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Re: dash protectant recomendation [Re: 1978elcamino] #5156785 07/10/19 12:43 PM
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303 Protectant

Flight school I rented from used it on all of their aircraft...good results in a tough environment. That is when I started using it ~25+ years ago.


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Re: dash protectant recomendation [Re: SatinSilver] #5156820 07/10/19 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by SatinSilver
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Have you considered covering the dash to prevent damage?

I've used "Dash Topper" for years (http://www.dashtopper.com). Their quality is the best I've seen and their price is great. The sell for about $60 and are finished very nicely.

Ed


Those look very nice and five different options for the type of material they use.


They will also send you free swatches of the color(s) you're most interested in.

Alternatively, many new car dealer parts department's sell the Dash Toppers (for more money, though) and they have the complete color swatch samples. If you're lucky, they may have a Dash Topper that they've ordered for a customer that they'll take out of the box and let you see how well they're finished!

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Re: dash protectant recomendation [Re: 1978elcamino] #5156827 07/10/19 01:58 PM
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I have used CRC's Tannery Leather & Vinyl Cleaner/Conditioner for years.

Re: dash protectant recomendation [Re: 1978elcamino] #5157234 07/10/19 09:45 PM
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Re: dash protectant recomendation [Re: LeakySeals] #5157237 07/10/19 09:55 PM
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Re: dash protectant recomendation [Re: 1978elcamino] #5157425 07/11/19 05:56 AM
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I use leather conditioner (even on hard plastics). From my experience it seems the key is to not let the materials dry out,and that's the whole purpose of leather conditioners. A good quality leather conditioner will have natural ingredients that I wouldn't think will harm any interior materials.


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Re: dash protectant recomendation [Re: 1978elcamino] #5157627 07/11/19 10:06 AM
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Thanks folks, I got a lot more feedback than I thought, really appreciate it. The car does sleep in the garage but in the hot Florida sun it cooks most of the year during work hours. Most my bullet points were covered such as gloss, protection and cleaning. One final question I have is about residue. As you know, some cleaners leave a somewhat "tacky" film or residue in which dust is attracted to requiring more frequent cleanings. Is there a vote of which product leaves less "tack"?


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Re: dash protectant recomendation [Re: wings&wheels] #5157634 07/11/19 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by wings&wheels
303 Protectant

Flight school I rented from used it on all of their aircraft...good results in a tough environment. That is when I started using it ~25+ years ago.

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I just started to use it a couple years ago. I wish it was a little more price friendly but that aside, it's great. Zero complaints...

Re: dash protectant recomendation [Re: 1978elcamino] #5157656 07/11/19 10:29 AM
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Regarding less tack, I use Gyeon Preserve. It leaves a matte/satin finish and has no residue whatsoever. It also provides uv protection


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Re: dash protectant recomendation [Re: 1978elcamino] #5161967 07/15/19 08:12 PM
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Another vote for 303 from me. Love the stuff.


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Re: dash protectant recomendation [Re: 1978elcamino] #5161971 07/15/19 08:19 PM
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I use and like Mothers VLR on my Fusion..pleasant odor and zero buildup or residue....


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Re: dash protectant recomendation [Re: 1978elcamino] #5166074 07/20/19 07:07 AM
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Mothers VLR or Meg's natural shine are both GTG


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Re: dash protectant recomendation [Re: 1978elcamino] #5168249 07/22/19 03:17 PM
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I use 303 as well but I do think it is a dust magnet.

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