That cleans the dirt off but scratches, rubs, and worn spots remain. They start out subtle but accumulate over time. Plastic is soft and pretty much any contact with anything harder than skin or a soft cloth will leave a mark.I just use a plastic conditioner detail spray and a microfiber cloth and the scuffs pretty much disappear. I get the scuffs on the doors, under the dash on the glove box from people's knees rubbing, and on the backs of the seats when people sit in the back seat. It all comes off pretty easily with a good interior detail spray and almost looks like new even after 10k miles.
Exactly!! I didn't realize this because I am always careful when opening the door in the garage (so never fully open the door). Only recently did I also re-remember that if you fully open the door, the chances of door foot hits are greatly reduced. Add to that the automatic seat retract option.Just had a "doh" moment with this issue.
The door has two open positions:
Easy to swing out but hard to not scuff the panel.
Hard to swing out but lots of room to avoid the panel with your shoes.
I knew this long ago, but didn't realize that I was not opening the door to the second position when I was scuffing the panel.
Just make sure the door doesn't hit anything when it is opened to the wider position; it hangs out a long way. Better to scuff plastic with your shoe than paint against another car or barrier.