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Guys, what's a better way to go than Armoral. I'm not too impressed with the stuff any more and it seems there's got to be some better products out there. Any suggestions.

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I don't really like Armor All either because it leaves a slimy residue. It works good on the wheels though.

What are you looking to apply protectant to, Doug? There's a lot of special products out there for specific things.

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Actually, it's real great for making people slide off the seats!

I've switched to STP's "Son of a Gun", but it seems to be the same stuff. Anyone else with anything better?
 

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I hate to admit this but when I was a pup I used the stuff on the seat of my motor scooter. That was exciting. I'm looking for something for use in the interior, dash, seats, doorpanels.

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Lexol-PH is great for the vinyl, helps it last longer and from what I heard makes it look good too. For the dash, and other hard plastic surfaces, I've been using Armor-All but I'm sure there is something better out there. Anyone know?

Also, if you're treating the dash pad, make sure you get something that is good for protecting it from UV rays. This'll keep it from cracking.

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Haven't found anything yet. Armorall makes a non-glossy vinyl spray, but from what I saw when I tried it, I couldn't tell that much difference.
 

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I used that STP stuff on my seats and I have a hard time not sliding off. Either that or my shirt rides up everytime I move around.

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Bought a vinyl tonneau cover for our truck. The manufacturer suggested using just mild soap and water for cleaning and nothing else. Armorall was used specifically as an example of aftermarket cleaners not to use.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Joe Y:
I used that STP stuff on my seats and I have a hard time not sliding off. Either that or my shirt rides up everytime I move around.

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Yeah, Joe, but it makes for an interesting ride!
You wind up looking like a "low rider"!
 

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I've probably used about everything under the sun by now.
Armoral contains alcohols and actually dries the vinyl in your car. Under not-so-extreme temperatures (hot or cold), it can crack plastic dashes and vinyl seats. I know about this first hand.


Anyway, Son-of-a-Gun works pretty good if you ask me. It is not the same as Armoral by any means. But, ANYTHING from Meguiar's will work great. For my tires I use that new gel stuff called Endurance from Meguiar's. It doesn't spin off or attract dirt. And, best of all, it smells like a grape lollipop!


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POR 15 is selling a vinyl protectant. I have no experience with it, but I have some on order to try on a vinyl top and the cover to my hot tub.
 

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I like Meguier's Natural Shine for the interior. It doesn't have that high gloss look and it holds up pretty well. Never tried Meguier's on the tires but use something that's probably very similar: Turtle Wax Tire Wax. It's a gel that you put on with a sponge and it drys to the touch. And it absolutely will not spin off.
 

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I've tried tons of stuff myself over the years and I've settled on "Pledge"...it works well on vinyl and has a reasonable sheen-it's shine in "stealth" mode-NOT like Armor-All where it's obvious...to me,it looks just right



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There is a site at www.bluemoon.com that has a section with useful tips. One that was mentioned was using lemon pledge on the interior. They made sound like a good idea and I plan on trying it when the time comes.
 

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My mind is trash ! I read the title as "Amoral" and quickly checked it out.

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ditto on the Pledge product. been using it for over 4 years now and interior looks and smells great.



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283v8, you're not alone. I thought the same thing until I started reading the posts. I guess I see what I want to see..

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Yeah, my mind is in the gutter - right where I want it ! Ain't it great ?


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