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Cleaning the tray on your ute

We love utes in Australia. You either own one, have owned one or want to own one. To make sure the back tray remains in top-top condition it should be regularly washed and maintained after heavy use.


Before washing, clean your tonneau cover so the dirt doesn’t fall back into the tray. If you have a vinyl cover, wash and clean with Autoglym Interior shampoo and then protect it with Autoglym Bumper and Trim Gel. If you have a hardcover, simply wash with Autoglym Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner and then seal the paint with a coat of Autoglym Rapid Aqua Wax.

Begin washing the tray by opening the tray door, using a high pressure hose to rinse any excessive dirt or grime, then generously spray Autoglym Engine & Machine Cleaner, focusing on any particularly dirty areas.



Agitate the cleaner thoroughly using a soft brush to help work in the cleaner to dissolve oil, grease and grime.



Rinse thoroughly to reveal any missed spots, then reapply Engine & Machine Cleaner if you’ve missed any spots.


Once the back tray is clean, spray on Autoglym Vinyl & Rubber Care while the tray is still wet to protect the plastic and help restore its original colour, leaving a glossy water repellent film – you can wipe off any excess with an old cloth.

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