior. When I spend thousands of dollars on something, that thing better clean itself – and with SKUFF it practically does.
I got to say though, just as the inventor and creator of SKUFF, that it wasn’t designed for automotive interior, I designed it for shoes, which just happened to be made out of similar materials. If you want to apply it to automotive interior, try it out and see how it works on a spot first before applying it to your entire vehicle. Leather in particular is finished with wax polishes and silicone treatments – or even other protective finishes – that may need to be cleaned off before applying SKUFF. SKUFF will only perform up to par with the finish that’s below it. Waxes scuff and come off easily, silicones are brittle and crack and fall off, and other protective finishes might have both wax and silicone incorporated into them. Get what I’m saying? So, before applying, make sure to clean them off at your own discretion.
Now for my professional opinion on applying:
If I were going to apply SKUFF to my interior – and I’m not saying I haven’t already – I would first make sure to give the interior a good cleaning using a kitchen sponge (you know, the double sided ones) and a bottle or two of rubbing alcohol. Rubbing alcohol will dissolve and remove any wax and silicone, while the rough side of the kitchen sponge will make sure etch the surface for SKUFF to adhere to. Then, I’d mix up a batch of SKUFF – probably about a liter or two, since I’m the inventor – and start applying it to the interior using the soft side of the same sponge. Using a sponge to apply will be much easier than using the applicators – trust me. I would make sure to test it on a spot of the interior that gets daily use, but is inconspicuous. That way, you can test the spot by using your car everyday for a week to see how it holds up before applying it to the entire interior. Then, once you’re satisfied, go ahead and apply it to the rest.
When you apply SKUFF, make sure to apply it in coats. The first coat is going to sink into the pores opened up when you cleaned the previous finish from the material. The second coat is going to build upon the first by adding protection and shine. The third coat is where SKUFF is really going to start adding maximum protection and an amazing, new looking shine – especially when using Polished SKUFF. More coats will only further enhance the protection and shine of your automotive interior. After a few good coats of Polished SKUFF, your Gelapi auto interior will look like Gucci came and pimped your ride – no bull.
So in summary, clean your interior well and apply a few coats of SKUFF and you’ll be good. If SKUFF can hold up on your shoes, kicking curbs and skidding rocks, then it can hold up against the buttons on the back of your pants or your dogs walking across your seats.
If anyone wants to apply SKUFF to their automotive interior, I recommend contacting me for a quote on a liter or so – I don’t have them priced and ready to go unless special orders are made, so call me up and haggle with me. Also, I’d love to have some pictures to post on here for other customers, so send me some and they’ll likely be on here within a week.