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Old 04-22-2009, 08:09 AM
 
Location: St. Louis Metro East
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I have a newer car, and don't want the shiny aftermath that Armor All leaves. I just want it clean, and that's all. Does anyone have any suggestions on a good product?

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Old 04-22-2009, 08:17 AM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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We've used microfiber cleaning clothes. You can get them anywhere. They obviously don't do anything on wet stains, but work very well on dust and other dry debris.
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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Damp washcloth gets most everything up.
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Wexford PA / Clear Lake TX
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Swiffer Duster.
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Old 04-22-2009, 11:44 AM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Swiffer Duster.
Have to add to this one. Bought a new car last Sept. So on a road trip the Super Chief opens the glove compartment and pulls out a Swifter and starts cleaning the dash. Im like what are you doing?
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Old 04-22-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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Damp washcloth gets most everything up.
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Yeah, plain water is a pretty good cleaner, distilled water in a sprayer is even better.

Several years ago Porsche Panorama ran an article pretty much trashing Armor All, that it displaces the long-lived plasticizers in plastics with shorter-lived ones, it might be OK for plastic that's basically over the hill, but don't use it on new rigs or anything that's in good shape.
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Earth
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I've used furniture polish before.
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:40 PM
 
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Last I knew there were treatments that left no real shime. Its especailly needed when you either leave your vehicle not in a sun protected area at home or at work during the middle of the day or both IMO. Cleaning it before using this protectoant is also necessary.I have seen teh results on dahes and steerring wheels form not using protection or shading them to long constnt exposure to sunlight and heat.
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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Used this stuff for years, and love it.

Liquid Glass Connoisseur's Choice® Leather, Vinyl & Rubber Cleaner (http://www.liquidglass.com/lglvrc.htm - broken link)
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