Let’s face it…chances are very good that you will get scuffs on your door panels and door sills from getting in and out of the vehicle. Even if YOU are careful, your passengers may not be!
Most of the time you’ll find that these scuffs are a simple transfer of dirt, rubber, or dye from shoes, and they can be removed with very little effort.
I fully subscribe to the theory of using the least aggressive method first, so let’s start there! Probably my most used product for this is Meguiar’s All Purpose Cleaner Plus. I keep a bottle mixed at 10:1 for light interior cleaning. Simply spray some on your general pupose MF towels (different from the ones you use on the paint), and rub the affected areas. You may have to repeat the process, but usually the scuffs and ground in dirt (plastic door sills) will come out with moderate effort.
If you find that the scuffs are a little more challenging, go more aggressive and try using a Magic Eraser that is readily available at most grocery stores. Dip the Magic Eraser in water, spay it lightly with Meguiars All Purpose Cleaner, and work the area. Since the Magic Eraser can be pretty aggressive, I only recommend using this combination on plastic…not vinyl or leather.
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