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Old 11-17-2007, 02:10 PM   #1
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Default Proper application of Aerospace 303 protectant?

I spray in on a cloth then wipe it on. But the instructions say "spray on, wipe dry"

My question is - do you guys who use it wipe it down till it's a dull finish, or leave it shiny?

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Old 11-17-2007, 02:29 PM   #2
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I've only used it on a Miata top. In that case, I just spray onto the top and wipe it down until the top's not "wet" any more. Not sure what you mean by a "shiny" finish.
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Old 11-17-2007, 03:06 PM   #3
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I've only used it on a Miata top. Not sure what you mean by a "shiny" finish.
If I spray in on a rag, then wipe the dash, it still looks shiny/wet, or I can buff it dull.

BTW, just got my miata and put it on the top too.

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Old 11-17-2007, 03:28 PM   #4
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Spray it on the cloth, then wipe it down. The more you wipe it the less shiney it will be

Otherwise you end up getting on your windsheild, cluster, radio, etc...
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:12 PM   #5
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My question is - do you guys who use it wipe it down till it's a dull finish, or leave it shiny?
I apply it, wait a bit, then wipe off the excess so that I have a more or less matte finish.
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:41 PM   #6
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I usually wipe it on as spraying it seems to get it everywhere. After I just give it a few seconds to work in the wipe off and buff so it is matte. Not a fan of super shiny dash blinding me on sunny days.
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:37 AM   #7
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I usually wipe it on as spraying it seems to get it everywhere. After I just give it a few seconds to work in the wipe off and buff so it is matte. Not a fan of super shiny dash blinding me on sunny days.
Yeah, usually I don't like the greasy look, but this time it doesn't seem to bother me, so I wasn't sure whether to leave it that way, or if it needs to be buffed in/wiped dry in order to be effective
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:33 PM   #8
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....I do the same as DrD more or less per the product instructions. I simply buff off the excess with a dry cloth. I think the finish is a little more satin than matte. Personally, I prefer a true matte look although the 303 is close. .......I wouldn't leave it greasy but that's just my opinion.
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Old 11-19-2007, 01:14 PM   #9
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Ditto, I do it DrD style. I don't like seeing my dash reflecting on my windshield while trying to drive.

Plus it smells kind of funky when you have too much 303 on. I usually alternate with 303 and megs interior detailer on my next interior cleanup.
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