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Consensus on Armor All?? #5123584 06/02/19 11:51 PM
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Just wondering what folks think of armor all for protecting interior plastics these days....

Is it still considered good, or have people moved on to something better?

Re: Consensus on Armor All?? [Re: Jcountry] #5123592 06/03/19 12:08 AM
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It's ok. I use Meguiar's Natural Shine because it looks good without being too shiny. It lasts a long time and I've used it to make some rough looking spots like new. Megs also has the shinier version if that's what you like but I haven't tried it.


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Re: Consensus on Armor All?? [Re: Jcountry] #5123602 06/03/19 12:51 AM
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It's OK!
There are many other products on the market to try. Many folks have found their favorite, you may too!


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Re: Consensus on Armor All?? [Re: Jcountry] #5123624 06/03/19 02:52 AM
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I don't know that it was ever considered "good." I've always hated the oil slick feeling and look.

I think the best all-rounder is Mother's VLR.


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Re: Consensus on Armor All?? [Re: Jcountry] #5123649 06/03/19 04:35 AM
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The consensus is it's crap. Try VLR or 303 Aerospace Protectant which is becoming more widely available. Both will leave a less glossy, less sticky finish.


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Re: Consensus on Armor All?? [Re: Jcountry] #5123673 06/03/19 05:04 AM
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It appears there are not many fans of the Armor All products...and add us to the list.


Always taking care of my rides.
Re: Consensus on Armor All?? [Re: Jcountry] #5123678 06/03/19 05:10 AM
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I use 50/50 but can dilute up to 4:1 for less shine.

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For interior detailing...cleaning ability & lasting protection (especially UV) are key, and are far more important than shine.


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Re: Consensus on Armor All?? [Re: Jcountry] #5123702 06/03/19 05:48 AM
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I actually like Armor All for certain things. The old school Formula 2001 was my fave,but the formula changed when it went to Formula F21. 303 was the absolute worst one of all I've tried. Years ago I stopped using vinyl and plastic "protectants" and started using leather conditioner on all interior plastics and love the long term results.


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Re: Consensus on Armor All?? [Re: Jcountry] #5123752 06/03/19 06:54 AM
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Areospace protectant 303, all the way. Silicone products are so last month's news.


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Re: Consensus on Armor All?? [Re: Jcountry] #5123787 06/03/19 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Jcountry
Just wondering what folks think of armor all for protecting interior plastics these days....

Is it still considered good, or have people moved on to something better?


303 Aerospace Protectant.


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Re: Consensus on Armor All?? [Re: Jcountry] #5123797 06/03/19 07:41 AM
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ArmorAll does not protect very well. It leaves a oily film that attracts dust and dirt and also creates a shiny surface which is not good for interiors as it creates glare and reflections.


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Re: Consensus on Armor All?? [Re: Jcountry] #5123810 06/03/19 07:52 AM
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303 is the best thing I've used on the interior. Adds a darker, rich look to all interior materials without making them look greasy. Armor All was the '70s and 80's solution. I use it to clean and shine fender well liners when I have the wheels off, and that's about it.


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Re: Consensus on Armor All?? [Re: Jcountry] #5124103 06/03/19 12:53 PM
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303 is my favorite for interior detailing...I've never liked AA...

Re: Consensus on Armor All?? [Re: gofast182] #5124381 06/03/19 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by gofast182
The consensus is it's crap.

I'll agree with that, but add that it's a little better than it used to be. I like the Meguiar's Professional Rubber & Vinyl Care.


Plain, simple Garak.

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