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Old 11-21-2011, 03:33 PM
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For the past 15-20 years I've been using Armor All Multi-Purpose Auto Cleaner & Armorall Low Gloss Protectant. Armor All no longer makes the low gloss protectant and I don't like the greasy "Over shiny" that you get with the normal Armor All protectant. I noticed a lot of you seem to like the Meguirs line of cleaners. If I wanted to replace my Armor All cleaner AND protectant with something better, where should I look? Meguirs? Keeping in mind I don't want something TOO shiny. It can be a two product cleaner/protectant, or, if it works good enough, a one bottle solution.

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Old 11-21-2011, 09:27 PM
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i see you are from Perry, IA. I am from Madrid and have a detail shop there. I dont really use stuff off the shelves. But might be able to get you some stuff if you want

are you wanting something to used on the dash and plastics and/or leather seats?
 
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:27 AM
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On plastic interior parts I use a dilluted mixuture of Purple Power for cleaning, then follow up with Meguiars #40 Vinyl & Rubber Cleaner/Conditioner. I clean the leather with Lexol Leather Cleaner and follow up with Zainos Leather In A Bottle.
 
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Yup, I'm from north of Perry a couple miles. What is the name of your shop in Madrid? Might be closer to Spring, but I might be interested in seeing when you use if it isn't too cost prohibitive! :-) As far as where I'd use it, I have cloth seats. Mainly interested in use on the dash/interior plastic paneling.

Mike, That is a heck of a process! I'll assume it works pretty good though. I had never heard of Purple Power or Zainos Leather In A Bottle and have not had the oppertunity to use Meguiars #40 Vinyl & Rubber Cleaner/Conditioner. I use Lexol on my boots though! That works pretty good. More for me to think about! Good thing I have some time till spring!

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Old 11-22-2011, 09:16 AM
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Turtle Wax ICE interior cleaners are pretty good for the dash and doors. Very little glare and shiny in it.

Then I use leather conditioners and cleaners on my seats.
 
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by rmorman View Post
Yup, I'm from north of Perry a couple miles. What is the name of your shop in Madrid? Might be closer to Spring, but I might be interested in seeing when you use if it isn't too cost prohibitive! :-) As far as where I'd use it, I have cloth seats. Mainly interested in use on the dash/interior plastic paneling.

Mike, That is a heck of a process! I'll assume it works pretty good though. I had never heard of Purple Power or Zainos Leather In A Bottle and have not had the oppertunity to use Meguiars #40 Vinyl & Rubber Cleaner/Conditioner. I use Lexol on my boots though! That works pretty good. More for me to think about! Good thing I have some time till spring!

THANKS!
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Our shop is called Gibbons Enterprise Inc. We could get you set up for a pretty decent price.
 
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I use armor all gel on the dash and doors. I dont like the shiny look either, and find that using the gel very sparingly produces great results. The bottle of gel lasts a very long time, too.
I also use the meguires gold class leather cleaner/protectant on my seat. I love the way it smells, and it brings that proven quality.
 
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:36 PM
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I only use Adams products. But I use Zainos leather in a bottle on the leather the smell is wonderful and great protection on the leather.
 
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:50 AM
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I also use Meguiar's Gold Class leather cleaner and conditioner on the seats. Works great and smells good. Dad uses it on his cars too.
 

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