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Old 12-19-2008, 08:50 PM   #29
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Armor-all is petroleum based,if you go to a tire store and have them show you the inside of a tire where it meets the wheel on one that used armor all.you will see that it is breaking down the rubber.NEVER use petroluem based products.


I avoid Armor-All interior and tire products like the plague.
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:06 PM   #30
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I avoid Armor-All interior and tire products like the plague.
But just plain armor-all car was for exterior is fine? That is all I use. And thanks for the tip on leather/vinyl cleaners.
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:38 PM   #31
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But just plain armor-all car was for exterior is fine? That is all I use. And thanks for the tip on leather/vinyl cleaners.
Never used their car wash so I have no idea.
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:54 PM   #32
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Any suggestions for the best glass cleaners? Nothing I have tried seems to work on my current car, it always leaves streaks, especially on the inside of the glass.
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:18 PM   #33
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Armor-all has specific wheel cleaners. If someone is dumb enough to use plain-old Armor-All (which is for INTERIOR plastics) it's their own damn fault.

And Armor-All detailing kit has separate bottles for Dash, Leather, Glass, Wheels, Tires and Trimming.

But like I said, there are TONS of cleaning products. People will try to convince you that the one they use is superior (therefore making their judgement superior) but I'm telling you, there's little difference. Read up on some or go to a detailer and ask what they use.
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:23 AM   #34
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Any suggestions for the best glass cleaners? Nothing I have tried seems to work on my current car, it always leaves streaks, especially on the inside of the glass.
use turtle wax ice. they have a glass cleaner that is amazing. best ive ever used.

BTW: Anyone getting a black or white car needs to get all of the ice products. Makes em look like, well the picture of that reeeaaly shiny black maro.
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:43 AM   #35
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this is what i use on my current camaro, and its given me the best results ive seen, but i usually spend about 8 hours on it

meguiars 3-step system
mothers chrome polish, for the wheels and tips, using the powerball with it
turtlewax black polish with some kind of chip stick for chips in the paint ( rocks and such)
meguiars tire gel
any good glass cleaner
just soap and water on the engine
microfiber towels and everything by hand, no buffer
and a toothbrush for small areas and for the air vents on the inside
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:40 AM   #36
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Any suggestions for the best glass cleaners? Nothing I have tried seems to work on my current car, it always leaves streaks, especially on the inside of the glass.
Try Stoner Invisible Glass Cleaner

http://www.invisibleglass.com/
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:43 AM   #37
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The trick for streaks is the applicator you use..I did use crumpled up newspaper and it works great but the only downside is that it makes a mess. I try to use a brand new micro-fiber towel when cleaning the windows now.

"Use only soft, clean, lint-free cloths or towels that are free of residual detergents and fabric softeners. These can streak glass. Be sure to avoid paper towels that contain streaky wetting agents. Some pros prefer to use crumpled newspaper."
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:53 AM   #38
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Try Stoner Invisible Glass Cleaner

http://www.invisibleglass.com/
Definitely use this stuff


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never heard of zaino. meguires is good but to me they arent really professional grade. they have become more commercialized and their products may be good but as far as wax and long term hold up, i dont think they last long. they have really good marketing and labels and they draw attention with the nice cars on the covers of products. but i dont really like their stuff. except for the tire shine.
Actually they're used by more professionals than any other brand: here's a link to their professional line - real good stuff http://www.meguiars.com/estore/produ...ectionID=31401

Though I will say I'm a Zaino fan myself, especially on clearcoat metallics (such as the Camaro's)

Also, not trying to plug another forum or anything, but you won't find better or more extensive detailing advice than at Bimmer forums http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...play.php?f=147
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:46 PM   #39
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I tried just about everything under the moon and last year, I decided to try Zaino with the zfx activator. Dude, that stuff is awesome.

Turtle wax, Zymol, Mothers, Meguires, et. al. -- would only last a month or two (some less). I was looking for long lasting protection for our Tahoe. I applied Zaino in the Spring of 2008. That stuff had water beading and the car shining all year. I put more Zaino on in the beginning of November. So, advantage #1 is that is lasts a LONG time. If you use the ZFX with the Z-5, and Z-2, you can layer the stuff. I put 2 layers of each. The Tahoe's paint honestly had a deeper look to it than the day that we picked it up from the dealership. Blew my mind. I think it may be from the optical enhancers that they put into the Z-6. The key is to doing it exactly per the instructions and not just dive into it like you are a know-it-all.

http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/...oduct_Count=21


+1 on the no armor-all.

Thanks for the tip on the GM leather care. Love that new car smell. I will have to check that stuff out.
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Old 12-22-2008, 06:31 PM   #40
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All new leather seats have vinyl coating so leather cleaners and protectants won't work on them.
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:28 PM   #41
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You guys are looking for stuff that lasts months? Hell I did mine weekly
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:00 AM   #42
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