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What is the best product to use on our dashboard? Preferably keeping it nice and clean, and a glossy black look.

Also, safe to use on our dash.
I dont want my dashboard cracking or drying out after applying a product on it?


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Trust me on this, you do not want the dash to be glossy. You'll get all kinds of reflections on the windshield that will impair your vision. I use 303 Aerospace Protectant on ALL plastic, rubber, and vinyl surfaces in the interior. It's not glossy, but leaves a deep, rich look and it has UV protection to keep the dash from cracking. I also ues it on all door seals and waetherstriping . 303 can be found at most marine supply stores and online at places like www.autogeek.net.

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I use good ol' ArmorAll Original protectant but I'm sure there is something better out there. Maybe I'll try 303...

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Trust me on this, you do not want the dash to be glossy. You'll get all kinds of reflections on the windshield that will impair your vision. I use 303 Aerospace Protectant on ALL plastic, rubber, and vinyl surfaces in the interior. It's not glossy, but leaves a deep, rich look and it has UV protection to keep the dash from cracking. I also ues it on all door seals and waetherstriping . 303 can be found at most marine supply stores and online at places like www.autogeek.net.[/b]
haha, ill take your advice on the non-glossy dash. the 303 sounds good, but i need the interior to be clean asap and wont have the leisure of waiting for online package to ship. is there anything that i can pick up at a local autozone or pepboys that will have similar effects??


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I use good ol' ArmorAll Original protectant but I'm sure there is something better out there. Maybe I'll try 303...[/b]
+1, i use this too. i haven't found anything else better thats made specifically for car interiors.

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can find it in any walmart, autozone, pep zones, target etc...


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303 Works nicely, although some batches have a funky odor to them. Optimum Protectant Plus is another good one. Recently I've been using Finish Kare's 108 Top Coat - nice product with a nice scent as well.
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The funky odor with 303 occurs when the product becomes frozen. I've left a few bottles in my shed over the winter and they did smell kinda nasty. I just used the remainder on exterior trim and tires. Doesn't seem to affect the function of the product, but not a smell you'd want in your interior. I agree with Seven, Optimum Protectant Plus has several good reviews from detailers on Autopia.org.

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Trust me on this, you do not want the dash to be glossy. You'll get all kinds of reflections on the windshield that will impair your vision. I use 303 Aerospace Protectant on ALL plastic, rubber, and vinyl surfaces in the interior. It's not glossy, but leaves a deep, rich look and it has UV protection to keep the dash from cracking. I also ues it on all door seals and waetherstriping . 303 can be found at most marine supply stores and online at places like www.autogeek.net.[/b]
I completely agree with the 303. It is great stuff. I use it on my motorcycle too. I purchased mine at a Marine Supply store. Seems like all the boating guys use it on their seats and rubber on their boats to keep them looking good. It's also got an SPF to protect your rubbers from UV damage.

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DO NOT USE ARMORALL!

I've seen it eat paint of interior trim and radios. Worst product ever. I generally just wipe it down with a moist microfiber towel, maybe a little meguires.


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