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I'm assuming good old-fashioned Armour-All will work nicely, but with that weird rubbery surface on parts of the dash, was wondering if anyone had found anything that works better?
 

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NO NO NO NO don't use Armor All unless you want a cracked dash over time. I learned a long time ago what to use on all your interior surfaces from a corrosion control specialist - LEMON PLEDGE. I was told the main ingredient of this stuff is some ozone deflector/preservative that is perfect for plastic surfaces inside your car. I've been using it for years and people always ask me what I use to keep everything looking good. Give it try - I'll think you'll like it.
 

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Thanks for the tip. I have a dog and she will surely scratch the dash. She loves to attack windshield wipers. I was going to use armor all,
but now I'll pledge it.
 

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If it was just straight vinyl, Armor-All works great. I've got a 67 Camaro I've used it on since High School (13 years ago) and the dash in that is immaculate. I've won a number of trophies.

So, not sure what cheapo dash boards you guys are using Armor-All on that crack.

My question is was really only because of the odd rubberized material that comprises some parts of the dash. I'll give the Pledge a shot.

Thanks for the tip.
 

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Don't do it! Is it just me or does Armour All seem to ATTRACT more dust? I have heard not to use it for the cracking dashboard reasons - but to me it always seems to feel really greasy and afterwards the car seems to get even dustier quicker!

I'm going to avoid it like the plague.

Armour All glass cleaner wipes are handy for the glass though... they come in those little "baby wipe" containers and do a good job on the windows.

Don't know what to use - if anything - on the plastic pannels. So far I've just gone to the spray it down yourself car wash and used the clear coat protect spray when I'm done and finish up with the spot free rinse.

The tire cleaner makes it look brand spankin'!

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FYI ONLY - spoke with the the Consumer Resource Center for SC Johnson the makers of Lemon Pledge and they said that it is fine for interior vinyl / dashboard use but, it is NOT to be used on exterior surfaces.
 

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[quote:659978a124="Simon"]Armour All is the worst. Throw that crap in the trash can.

It drys plastic and rubber out over time.[/quote:659978a124]

Can you use pledge to clean the vinyl/plastic/ and the rubber inside the car?
 

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Somebody else here suggested Aerospace 303 for the interior. I got some and will be trying it out shortly (when it quits raining).
 

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I swore off ArmorAll when one of their products permanetly hazed my clear dash and Armorall sent me 10 bucks and said to buy rubbing compound and rub it out. (Did not work).
I like Griot's Garage Vinyl Dressing for the inside and outside panels. Gives it a clean satin sheen like it was new. Not greasy. Also on the outside it does a good job of holding up against the rain. It actually beads up like a wax on the hood.
 

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I just ordered me some 303 protectant... I'll post how it works out....
 

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My experience has been that the more you fuss, the more problems you get.

I'm sticking with plain old warm water and a handiwipe once a week for everything. Worked for my '87 GTI and all others since.
 

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I bought one of the California dusters and just use that on the dash. It's got a light wax coat on it tht grabs everything and cleans it up, nicely. So far so good... :D

I do have a question, though. Does anyone know if it's safe to wax the plastic panels on the car?
 

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[quote:f310a8e19a="bcsilva"]I bought one of the California dusters and just use that on the dash. It's got a light wax coat on it tht grabs everything and cleans it up, nicely. So far so good... :D

I do have a question, though. Does anyone know if it's safe to wax the plastic panels on the car?[/quote:f310a8e19a]

DO NOT WAX THE PLASTIC PANELS>> IT WILL TURN WHITE... you either want to use vinlyex or 303 protectant....
 

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[quote:30e2935c34="MrCLoWnY"][quote:30e2935c34="bcsilva"]I bought one of the California dusters and just use that on the dash. It's got a light wax coat on it tht grabs everything and cleans it up, nicely. So far so good... :D

I do have a question, though. Does anyone know if it's safe to wax the plastic panels on the car?[/quote:30e2935c34]

DO NOT WAX THE PLASTIC PANELS>> IT WILL TURN WHITE... you either want to use vinlyex or 303 protectant....[/quote:30e2935c34]

Cool, I'll have to go pick some up. Thanks.
 
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