Posts that violate the guidelines or Terms and conditions
of Use of the Missing-lynx.com discussion groups will be erased,
and repeated violation of this policy may result in termination
of the violator's account.
If you like the pristine look as you say, don't do it! The interiors are not nearly as dirty as people would like to think. Of course, I can only speak from the experience of the M109, but even so, there's a lot more traffic in and out of one of those than your average tank. Most everything in there remains pretty darned clean, even after a week of firing. The only real dirt/mud buildup is on the floor, and there's not much there either. Crews are very picky about getting mud in the track, as the last thing you want to do is slip and bust your ass while handling a 98 pound projo.
As for other places I've been in soft skins, cleanliness is still important. You don't want dirt getting into your commo gear or weapons, and you damn sure don't drive around with dirty windshields when you can help it-your life depends upon being able to see as much as you can. We cleaned ours at every stop, even if the rest of the vehicle looked like it had taken a mud bath.