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Was wondering what some of you are using to clean and protect interior esp. the dashboard. I have just been using soap and water but would like to use a protectant for the dash. Tried some Armor All Clean but did not like the result.
 

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Was wondering what some of you are using to clean and protect interior esp. the dashboard. I have just been using soap and water but would like to use a protectant for the dash. Tried some Armor All Clean but did not like the result.
Try and stay from ArmorAll if at all possible. Their formula has been shown to cause cracking and fading over extended periods of time.

I like to use a product called Einzettes Cockpit Premium on dashes and interior plastics. It leaves a natural matte finish and has UV protectors in it. I'm not a fan of a shiny dash, so the Cockpit Premium works and looks great. Not to mention it also smells fantastic. http://www.pakshak.com/1z-cockpit-premium-500ml.html

I also like 303 Aero Space cleaner and they also have a portectant. You can buy 303 at alot of boating supply stores.

The Cockpit Premium can be used to clean the leather and anything plastic in the truck. But there is nothing wrong with using soap and water on a damp microfiber towel. A nice sunshade for the front window also saves the dashboard.

If you like the shiny look on your dash try Einzettes Tiefenpfleger. It also works well on tires.

Hope that helps,

Mark
 

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Go to this thread and read around.

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/detailing/

Also, do a quick search for clean & dashboard and you'll find plenty of stuff for sure!

Oh yeah, and ArmorAll is ok to use. They have since changed their formula. Dilute it 3:1 and you'll be fine. Post there and you'll find your answer :tu: Just look for Brandon
 

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Thanks Mark,

Will have to try to locate some around where I Live or just order it from the internet.
Youre welcome. Try the link I gave you. You cant buy Einzettes in a store, they're online only. Its out of Germany, but there a few distributors online.

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Well, as I have stated before and I guess will state again, Armour All will not crack dashes or plastic.

For general Cleaning, AA clean is a fairly decent product, but I just like to use any old apc diluted for plastic. I have also used woolite at 5:1 with great results.
 

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Never once in my life have I seen a cracked dash or anything else from the use of Armor all and I have used it for many years on all of my vehicles. It will leave a little whiting if you use it on the trim in the hot sun. It will not cause your plastic or vinyl to fade, crack or explode and will not cause whiting when not applied in direct sun.
There are many good products on the market today so use what you want but don't run down another product on rumors alone. The idea that Armor all will hurt anything on your car or truck has been going around for years without one bit of proof. Mike
 

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armor all is good, and i also use eagle one nanoprotectant....really good stuff....imo!! forgot to add...ive heard 303 aerospace protectant is awesome stuff too, im just unsure of where it can be found( havent seen it at any automotive stores round here??!!).

Check your local marine supply store for 303 products. They almost always have the whole product line. You can always find it online too, but if you have a marine store close by, I'd go there first.

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Check your local marine supply store for 303 products. They almost always have the whole product line. You can always find it online too, but if you have a marine store close by, I'd go there first.

Good luck

glad you mentioned a marine supply store!!:tu: we have several around here, and i need a few things for my boat anyway, so ill be stopping by later this week:ts:
 

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I use windex and water to clean the dash with a clean micro fiber cloth. After that i only use black magic interior protectant. I am a sucker for shine and it works the best out of anything i use. I think i may have to give up my shine soon and go to the flat look on the dash because the shine is a lint magnet. I have heard of 303 and my detailing guy says its good stuff. I would like to find something new for the tires. All the OTC tire shine is garbage if you ask me. My detail guy said he uses some sort of duragloss stuff he has to order and he applies it with a paint brush. I guess its worth a shot. I was also wondering if anyone could fill me in a little while i am here about the waterless washing. I have heard about it from Brandon in other post but have no clue what all it entails....Thanks ;)
 

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All OTC tire shine is not garbage. Meguiars Foam is one of my favorite. You just have to know what to look for. Anything that is water-based is a good tire shine, and AA foam and Duragloss are some great brands that look killer. Also, nothing should be applied with a paint brush, just spray it on, let it sit for about 5-10 min, then wipe off excess.

Waterless washing, hmm. Optimum No Rinse, and DP 4-n-1 are some great waterless washing products. You put some waterless wash in the bucket of water and wash a section of paint with your wash mitt. Then simply chamois it dry. Simple as that, do from top down and wheels/tires last.

I would advise against your dash cleaning procedure. Windex has ammonia that could harm plastic and the dash parts, while Black Magic is full of silicone that WILL dry and crach plastic, not to mention attract dust.

303 is some really good stuff for dash/leather/tires/trim, but it is pricey. $16 for 16oz.
 

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All OTC tire shine is not garbage. Meguiars Foam is one of my favorite. You just have to know what to look for. Anything that is water-based is a good tire shine, and AA foam and Duragloss are some great brands that look killer. Also, nothing should be applied with a paint brush, just spray it on, let it sit for about 5-10 min, then wipe off excess.

Waterless washing, hmm. Optimum No Rinse, and DP 4-n-1 are some great waterless washing products. You put some waterless wash in the bucket of water and wash a section of paint with your wash mitt. Then simply chamois it dry. Simple as that, do from top down and wheels/tires last.

I would advise against your dash cleaning procedure. Windex has ammonia that could harm plastic and the dash parts, while Black Magic is full of silicone that WILL dry and crach plastic, not to mention attract dust.

303 is some really good stuff for dash/leather/tires/trim, but it is pricey. $16 for 16oz.

i just don't like it that all the excess sprays on your truck when you take of after it has set for a long time. If you wipe off the excess it dulls the shine and any you apply does not shine enough. i use the ammonia free windex and didn't know about the silicone but i have been using it for years without a problem.
 

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Well those problems you are having are problems with your application, not the product.

I use AA tire foam usually, spray it on the tire and I let it sit for about 10min. Then take an old, clean wax applicator and wipe off the excess. Wiping with a towel does dull the shine, but if you use a wax applicator, it does not absorb as much dressing so the tire stays shiner. If you do this, the tire shine wont sling off onto the truck after you drive.
 
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