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2K4Celica Apr 18, 2:49pm - #158312 
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What detailing agent do you use for your dash?

Does everyone just use Armor All? AA does great on the vinyl/plastic parts of the car, and the leather inserts in the doors, but it seems like it sucks on the dash itself.

What does everyone use for the actual dash? The texture is rough and picks up lint easily, armor all just doesn't seems like the best choice for that.

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spaztikid Apr 18, 2:50pm - #158313 
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i use armour all and it sucks... i dont know what else to use.
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R3DLIN3GT Apr 18, 2:59pm - #158314 
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
i use armour all and it sucks... i dont know what else to use.


same with me thumbsdown
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NorwayGT Apr 18, 3:17pm - #158315 

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i use a slightly damp towel...it works good

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VSGTS14 Apr 18, 4:14pm - #158316 

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never put armor all or that shit on the dash..it can damage it over time and looks dumb thumbsdown thumbsdown

I take a nice cloth, put spray nine on it...then wipe down everything...

takes off scuffs, marks, dust...and leaves it clean thumbsup

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R3DLIN3GT Apr 18, 4:30pm - #158317 
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
never put armor all or that shit on the dash..it can damage it over time and looks dumb thumbsdown thumbsdown

I take a nice cloth, put spray nine on it...then wipe down everything...

takes off scuffs, marks, dust...and leaves it clean thumbsup


what do you spray on your cloth?

and what type of cloth do you recommend and where do they sell good ones for a car?
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VSGTS14 Apr 18, 4:31pm - #158318 

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Originally Posted by R3DLIN3GT
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
never put armor all or that shit on the dash..it can damage it over time and looks dumb thumbsdown thumbsdown

I take a nice cloth, put spray nine on it...then wipe down everything...

takes off scuffs, marks, dust...and leaves it clean thumbsup


what do you spray on your cloth?

and what type of cloth do you recommend and where do they sell good ones for a car?


Spray Nine it's called...

um anytype really...i use these small ones that are red...just use a terry cloth

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R3DLIN3GT Apr 18, 4:35pm - #158319 
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by R3DLIN3GT
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
never put armor all or that shit on the dash..it can damage it over time and looks dumb thumbsdown thumbsdown

I take a nice cloth, put spray nine on it...then wipe down everything...

takes off scuffs, marks, dust...and leaves it clean thumbsup


what do you spray on your cloth?

and what type of cloth do you recommend and where do they sell good ones for a car?


Spray Nine it's called...

um anytype really...i use these small ones that are red...just use a terry cloth



oooo...i assumed you misspelled spray mine...ok Spray nine i look for that smile
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Krayze Apr 18, 5:04pm - #158320 

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i never used spray nine but what i have found to work the best is vynlx its at pep boys. it is hte best stuff you can use it lets it breathe so it won't crack isn't too shiny works flawlessly.

oh adn never i repear tneve4r use armor all on yoru dash or setas not too mention any leather it will maek it crack if used repeatedly. for you leather seats and inserts use lexol cleaner and lexol coditioner. my leahter still looks brand new after 2 and a half years.

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R3DLIN3GT Apr 18, 5:07pm - #158321 
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Originally Posted by Krayze
i never used spray nine but what i have found to work the best is vynlx its at pep boys. it is hte best stuff you can use it lets it breathe so it won't crack isn't too shiny works flawlessly.

oh adn never i repear tneve4r use armor all on yoru dash or setas not too mention any leather it will maek it crack if used repeatedly. for you leather seats and inserts use lexol cleaner and lexol coditioner. my leahter still looks brand new after 2 and a half years.



ill be looking for that instead thumbsup

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VSGTS14 Apr 18, 5:08pm - #158322 

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spray nine is just all purpose cleaner

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Rocketman Apr 18, 7:01pm - #158323 

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Son of a Gun works real good! thumbsup
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Krayze Apr 18, 7:02pm - #158324 

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oh okay well i woldn't use a all purpose cleaner for any part of thecar except the engine as a degreaser. never for interior not sure weather it will discolor itover time or not.

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eric_h Apr 18, 7:21pm - #158325 

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yeah armor all does suck on the dash, i use it on the shift boot and the other small parts but ill try using a damp towel from now on

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VSGTS14 Apr 18, 7:34pm - #158326 

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Originally Posted by Krayze
oh okay well i woldn't use a all purpose cleaner for any part of thecar except the engine as a degreaser. never for interior not sure weather it will discolor itover time or not.


no, it won't cause it's safe..

i work as a car detailer, i know pretty much what works and doesn't grin

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celimangts17 Apr 18, 7:41pm - #158327 

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i use meguires gold class all purpose cleaner wipes. works pretty good

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DiabloGTS Apr 18, 8:12pm - #158328 

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I use a swiffer duster.

no need to clean it just want to get it dust free

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hephaestus Apr 18, 8:31pm - #158329 
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I use lexol leather conditioner and cleaner for the shift boot, sills and seats. Then vinylex on a wet microfiber towel to clean the rest. It's the best I tried so far. Much better than Armor All, that stuff sucks.
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xandrewx Apr 18, 9:48pm - #158330 

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Meguiar's Dash and Trim Foam Protectant, best stuff ever!
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anaijelly Apr 19, 7:01pm - #158331 
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Quote:

no, it won't cause it's safe..

i work as a car detailer, i know pretty much what works and doesn't grin

You work as a detailer and you use Spray nine on DASHES ?? What do you use for windows spit and an old newspaper ? Spray nine will dry the dash out it is also corrosive...

Anywho ... Personally meg gold class spray stinks Megs NXT smells OK but doesnt work as well leaves spots confused . I use the bright red bottle meg vinyl cleaner cant remeber the name but it presents a nice shine thats last isnt to bling bling and it isnt oily or attracts a lot of dust . I mention the smell cause I can smell it for a couple day s and smells nasty . Armor All is like the Geo Metro of detailing supplies Spend a couple bucks more and get a better product
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VSGTS14 Apr 19, 7:20pm - #158332 

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Quote:

no, it won't cause it's safe..

i work as a car detailer, i know pretty much what works and doesn't grin

You work as a detailer and you use Spray nine on DASHES ?? What do you use for windows spit and an old newspaper ? Spray nine will dry the dash out it is also corrosive...

Anywho ... Personally meg gold class spray stinks Megs NXT smells OK but doesnt work as well leaves spots confused . I use the bright red bottle meg vinyl cleaner cant remeber the name but it presents a nice shine thats last isnt to bling bling and it isnt oily or attracts a lot of dust . I mention the smell cause I can smell it for a couple day s and smells nasty . Armor All is like the Geo Metro of detailing supplies Spend a couple bucks more and get a better product [/quote]

uh, no, you never spray the cleaner directly on the dash..

and it's harmless, i work with a PROFESSIONALY who has been our dealer's car detailer ever since we opened...that's how i learned wave

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slidr Apr 19, 7:24pm - #158333 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
never put armor all or that shit on the dash..it can damage it over time and looks dumb thumbsdown thumbsdown

I take a nice cloth, put spray nine on it...then wipe down everything...

takes off scuffs, marks, dust...and leaves it clean thumbsup
Armor All is pure shit. It does damage your interior over time, so if you like your car then don't use it.

Meguire's (sp) is really good, if you are willing to pay a little more.

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Burgh_Mike Apr 19, 7:57pm - #158334 

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Know666 Apr 19, 8:07pm - #158337 

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i work at a ford dealer, and we have a waxed cloth made by motorcraft. it works very well at removing dust without leaving any fibers from the cloth or wax on the surfaces. in other words it works great for dusting without leaving any chemicals on the surface. smile
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Krayze Apr 21, 4:33pm - #158338 

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well if you work as a detailer then why havent you heard of vynlx ?

and are you one of the guys who prep the cars for when tehy are new or when teh cutsomer brings it in for a detail?

they are not the same. the prep is just a wash and a sipe down pointless and crappy.

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^^are you talking to me?

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hephaestus Apr 21, 6:59pm - #158340 
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I'm not sure of what's going on here. Don't you mean vinylex?
I'm sure he's not talking to you^^^ Mr. Sray Nine user and known employment history maybe the Ford guy. Any way those Lexol products are good enough for our Celicas.
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vondutchguy Apr 21, 8:33pm - #158341 

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meguiars dash & trim foam protectant is great, thats what i use and have no problems with it. also if your looking for a nice shine, buy a can of silicone (spell?) spray and a light coat of that on the dash and spread evenly. it doesnt hurt it as well. i have even also heard of people using vaseline but i dont know how good it works or damage it does if any?
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Sara Apr 22, 5:10am - #158342 

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DONT USE ARMOR ALL thumbsdown Bad!
I use soap, water and a sponge
Works great and actually cleans the dash instead of adding a slimmy layer over the dirt like armor all.
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trog2233 Apr 22, 5:13am - #158343 

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I just use a damp cloth.. thumbsup
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anaijelly Apr 23, 9:04am - #158344 
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Think of it like this you paid 20k for the car you spent maybe 5k on mods but you dont want to spend $6 on a quality PROTECTANT?? the dash needs Protection putting stuff on it may actually harm it . You could dry it out or it could belike an accellerant and burn the dash .
So go buy a decent dash dressing try the NXT in the picture you might like it it smells pretty good Gold class stinks .
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anaijelly Apr 23, 9:09am - #158345 
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