How Do You Detail the Inside of a Pickup Truck?

Detailing the inside of a pickup truck is a great way to make it look like new again. It can be a daunting task, but with the right steps and supplies, it’s easier than you think. Here are the steps to properly detail your pickup truck interior:

Step 1: Vacuum

Start by vacuuming the entire interior of your truck. Focus on areas like cup holders, door handles, crevices and seams in the upholstery. You want to make sure all dirt and debris is removed from these areas.

Step 2: Clean Seats & Upholstery

Once you’ve vacuumed, use a soft cloth or brush to lightly scrub down any leather or fabric seats. You can use a special upholstery cleaner for tough stains. If you’re dealing with leather seats, use a leather cleaner/conditioner to keep them looking their best.

Step 3: Wipe Down Dashboard & Console

Use an all-purpose cleaner and microfiber cloth to clean your dashboard and console. Make sure you get into all nooks and crannies so no dust or dirt remains. Use caution when cleaning around buttons, knobs and switches as they are delicate.

Step 4: Clean Windows & Mirrors

Use glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth to wipe down all windows, mirrors and other glass surfaces in your truck. Start at the top of each window and work your way down so that any drips don’t streak onto clean surfaces.


Step 5: Shine All Surfaces

Once everything is clean, give it some shine! Use an all-purpose protectant on plastic surfaces like the dashboard and console.

For vinyl surfaces like door panels, use a vinyl protectant instead. This will help keep these surfaces looking their best longer.


Detailing the inside of a pickup truck can be time consuming but it is worth it in the end! With these steps you can make sure your interior looks great for years to come. Just remember to vacuum first, clean seats & upholstery, wipe down dashboard & console, clean windows & mirrors and then shine all surfaces with appropriate protectants for best results.

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James Gardner