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Old 08-17-2002, 04:21 AM   #1
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Angry ArmorAll all over my insides

there is ArmorAll (the shiny original stuff) all over the insides of my car. (i didn't wipe it in there BTW). I hate it when it's on the interior plastic and vinyl. Makes your hands feel like you went through a bucket of frys and didn't care to clean your hands . This crap is really hard to totaly remove other that soaping down, but I can't do that with the interior. I've been able to get some of it off, but it's been hell since I can't use the same cloth to remove more than a few times per rag or else it just spreads the stuff around.

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Old 08-17-2002, 02:16 PM   #2
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You can use rubbing alcohol, but make sure you apply some sort of protectant immediately afterwards to avoid drying out the plastic parts...that's the best way if you don't have access to professional detailing chemicals.
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Old 08-17-2002, 02:40 PM   #3
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:monkey: ArmorAll, I hate that stuff.
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Old 08-17-2002, 03:18 PM   #4
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i'll give rubbing alcohol a try. I'm going to go look for some protectant that isn't so shiny and greasy
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Old 08-17-2002, 05:53 PM   #5
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3M makes a plastic cleaner and you don't have to ruin your dash with alcohol.

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Old 08-17-2002, 07:42 PM   #6
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Leave it on...it protects your interior, and makes it look good.
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Old 08-17-2002, 08:42 PM   #7
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Heavily diluted Simple Green works well to remove just about anything on your dash, about a 1:30 ratio.

303 Aerospace Protectant is the best stuff I've ever used for interiors. It's a great UV protectant that can also be used on all of your exterior black plastic or rubber trim. It's also highly recommended for your weatherstripping.
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Old 08-17-2002, 08:53 PM   #8
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"ArmorAll all over my insides"

just stop drinking the stuff... you will be regular in a week or so.
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Old 08-17-2002, 10:12 PM   #9
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Try using some Dawn detergent, water, and a microfibre towel. That should work pretty well.

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Leave it on...it protects your interior, and makes it look good.
Armor All is bad, MMM'Kay? The original, clear, greasy Armor All is made from dimethyl silicone oil. This chemical is a rubber degradant that causes tires to brown and dries out vinyl dashboards. The evidence is clear when you stop using it.

See this thread: http://autopia.ws/forums/showthread....threadid=13340

Note that there is a new product called Armor All Cleaner Protectant that is a thin, milky-white liquid (PDMS). This one is ok.

EDIT: Got my chemical names right.

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Old 08-18-2002, 10:34 AM   #10
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Try using some Dawn detergent, water, and a microfibre towel. That should work pretty well.



Armor All is bad, MMM'Kay? The original, clear, greasy Armor All is made from polydimethalsilioxane resin and water. This chemical is a rubber degradant that causes tires to brown and dries out vinyl dashboards. The evidence is clear when you stop using it.

See this thread: http://autopia.ws/forums/showthread....threadid=13340

Note that there is a new product called Armor All Cleaner Protectant that is a thin, milky-white liquid. This one is ok.
Skyline,

You might want to recheck that thread on Autopia (and it does contain some conflicting information) . . .

Here's my understanding of it: PDMS is the "good" stuff, a water-borne resin. It's dimethyl silicone oil + petroleum distillates that's Evil, aka the original Armor All. As you mentioned, Armor All does now offer a "low-gloss" interior protectant that is PDMS-based, from what I understand, but the original stuff is dimethyl silicone.

303 and Vinylex are PDMS dressings, and I recommend both (I use 303 on the interior because it's not qute as shiny as Vinylex, and Vinylex on my tires).

Tort

P.S. For anyone looking for a lower-gloss shine on the interior, water-based dressings like 303, Vinylex, etc. can be diluted with water to get the shine you're after.
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Old 08-18-2002, 04:22 PM   #11
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Woops, sorry you're right.

The new Armor All is polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), looks milky-white, and is ok. The old clear Armor All is dimethyl silicone oil and bad.
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Old 08-18-2002, 06:02 PM   #12
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still, I think the way it gets all greasy and shiny is just gross to me. I'm going to have to try that 303. Sounds like it's some nice stuff
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Old 08-18-2002, 06:44 PM   #13
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If you're a Zaino user, they have the Z-10 "Leather In A Bottle" Treatment And Conditioner. It works great on Leather and Vinyl both. Smells nice.
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Old 08-19-2002, 04:50 AM   #14
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meguire's gold has a leather cleaner and also a rubber/vinyl protector that you could use on ur interior..i just picked up a bottle of the rubber/vinyl one today actually hehe, right after a friend warned meeh about the crackin from armor all
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