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Highest gloss interior dressing for hard plastics? #4475088
07/30/17 10:18 PM
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I'm on the search for the best interior dressing for those interior hard plastics. I've always used leather conditioner for the soft touch type interior plastics which works perfectly,but it seems anything applied to the hard plastics only streaks and looks horrible. The dealership that prepped my car used something that looks amazing,and still does. I just want to find an equally good product to maintain that look. I love the high gloss shiny look. I'm guessing I need something thick that "coats" the surface vs the thinner ones that are designed to penetrate and be absorbed.

Thanks in advance!


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Re: Highest gloss interior dressing for hard plastics? [Re: aquariuscsm] #4475165
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I'm not a fan of something super shiny - I prefer more of a satin finish. I have found Aerospace 303 to be the best product for me. It goes on easy, provides a terrific finish, and lasts a long time.

A gallon can be had for about $40-45, and last a LONG time. 16-oz spray bottle is $9.08 on Amazon right now, Prime.


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Re: Highest gloss interior dressing for hard plastics? [Re: aquariuscsm] #4475173
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Have you asked your dealer what they used?


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Re: Highest gloss interior dressing for hard plastics? [Re: aquariuscsm] #4475178
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I would ask the dealer. Their detail department shouldn't mind saying. Don't be surprised if it is a brand you have never heard of. I think ours uses a brand called Auto Magic.


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Re: Highest gloss interior dressing for hard plastics? [Re: aquariuscsm] #4475186
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Shiny interior surfaces tend to reflect on the interior glass which poses a distraction. Most interior dressings will provide a matte or a satin finish at the most.


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Re: Highest gloss interior dressing for hard plastics? [Re: aquariuscsm] #4475206
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Mop & Glo

Re: Highest gloss interior dressing for hard plastics? [Re: Ethan1] #4475235
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aquariuscsm Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Ethan1
Mop & Glo


Haha I remember that stuff from when I was a kid laugh


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Re: Highest gloss interior dressing for hard plastics? [Re: aquariuscsm] #4475274
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Been using megs m40 for a few years now. Glossier than 303 but less greasy than armorall.


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Re: Highest gloss interior dressing for hard plastics? [Re: PimTac] #4475289
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
Shiny interior surfaces tend to reflect on the interior glass which poses a distraction. Most interior dressings will provide a matte or a satin finish at the most.
Shiny plastic looks cheap to me.

Re: Highest gloss interior dressing for hard plastics? [Re: aquariuscsm] #4475296
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Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
I'm on the search for the best interior dressing for those interior hard plastics.


Shiny != best (assuming you define "best" to include things like provide UV protection, repel dust & fingerprints, not cause outgassing, etc)


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Re: Highest gloss interior dressing for hard plastics? [Re: bdcardinal] #4475307
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Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
I would ask the dealer. Their detail department shouldn't mind saying. Don't be surprised if it is a brand you have never heard of. I think ours uses a brand called Auto Magic.


+1 I would ask them what they use. Usually it is something in bulk from a distributor. Either way if you want to recreate the results from the detailer you are better of using their products. Most bulk brands are starting to produce smaller versions of it for consumers. Worth looking into online


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Re: Highest gloss interior dressing for hard plastics? [Re: aquariuscsm] #4475405
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I really like Turtle wax Detailer.

It's made to spray on exterior, but it can go on any plastic or exterior windshield even.

I think they sell interior detailer, but I'm pretty sure they are approx the same thing.

I even bought 3M spray wax, but it is white like real wax.

The turtle detailer is great for washing the car like one does a window, just wash the car first, and hit it with detailer and microfiber.

Re: Highest gloss interior dressing for hard plastics? [Re: aquariuscsm] #4475430
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1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W20

Re: Highest gloss interior dressing for hard plastics? [Re: aquariuscsm] #4475759
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I like the interior of my SLK much better with high gloss.

Stoner Trim Shine
http://www.autogeek.net/stontrimshin.html#
I have this in sprays and wipes

Then this stuff is also great
STP® Son of a Gun!® Protectant
Combines high gloss with a sunscreen to restore luster to your car and help protect surfaces from fading.


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