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 Post subject: Best way to get rid of Armor-All on Interior plastics?
Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 10:05 pm 
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hey all, the BA im getting (hopefully tomorrow) has the traditional car dealer Armor-All coating all over the dash and plastics etc. I F*CKING HATE Armor-all with a passion, i dont care if it protects plastic, id rather it getting damaged by the sun than being slimy as hell attracting every piece of dust that floats past.

so what have you guys used to get it off the dash without staining it? I thought about using Prepsol but that seems to leave a white stain on dashes.

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Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 10:57 pm 
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mix 50% water and 50% metho

put in on a cloth and wipe over thats what i did on the bf fairmont

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Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 10:58 am 
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For armor all you shouldn't really need anything other than water to take it off, Just go buy yourself a decent microfibre cloth and a spray bottle filled with water that should get it off easily. I also hate this stuff as its an absolute waste of money.

Once you get it all off, i suggest Buying some AutoGylm Vinyl and Rubber care (best stuff you can get off the shelf) and again use a microfibre cloth and spray on the cloth then apply to the trim. IF you want a high gloss add extra product but most of the time it leaves a matte finish and UV protects everything. However it does still attract dust over time but AutoGylm isn't sticky or slimy and therefor is much easier to maintain by simply getting your microfibre cloth and wiping over the trim easy as.

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Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 12:25 pm 
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armour all is silicon based so water wont help, i found normal glass cleaner works ok.
do u use isopropyl alcohol at your work, that is good gear too, great for getting contaminents off paintwork and glass without smears and not affecting the finish too
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Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 1:41 pm 
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alfy wrote:
hey all, the BA im getting (hopefully tomorrow) has the traditional car dealer Armor-All coating all over the dash and plastics etc. I F*CKING HATE Armor-all with a passion, i dont care if it protects plastic, id rather it getting damaged by the sun than being slimy as hell attracting every piece of dust that floats past.

so what have you guys used to get it off the dash without staining it? I thought about using Prepsol but that seems to leave a white stain on dashes.

cheers :)


i realise this is off-topic but please tell us that your keeping your EL?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Best way to get rid of Armor-All on Interior plastics?
Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 1:57 pm 
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alfy wrote:
hey all, the BA im getting (hopefully tomorrow) has the traditional car dealer Armor-All coating all over the dash and plastics etc. I F*CKING HATE Armor-all with a passion, i dont care if it protects plastic, id rather it getting damaged by the sun than being slimy as hell attracting every piece of dust that floats past.

so what have you guys used to get it off the dash without staining it? I thought about using Prepsol but that seems to leave a white stain on dashes.

cheers :)


i realise this is off-topic but please tell us that your keeping your EL?


I'm keeping the wagon, but the Ghia is going to make room for the BA.

 

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Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 2:03 pm 
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:o :cry: have you swaped over all the chrome stuff though before it goes? 8-)

 

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Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 2:17 pm 
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baby wipes are pretty good for removing armor-all as well. something with a mild soap and a few going overs will work well. Even try sugar soap, the stuff I use to get all sorts of crap off the walls after the kids go to bed of a night.

 

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Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 2:32 pm 
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baby wipes are pretty good for removing armor-all as well. something with a mild soap and a few going overs will work well. Even try sugar soap, the stuff I use to get all sorts of crap off the walls after the kids go to bed of a night.


hmm didnt think of using sugar soap, i might steal some from mum and dads and try it.

Craig, im not sure if we use isopropyl alcohol, but if i can find some at work i might give it a go.

 

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:o :cry: have you swaped over all the chrome stuff though before it goes? 8-)


hmm didnt think of that, i might swap the handles over... nothing else is worth swapping lol

 

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Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 2:38 pm 
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baby wipes are pretty good for removing armor-all as well. something with a mild soap and a few going overs will work well. Even try sugar soap, the stuff I use to get all sorts of crap off the walls after the kids go to bed of a night.

be carefull using sugar soap as it will stain the glass, i work as a detailer at toyota and we use a product called "rip-off", its a very mild interior degreaser that is not acid based to clean the dash etc, then we use autoglym, we never use armour-all

 

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:o :cry: have you swaped over all the chrome stuff though before it goes? 8-)


hmm didnt think of that, i might swap the handles over... nothing else is worth swapping lol


yeah there is, the chrome gear shifter and its bolt and then just get the stalk later

 

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Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 3:00 pm 
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:o :cry: have you swaped over all the chrome stuff though before it goes? 8-)


hmm didnt think of that, i might swap the handles over... nothing else is worth swapping lol


yeah there is, the chrome gear shifter and its bolt and then just get the stalk later


lol i turfed the chrome stalk when i converted the ghia to manual, nd it never had a chrome button or leather shifter.

 

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Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 3:06 pm 
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Yeah i would be careful using a cleaner like that on your trims, always a chance it can take some of the colour off etc and make it look duller. But yeah i didn't realize armor-all was silicon based haha (i have never used it so nuf said).

But yeah i still regard AutoGylm Vinyl and Rubber care to be a good all rounder for interior trims. and decent priced to, will only set you back $19-24 in most places.

 

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