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Old 03-28-2014, 09:53 AM   #11
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I know armor all and turtle wax have a rap sheet among detailers, but I assume their still in business because they changed what was wrong with their formula. Long term wise would I use them? Prolly not, I just happen to have a rental and decided that at 3 bucks I'd give the aa a try, I have nothing to lose. I'm sure in the future some one else will end up wondering what product does well and what doesn't, and this is the perfect place for discussion about pros and cons. So far I've heard negative, so be it.

But I do thank you all for time you took to reply to this.
Why are you detailing and maintaining a rental is the question???

The reason armor all and turtle wax are still in business is not because they have good products, but because people who do not know any better continue to buy their junk..

And again I am not trying to be rude. I like to help inform people on aspects of the car detailing game they may not know.

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Old 03-28-2014, 11:34 AM   #12
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Why are you detailing and maintaining a rental is the question???

The reason armor all and turtle wax are still in business is not because they have good products, but because people who do not know any better continue to buy their junk..

And again I am not trying to be rude. I like to help inform people on aspects of the car detailing game they may not know.

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Not so much detailing and maintaining, just had free time and decided to give it a quick wash.

And no offense taken, this is a forum, people will butt heads over different views.

This by far is one of the more fun, informative and well organized forums. The community here is great!
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:05 AM   #13
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I have an ST and the break dust is horrible. I have been using the Armorall wheel protectant for over a year. I get less brake dust sticking to the wheels and what does mostly comes off with a blast from the hose. There may be better products but it certainly isn't junk.
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Old 04-13-2014, 03:07 PM   #14
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Switch over to ceramic pads and your brake dust woes will be far and inbetween. I have Akebono ceramics on my 4Runner and it takes a while to accumulate a noticeable amount of dust if I go a while between washes.
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I used it on my polished drag wheels on my mustang. It actually works good on a polished wheel surface
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Old 04-13-2014, 03:32 PM   #16
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I guess the brake pads on the ST are different than on the Ti since I haven't had any brake dust in 5000 miles....I only have to clean rims about once a month 'cause I like to.
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Switch over to ceramic pads and your brake dust woes will be far and inbetween. I have Akebono ceramics on my 4Runner and it takes a while to accumulate a noticeable amount of dust if I go a while between washes.
I will when it's time for new pads. Plus there are not much available to fit the ST at this time.
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I guess the brake pads on the ST are different than on the Ti since I haven't had any brake dust in 5000 miles....I only have to clean rims about once a month 'cause I like to.
The fronts are much larger and the come with agressive performance pads.
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I used only AA last time I washed my car and it worked just fine. Wash, wax, rim and tire cleaner, and tire shine

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I guess the brake pads on the ST are different than on the Ti since I haven't had any brake dust in 5000 miles....I only have to clean rims about once a month 'cause I like to.
Driving habits also make a huge difference with the amount of break dust
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