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09-07-2012 09:31 AM
Burns098356GX I use a damp rag with Maguires interior, then rub it down again with a clean damp rag. I don't like the shiney grease those leave behind.
09-07-2012 06:31 AM
DEREKC SONAX Dashboard Cleaner
09-07-2012 12:23 AM
lyonsroar I ordered 303 online but I've heard you can usually find it in sporting goods stores...places that sell boats...
09-07-2012 12:10 AM
loki993
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Originally Posted by lyonsroar View Post
Armor All used to use dimethyl silicone which causes dry rot over time. Now they've switched to water based emulsions but that old formula still haunts their perception in enthusiasts minds.

Truth is armor all won't hurt anything really. Its essentially the same as any other protectant. Thing is 303 Aerospace Protectant has more UV inhibitors than Armor All so it protects better. This is also why 303 is more expensive, but oh so worth it.

Hope this helps.
Yeah I've looked and couldn't find silicone mentioned either way on anything really so I kinda wondered.

Is the 303 something I can get locally at an auto parts store or something like that or do I need to order it online?
09-07-2012 12:03 AM
lyonsroar Armor All used to use dimethyl silicone which causes dry rot over time. Now they've switched to water based emulsions but that old formula still haunts their perception in enthusiasts minds.

Truth is armor all won't hurt anything really. Its essentially the same as any other protectant. Thing is 303 Aerospace Protectant has more UV inhibitors than Armor All so it protects better. This is also why 303 is more expensive, but oh so worth it.

Hope this helps.
09-06-2012 10:37 PM
Sniper Focus
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It was something I heard a long time ago. It was said that it would eventually dry out the dash and cause it to crack. I think it comes from when dashes were vinyl. My dash seems to be made out of hard plastic so I'm not even sure it applies anymore.
Yeah cracked dashes don't apply anymore. Every car back in the 80's had a cracked dash, then they wised up and started making them out of plastic.
09-06-2012 02:29 PM
Mile30 All those products are shiny... until you do a final wipe-down. It's THAT step people don't usually do!
09-06-2012 01:43 PM
loki993
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I use Armor all wipes, they're pretty nice. Don't know anything about cracking though. If that's true, I'll be picking up some Meguiars soon.
It was something I heard a long time ago. It was said that it would eventually dry out the dash and cause it to crack. I think it comes from when dashes were vinyl. My dash seems to be made out of hard plastic so I'm not even sure it applies anymore.
09-06-2012 01:32 PM
matmatician I use Armor all wipes, they're pretty nice. Don't know anything about cracking though. If that's true, I'll be picking up some Meguiars soon.
09-06-2012 01:31 PM
lyonsroar 303 Aerospace Protectant.

UV Protection, non-greasy, non dust attracting, nice matte finish.
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