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Old 11-07-2014, 05:06 PM   #1
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What do you guys use other than armour all?

I'm looking for a new wipe on cleaner/detailer other than armour all. I use tough stuff for the cleaning, but need a better detailer that really makes my black interior shine. Thx for suggestions.
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I use Aero 303. I love it because it doesn't attract dust like Armour All. I buy it from Napa.
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Most stuff that is really shiny is going to be bad long term for the interior.

For detailing I use Adams Car Care products. Their All Purpose Cleaner works very well for the interior.


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Awesome. Thx guys
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What do you guys use other than armour all?

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I use Aero 303. I love it because it doesn't attract dust like Armour All. I buy it from Napa.

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Old 11-08-2014, 04:18 PM   #7
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I use 303 on surfaces that take a lot of sun and exterior. It smells awful so I use turtle wax ice on everything else.

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I use 303 on surfaces that take a lot of sun and exterior. It smells awful so I use turtle wax ice on everything else.

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Hmmm, I even use it on my leather interior, have never been bothered by the smell.


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Another one for 303. That or i use mothers. I hate armor all
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I use McGuire for all my interiors and exteriors. Only the best!

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Oops it's meguiar's! Lol!

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I use McGuire for all my interiors and exteriors. Only the best!

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If you think Meguiars is great, try Adams. I used to use all Meguiars and I was blown away by Adams.


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I'm gonna try them out this weekend.

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I just use any concentrated degreaser I don't like shine.


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Old 11-13-2014, 05:32 AM   #16
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303...I have only found it on line. I like that it is not the super shiny of ArmorAll
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StrangeMud, I get 303 at Napa.
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303...I have only found it on line. I like that it is not the super shiny of ArmorAll
Armorall comes in a non-shiny also. I've ignored all the bashing over the last forty years and have never had a problem with it.
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I use Ultima Waterless Wash Plus Concentrate for all kinds of things, including interiors. You dilute it down with water based on intended use, whether it be for a rinseless wash, waterless wash/quick detailer, or general cleaner. It's pretty much the best thing since sliced bread if you are into car detailing.

It is extremely slick and the surfactants make cleaning delicate interior surfaces such as instrument cluster lenses, radio lenses, chrome trim, etc. safer to minimize scratching. Leather seats, glass, plastic, you name it, it cleans it safely without residue. This is not a harsh degreaser/all purpose cleaner for the interior, it is more of a maintenance product for keeping things looking good.

It's also my favorite rinseless wash product out now for the exterior. I've only done two traditional 2 bucket/hose washes on my car since I bought it in May this year. I just give it a rinseless wash about once a week and my car stays looking fresh and glossy.

I did a quick and dirty spray and wipe on my DD Toyota Camry a couple of months ago with Ultima WW+ and I am amazed every time it rains. The water beads up on the paint like crazy. The rain shoots right off the windshield like Rain X, so you don't even have to use the wipers.

Amazing product. This is more of a pro-level detailing product you won't find locally in stores.
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...I was blown away by Adams.
Soccerluvr, are the letters on your rear bumper decals or paint?
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Soccerluvr, are the letters on your rear bumper decals or paint?
They are the Stainless Steel colored vinyl ones AM sells. Like $20. They also have actual stainless steel letters that stick on, those are around $55.

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They are the Stainless Steel colored vinyl ones AM sells.
Thanks, I'll look into them.
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4me, thx for the NAPA.....

BigMac, I've noticed lots of AA hate too. If ya read it'll destroy your car within 6 months...wtf?
I just didn't like the super shine when I used it (many years ago)
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4me, thx for the NAPA.....

BigMac, I've noticed lots of AA hate too. If ya read it'll destroy your car within 6 months...wtf?
I just didn't like the super shine when I used it (many years ago)
I've ignored the "hate" posts on most threads pertaining to products; we've all read them on synthetic oils (many years ago), and cleaning products.
My personal observations on AA is that it contains alcohol, which will dry plastic over time. Only for this reason do I not use it.
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I've ignored the "hate" posts on most threads pertaining to products; we've all read them on synthetic oils (many years ago), and cleaning products.
My personal observations on AA is that it contains alcohol, which will dry plastic over time. Only for this reason do I not use it.
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...My personal observations on AA is that it contains alcohol, which will dry plastic over time. Only for this reason do I not use it.
Maybe that living in a hot weather area, the alcohol evaporates before being able to cause a problem. Just a guess.
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Maybe that living in a hot weather area, the alcohol evaporates before being able to cause a problem. Just a guess.
Alcohol will still lift the natural oils of the plastic before it evaporates, leaving the plastic dry and brittle, prone to cracking. It's just more exaggerated in a hot environment.

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Alcohol will still lift the natural oils of the plastic before it evaporates, leaving the plastic dry and brittle, prone to cracking. It's just more exaggerated in a hot environment.
Can't prove it by me. Never have had a problem in using it for over 40 years. I live in a hot environment. The complaints that I have seen that come from actual users instead of a friend's cousin's brother usually are about it's shininess. They make a matte product also.
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I used to us AA but where I live EVERY road is dusty, even the paved roads. It just seemed to me that AA attracted dust easier than 303. JMO.
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I use Aero 303. I love it because it doesn't attract dust like Armour All. I buy it from Napa.
I gotta check that out next time im near a NAPA.

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Most stuff that is really shiny is going to be bad long term for the interior.
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any evidence that shows? not saying you're wrong, I always shine mine, and now im a little scared that im only doing damage. :/

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If you think Meguiars is great, try Adams. I used to use all Meguiars and I was blown away by Adams.
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thats how i felt when i switched to surf city garage. But the more i hear about it, the more i wanna try out Adams.

Currently, assuming were only talking about armorall's interior cleaner and protectant, I use Surf city garage Dash Away cleaner. Great stuff. Cleans like a degreaser. Says it has a UV protectant in it. Matte finish, no shine at all. After that, I usually use the meguiars supreme shine i think its called. black bottle, yellow label. I tried the Refresh (like the air fresheners) Interior wipes. they work pretty good. dont know about the quality of the ingredients tho. Wont be buying another bottle.
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I use only water dampened microfiber towel for the Mustang, I use Meguiares natural shine wipes on my wife's Civic Si interior, smells good and leaves a, as the name implies a natural shine not glossy and greasy at all
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AA contains silicone which in time unless always garaged breaks down vinyls and plastics, check the warranty limitations on vinyl toppo covers, they will only cover splits and cracks if a non-silicone product is used to dress it.All boat ad marine dealers use it because it doesn't turn milky white when it gets wet and the product they use is 303 Aerospace. And with 303 you won't slide out of the seat and wind up in the floor hung up under the steering column. AA keeps the vinyl dash cap business alive because of all the cracked dashes!
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The only product that I know of that is safe for plastics is plastic cleaner.

Novus makes the best stuff on the market. Note that it will strip off wax like alcohol, so it's purely for cleaning the plastic parts. This also works for vinyl. It will clean it but won't do anything else (good or bad). It will give it some UV protection, though.
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The 303 is safe for plastics since it has no silicones or other oil derilitives, it will clean it and also leave a low or satin sheen that doesn't smear and dust doesn't stick to it like with AA.
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303 is good for lots of sunlight, Mequiars is good for most needs. I have tried various products. I like STP cleaner for the vinyl, with Mequiars interior detail for a basic all purpose. I have several products for different areas. I have used AA for many years with no problems, but it does create a bit of a slick surface if overused. Its bad rep comes from the sun hitting the highly reflective surface it created. It creates a hot house affect which does crack vinyl. If you do not leave your windows rolled up, and use a sun screen, your dash will last for a long time.

Interior and exterior, if you use any major brand and like it, there should be no problem.
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