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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-23-2011, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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What product is best for the big dash and which is good for the plastic wood?


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I am using the following on the non leather surfaces in the interior. Nice clean look, not glossy at all.

Meguiar's Quik Interior Detailer - 16 oz | Detailed Image

I make sure to use microfiber clothes when applying it since the plastic wood does get swirls into it just like your exterior would.

If you do a search you will find several posts from members looking for ways to remove said swirls and scratches.

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Excellent. Thanks for the input. What are you using for the black plastic on the outside?

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[QUOTE=pr3rak77;491180]I am using the following on the non leather surfaces in the interior. Nice clean look, not glossy at all.

Meguiar's Quik Interior Detailer - 16 oz | Detailed Image

I make sure to use microfiber clothes when applying it since the plastic wood does get swirls into it just like your exterior would.

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In my car, I use the following.

Dash surfaces get light wipe with Woolite mixed 1:12 with distilled water, and regular dustings with a swiffer wand.

Faux wood surfaces are clear-coated, and thus are treated just as the exterior paint, with gentle polishing/waxing as needed, and gentle wipes with Griot's Garage Speed Shine.

Display windows/LCD screens all get dustings with the swiffer wand.

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Excellent. Thanks for the input. What are you using for the black plastic on the outside?
If you mean the black glossy plastic by the windows I use Klasse AIO which is an acrylic sealant which can be used on all exterior surfaces.

Klasse All In One (AIO) - 500 ml | Detailed Image

For the gray/black plastic bumpers I use Stoners Trim Shine.

Stoner Trim Shine Vinyl & Plastic Coating - 12oz | Detailed Image

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So you are saying no protectant for the dash and the door panels? Just wipe clean?
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So you are saying no protectant for the dash and the door panels? Just wipe clean?
The Meguiars product protects the plastic parts as well, not just cleans them.

Detailed review of its uses,

Meguiar’s Quik Interior Detailer (QID) Review – Detailed Image

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I sprayed some Armor All on the dash once and it just got lost inside the dash material.

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I use ArmorAll on everything except the windows and leather. Get good results.

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I hate ArmorAll because it looks and feels greasy.

I use this, and I like it a lot:


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