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What to use to clean/polish dash? #431028 Mar 31, 2:43pm Mar 31, 2:43pm
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What to use to clean/polish dash?
I want to clean, shine up my dash but I don't want to use regular armor-all. It makes it way too shiny, like its rubbed with oil or something. And if you do the doors too, it can get on your clothes. Have you guys found something else that works great, more like a lotion effect (kinda penetrates through, gives it a low-shine gloss and makes it look rich & new)... like stuff you'd use on your leather seats? Or just anything that works better just plain old armor-all?

Re: What to use to clean/polish dash? [Re: GTS_Rosh] #431029 Mar 31, 3:26pm Mar 31, 3:26pm
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meguiars nxt tech protectant... i wouldnt use anything but this stuff i put it on just once and it seems to last forever.. awesome stuff thumbsup

Re: What to use to clean/polish dash? [Re: 2003cbgts] #431030 Mar 31, 3:31pm Mar 31, 3:31pm
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Re: What to use to clean/polish dash? [Re: Gen7fan] #431031 Mar 31, 3:48pm Mar 31, 3:48pm
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I use nxt on my dash but meguiars makes stuff especially for leather (and it kinda smells goo too grin)

Re: What to use to clean/polish dash? [Re: YourNameHere] #431032 Mar 31, 4:05pm Mar 31, 4:05pm
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i use tired and trusted Amoral thumbsup

Re: What to use to clean/polish dash? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #431033 Mar 31, 6:31pm Mar 31, 6:31pm
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Armor all is bad because it contains silicone which can dry out and make your dash crack.

Use 303 Aerospace Protectant as it protects from UV rays as well.

Re: What to use to clean/polish dash? [Re: Teknikal] #431034 Mar 31, 7:19pm Mar 31, 7:19pm
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I go for the cheap stuff. Armorall wipes. I keep them behind my seat and wipe my dash down every week. I usually do it if I'm stuck in traffic. thumbsup

Re: What to use to clean/polish dash? [Re: Teknikal] #431035 Mar 31, 7:49pm Mar 31, 7:49pm
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Originally Posted by Teknikal
Armor all is bad because it contains silicone which can dry out and make your dash crack.

Use 303 Aerospace Protectant as it protects from UV rays as well.


that's probably pretty unlikely though that your dash will crack... i've been using armor all forever and never had a problem... my GT has been sitting in the sun for the past 2 years since the tranny went and the dash still hasn't cracked... and i used to coat that dash with armor all


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Re: What to use to clean/polish dash? [Re: celikitten] #431036 Mar 31, 9:44pm Mar 31, 9:44pm
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I would never use anything armor-all makes because I have been burned in the past. These plastic dashes shouldn't crack, but the residue left attracts more dust. I use a flat pannel display cleaner for all of my tint and interior cleaning.

Re: What to use to clean/polish dash? [Re: maingear] #431037 Mar 31, 9:51pm Mar 31, 9:51pm
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Continue using silicone products then

Re: What to use to clean/polish dash? [Re: Teknikal] #431038 Apr 1, 12:27am Apr 1, 12:27am
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yeah i defintely advise agianst any armor-all products.

Re: What to use to clean/polish dash? [Re: sweetnuts4sale] #431039 Apr 1, 8:38am Apr 1, 8:38am
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Bottom line is that the dash in our Celi is not made of a material that is ever going to "shine", so the best one can hope for is dirt-free


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Re: What to use to clean/polish dash? [Re: jonnyess] #431040 Apr 1, 9:20am Apr 1, 9:20am
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the manual even states not to use armorall...


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Re: What to use to clean/polish dash? [Re: ct] #431041 Apr 1, 9:28am Apr 1, 9:28am
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armorall made the dash in my 300zx crack thumbsdown

Re: What to use to clean/polish dash? [Re: StuntPanda] #431042 Apr 1, 10:56am Apr 1, 10:56am
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I'm going to try the NXT from Meguiars. I did a search on the Internet and everyone likes it. Armor-all for the dash is old school, because that's all was available like 10-25 years ago, and even though it gotten better with time, it still not as good. Alot of people complaining about it. So might as well go for the right stuff. thumbsup

Re: What to use to clean/polish dash? [Re: GTS_Rosh] #431043 Apr 1, 12:27pm Apr 1, 12:27pm
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