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Old 02-05-2008, 10:01 AM   #1
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I have a 2001 ssei all leather will it affect the dash any to use armor all on it, or do i need to use leather cleaner it all the time. thanks
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the dash isn't leather. armor all is fine.
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I dont remember who posted it, but someone had posted that the Amor-all actually dryed out vinyl and dash parts..so he suggested using another brand dash and vinyl cleaned/treater. Like I said, i dont remember who posted it or even if its right....but its something to consider..
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I recommend water and a mild detergent over Armor All. I don't use Armor All for the above stated reason.
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Are we talking about CLEANING or CONDITIONING?

ArmorAll used to make (I don't think they do anymore) an excellent all-surface interior cleaner that not only worked well, but smelled good to boot. But I have also been known to use Murphys Oil Soap on vinyl and leather to get it clean.

For conditioning, Lexol makes a real good product for doing that.
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Yeah, I don't think I would use Armor All, too many people talking about it drying things out too much. I like 303 protectant myself, but you will probably only find it online. I'm sure Meguiars makes something good for interior.
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WTF? I use armour all on my truck....which is highly used....everywhere

I don't see any drying effects. Only hydrating. Actually, it holds up to about 3 washings and 2 weeks of florida sun on my exterior plastic trim.

I am planning to switch over to 303, I've heard its much better...

I know its not cheaper, and I have ALOT of area to cover *nearly 1/4 of this truck is plastic* but I really don't want my trim to be completely faded in a couple years in this florida sun.

Getting back on topic....

ArmourAll or 303 for the plastic/vinyl, and I recommend Zymol Cleaner and Zymol Conditioner OR lexol, which is excellent.
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I am in the 303 camp myself for non leather surfaces.

I also wipe down my weatherstripping after washing the car with 303. Time will tell if it really keep weatherstripping conditioned to last longer.
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We, the lucky few, who live in Florida know the importance of a good UV protectant. Whether it be Armor-all or 303 or any other brand, I think what is important for Floridians is constant and repeated application...
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Here'* a free 303 sample kit. May be worth a try. Just $5 shipping. Or would it be better to just get a jug of the Aerospace Protectant?
http://www.303products.com/tech/inde...ategory_ID=113
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