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303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? #4761565
05/19/18 01:59 AM
05/19/18 01:59 AM
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Seattle, Washington
CJWinWA Offline OP
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I'm thinking of using 303 protectant for the dash and other trim pieces. Any other suggestions?

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? [Re: CJWinWA] #4761572
05/19/18 02:31 AM
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'Stralia
Shannow Online content
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I like 303

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? [Re: Shannow] #4761636
05/19/18 06:10 AM
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Originally Posted By: Shannow
I like 303


Me too.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? [Re: demarpaint] #4761666
05/19/18 06:50 AM
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I used to use it but found it would wash off far too easily, show streaks, and not last long at all. For exterior black trim I use Mothers Back to Black which lasts much longer.

Last edited by user52165; 05/19/18 06:53 AM.
Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? [Re: CJWinWA] #4761750
05/19/18 08:25 AM
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Excellent product but expensive in my book. I used it exclusively until this:
https://www.amazon.com/Surf-City-Garage-103-Interior/dp/B001JT5HBS

I thank Satinsiver for making me aware of this product.

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? [Re: RTexasF] #4761773
05/19/18 08:51 AM
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Great to see you on here Rick. You've helped me with a ton of detailing knowledge over the years starting on the Accord forum. So thank you also. thumbsup

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? [Re: CJWinWA] #4761814
05/19/18 09:41 AM
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Dallas,Tx USA
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I bought it once and hated it. My bottle of plain jane Armor All blew it away.

I'm going to buy a bottle of Chemical Guys New Car Shine Premium Dressing and see how I like it.


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: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? [Re: CJWinWA] #4761933
05/19/18 12:09 PM
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Cajun Country, La.
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I have only bought it once. It was "okay." It did a good job restoring the rubber on wore out windshield wipers.

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? [Re: CJWinWA] #4761947
05/19/18 12:28 PM
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Here is another option that I've heard good things about:

nextzett 92470515 Cockpit Premium

I might be giving this a try soon, alternatively 3M Leather and Vinyl Restorer.


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Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? [Re: CJWinWA] #4761976
05/19/18 12:59 PM
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I tried it and wasn't overly impressed. I will stick with Mothers VLR.


ASE L1, Master. Deutsch Meisterbrief.
Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? [Re: CJWinWA] #4761980
05/19/18 01:02 PM
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North Carolina
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I use Griot's Interior Detailer on my wife's car - it leaves a natural finish with no shine.

I use Meguiar's Ultimate Interior Detailer in my car - makes the black pieces pop with a nice uniform shine.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? [Re: Quattro Pete] #4761986
05/19/18 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Here is another option that I've heard good things about:

nextzett 92470515 Cockpit Premium

I might be giving this a try soon, alternatively 3M Leather and Vinyl Restorer.


Be a BOSS and get the 338 ounce option. smile

Prob works out better on the per ounce price.

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? [Re: CJWinWA] #4762164
05/19/18 04:55 PM
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Seattle, Washington
CJWinWA Offline OP
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Seattle, Washington
Thanks to all for the advice.

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? [Re: CJWinWA] #4763700
05/21/18 08:39 AM
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McGregor TX
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I'm a fan. I've used it for 15 years. I only use it on the dash/interior trim. I use other products for exterior trim and tires.


02 Tacoma 3.4L, 219K, Magnatec 10W30
02 Trailblazer 4.2L, 179K, Edge HM 10W40
12 Highlander 3.5L, 96K, M1 EP 0W20
17 Escape 2.0L, 31K, Hav ProDS 5W30
Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? [Re: CJWinWA] #4785668
06/13/18 09:24 AM
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Texas, USA
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I use 303 on all the plastic and rubber on my '15 Canyon, as it sits outside 24/7. Still looking great.

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