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celicafourotwo Oct 6, 10:39pm - #293099 

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wat to use to clean dash and console?

i've been using the Armor stuff for dash, vinyl, and such..wat would you guy recommend?? well wat are you guy using?? i don't like the celi's dash, it collects dust way too much and when you clean it, it's not smooth but kinda rough..any suggestion???
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Blue_Bomber Oct 7, 12:37am - #293100 
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Armor All = very bad. Many people have had problems with their dashes cracking after using it for a while. Protectant is supposed to prevent that from happening, not accelerate it. Get Vinylex. It's a protectant that restores the plasticizers in vinyl, rubber, and plastic (stuff that keeps them flexible). It also has UV protection, doesn't smell nasty, isn't excessive greasy, and won't make the dash so shiny that it'll blind you on a sunny day. smile It's also good for use on weatherstripping, the black trim on the outside of the car, all the rubber and plastic in the engine bay, and the tires (makes them black again grin ).
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celicafourotwo Oct 7, 12:48am - #293101 

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cool..thanks..i'll give that a try.. thumbsup

Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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grcelica Oct 7, 12:57am - #293102 

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where can you get that? I've never heard of it. I need to change my armourall-using ways!!
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celicafourotwo Oct 7, 1:00am - #293103 

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maybe at advanced auto part..i'll start with that and wal-mart..

Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Celica2k Oct 7, 1:34am - #293104 

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so would it take care of oxidation on the black trim? i got that pretty bad frown
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Shiftyz1x Oct 7, 2:58am - #293105 

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i clean mine with a damp washcloth thumbsup thumbsup
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iggy Oct 7, 3:00am - #293106 
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Originally Posted by Shiftyz1x
i clean mine with a damp washcloth thumbsup thumbsup


off topic >> Wow those are some wild rims on your AV, kind of cool. thumbsup

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slidr Oct 7, 3:23am - #293107 

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Originally Posted by Blue_Bomber
Armor All = very bad. Many people have had problems with their dashes cracking after using it for a while. Protectant is supposed to prevent that from happening, not accelerate it. Get Vinylex. It's a protectant that restores the plasticizers in vinyl, rubber, and plastic (stuff that keeps them flexible). It also has UV protection, doesn't smell nasty, isn't excessive greasy, and won't make the dash so shiny that it'll blind you on a sunny day. smile It's also good for use on weatherstripping, the black trim on the outside of the car, all the rubber and plastic in the engine bay, and the tires (makes them black again grin ).
That's what someone once told me. Turtle Wax products are supposed to suck too.

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Erick Oct 7, 3:45am - #293108 

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looks like this.. Vinylex but i dont recall ever seeing it in pepboys frown
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cycocelica Oct 7, 4:19am - #293109 

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i have used amorall for a year now...no problems thumbsup thumbsup
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Blue_Bomber Oct 7, 4:20am - #293110 
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Yup, Pep Boys has it (at least the ones by me do wink ). Thats's where I get it from.
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2003cbgts Oct 7, 4:26am - #293111 

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i use the meguiare nxt protectant. smells great and is suppoosed to be their best yet. leaves very nice shine and lasts a long ass time.
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fonz182 Oct 7, 5:22am - #293112 

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i saw this meguiars vinyl protectant so ill prolly try that.
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stefanoc Oct 7, 6:33am - #293113 

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ghostingcelica Oct 7, 7:51am - #293114 
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i havent clean mine in decades puke
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Elec-FuYu Oct 7, 8:09am - #293115 
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microfiber cloths.

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Burgh_Mike Oct 7, 8:50am - #293116 

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Originally Posted by 2003cbgts
i use the meguiare nxt protectant. smells great and is suppoosed to be their best yet. leaves very nice shine and lasts a long ass time.
thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
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Burgh_Mike Oct 7, 8:52am - #293117 

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I also got me one of them mini California dusters...works great !
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hephaestus Oct 7, 11:49pm - #293118 
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Originally Posted by Blue_Bomber
Armor All = very bad. Many people have had problems with their dashes cracking after using it for a while. Protectant is supposed to prevent that from happening, not accelerate it. Get Vinylex. It's a protectant that restores the plasticizers in vinyl, rubber, and plastic (stuff that keeps them flexible). It also has UV protection, doesn't smell nasty, isn't excessive greasy, and won't make the dash so shiny that it'll blind you on a sunny day. smile It's also good for use on weatherstripping, the black trim on the outside of the car, all the rubber and plastic in the engine bay, and the tires (makes them black again grin ).

I use that stuff also. Good stuff. Here in NJ I can get it at any local parts store and every car wash. Definitely don't use Armor All.
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R3DLIN3GT Oct 7, 11:55pm - #293119 
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what armor all are you all talking about?
i know someone that uses the armoral dash wipes...its like a wet nap and it looks really nice and clean
is that the thing that we are not suppose to use or is there other armor all products you are talking about
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sbocaj55 Oct 8, 12:37am - #293120 

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I use armorall cleaning wipes, armorall vinyl/plastic protectant wipes, and armorall one step leather cleaner/protectant. The previous owner of my car used the same type of armorall products since he bought it in 2000...and it looks gorgeous to me...no problems whatsoever
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Blue_Bomber Oct 8, 2:21am - #293121 
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Armor All uses silicone in their cleaners, which eats away at rubber/vinyl/plastic. Same reason you're not supposed to use WD-40 on rubber and plastic inside and outside the engine bay.
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Sultan Oct 8, 4:53am - #293122 

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Originally Posted by 2003cbgts
i use the meguiare nxt protectant. smells great and is suppoosed to be their best yet. leaves very nice shine and lasts a long ass time.


same here - it works great... thumbsup
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