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wat to use to clean dash and console? #293099 Oct 6, 2:39pm Oct 6, 2:39pm
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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???

Re: wat to use to clean dash and console? [Re: celicafourotwo] #293100 Oct 6, 4:37pm Oct 6, 4:37pm
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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 ).

Re: wat to use to clean dash and console? [Re: Blue_Bomber] #293101 Oct 6, 4:48pm Oct 6, 4:48pm
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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?
Re: wat to use to clean dash and console? [Re: celicafourotwo] #293102 Oct 6, 4:57pm Oct 6, 4:57pm
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where can you get that? I've never heard of it. I need to change my armourall-using ways!!

Re: wat to use to clean dash and console? [Re: grcelica] #293103 Oct 6, 5:00pm Oct 6, 5:00pm
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maybe at advanced auto part..i'll start with that and wal-mart..


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?
Re: wat to use to clean dash and console? [Re: celicafourotwo] #293104 Oct 6, 5:34pm Oct 6, 5:34pm
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so would it take care of oxidation on the black trim? i got that pretty bad frown

Re: wat to use to clean dash and console? [Re: Celica2k] #293105 Oct 6, 6:58pm Oct 6, 6:58pm
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i clean mine with a damp washcloth thumbsup thumbsup

Re: wat to use to clean dash and console? [Re: Shiftyz1x] #293106 Oct 6, 7:00pm Oct 6, 7:00pm
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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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Re: wat to use to clean dash and console? [Re: Blue_Bomber] #293107 Oct 6, 7:23pm Oct 6, 7:23pm
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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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Re: wat to use to clean dash and console? [Re: slidr] #293108 Oct 6, 7:45pm Oct 6, 7:45pm
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looks like this.. Vinylex but i dont recall ever seeing it in pepboys frown
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Re: wat to use to clean dash and console? [Re: Erick] #293109 Oct 6, 8:19pm Oct 6, 8:19pm
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i have used amorall for a year now...no problems thumbsup thumbsup

Re: wat to use to clean dash and console? [Re: Erick] #293110 Oct 6, 8:20pm Oct 6, 8:20pm
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Yup, Pep Boys has it (at least the ones by me do wink ). Thats's where I get it from.

Re: wat to use to clean dash and console? [Re: Blue_Bomber] #293111 Oct 6, 8:26pm Oct 6, 8:26pm
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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.

Re: wat to use to clean dash and console? [Re: 2003cbgts] #293112 Oct 6, 9:22pm Oct 6, 9:22pm
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i saw this meguiars vinyl protectant so ill prolly try that.

Re: wat to use to clean dash and console? [Re: fonz182] #293113 Oct 6, 10:33pm Oct 6, 10:33pm
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Re: wat to use to clean dash and console? [Re: stefanoc] #293114 Oct 6, 11:51pm Oct 6, 11:51pm
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i havent clean mine in decades puke

Re: wat to use to clean dash and console? [Re: ghostingcelica] #293115 Oct 7, 12:09am Oct 7, 12:09am
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Re: wat to use to clean dash and console? [Re: 2003cbgts] #293116 Oct 7, 12:50am Oct 7, 12:50am
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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

Re: wat to use to clean dash and console? [Re: Burgh_Mike] #293117 Oct 7, 12:52am Oct 7, 12:52am
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I also got me one of them mini California dusters...works great !

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Re: wat to use to clean dash and console? [Re: Blue_Bomber] #293118 Oct 7, 3:49pm Oct 7, 3:49pm
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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.

Re: wat to use to clean dash and console? [Re: hephaestus] #293119 Oct 7, 3:55pm Oct 7, 3:55pm
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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

Re: wat to use to clean dash and console? [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #293120 Oct 7, 4:37pm Oct 7, 4:37pm
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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

Re: wat to use to clean dash and console? [Re: sbocaj55] #293121 Oct 7, 6:21pm Oct 7, 6:21pm
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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.

Re: wat to use to clean dash and console? [Re: 2003cbgts] #293122 Oct 7, 8:53pm Oct 7, 8:53pm
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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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