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303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else?

Posted By: D45678

303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? - 05/19/18 06:59 AM

I'm thinking of using 303 protectant for the dash and other trim pieces. Any other suggestions?
Posted By: Shannow

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? - 05/19/18 07:31 AM

I like 303
Posted By: demarpaint

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? - 05/19/18 11:10 AM

Originally Posted By: Shannow
I like 303


Me too.
Posted By: user52165

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? - 05/19/18 11:50 AM

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.
Posted By: RTexasF

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? - 05/19/18 01:25 PM

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.
Posted By: SatinSilver

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? - 05/19/18 01:51 PM

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
Posted By: aquariuscsm

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? - 05/19/18 02:41 PM

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.
Posted By: BlueOvalFitter

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? - 05/19/18 05:09 PM

I have only bought it once. It was "okay." It did a good job restoring the rubber on wore out windshield wipers.
Posted By: Quattro Pete

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? - 05/19/18 05:28 PM

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.
Posted By: Trav

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? - 05/19/18 05:59 PM

I tried it and wasn't overly impressed. I will stick with Mothers VLR.
Posted By: rooflessVW

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? - 05/19/18 06:02 PM

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.
Posted By: SatinSilver

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? - 05/19/18 06:12 PM

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.
Posted By: D45678

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? - 05/19/18 09:55 PM

Thanks to all for the advice.
Posted By: mrdctaylor

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? - 05/21/18 01:39 PM

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.
Posted By: WylieCoyote

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? - 06/13/18 02:24 PM

I use 303 on all the plastic and rubber on my '15 Canyon, as it sits outside 24/7. Still looking great.
Posted By: DeepFriar

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? - 06/21/18 10:28 PM

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.



Used this on one of the girl's Hondas and still have some here. May have misapplied it or left it on too long but it left streaks on the door vinyl that wouldn't go away. It scared me off but, as I said, the problem may only be with me. Just be careful with it and do what the instructor ctions always say - try it on an out of sight location in your car first. But if you read the directions you're already a long way ahead of me.
Posted By: Quattro Pete

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? - 06/21/18 11:13 PM

I ended up buying griot's interior detailer instead. Haven't had a chance to use it yet. I presume it's safe to use on leather as well?
Posted By: PimTac

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? - 06/22/18 12:07 AM

Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
I ended up buying griot's interior detailer instead. Haven't had a chance to use it yet. I presume it's safe to use on leather as well?



It says in their website that itís safe for all interior surfaces.

https://www.griotsgarage.com/product/interior+detailer.do


As with many of these products, a little goes a long ways. If you are getting streaks, you are using too much product.
Posted By: Chris B.

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? - 06/22/18 05:55 AM

Vinylex is similar to 303 and works very well.
Posted By: HYUNDAIFAN0001

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? - 06/22/18 11:56 AM

Originally Posted By: Chris B.
Vinylex is similar to 303 and works very well.

Thanks for sharing!
Posted By: Quattro Pete

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? - 06/22/18 06:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Chris B.
Vinylex is similar to 303 and works very well.

Not in my experience. Vinylex leaves a very shiny finish. 303 is a lot less shiny.
Posted By: SatinSilver

Re: 303 Automotive Protectant or Something Else? - 06/22/18 07:06 PM

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001JT5HBS?tag=viglink1613794-20

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