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Old 02-14-2009, 03:20 PM   #1
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Interior

Was wondering what you guys use to clean your interiors. I just want something simple, so would these be ok? http://www.armorall.com/products/vie...gory_index=new
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Old 02-14-2009, 04:07 PM   #2
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I always get the multi-pack at the very bottom:

http://www.armorall.com/products/multipacks/index.php

It works nicely and gives a nice shine. A good vacuum and some Armor All always do the trick for me.
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Old 02-14-2009, 04:48 PM   #3
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Oh wow thanks, didn't see that. Looks like just what I need.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:51 PM   #4
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I wouldnt use armor all if they gave me the car for free and gave me free armor all products for life.no way no how. First off you need to specify if your talking about cloth or leather interiors . two totally different tools and products are used for each.
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:10 PM   #5
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What's wrong with Armor All? Bad experience?
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:09 PM   #6
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just not good quality. some people are obsessive about the looks of their cars. lol. like me....
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:31 PM   #7
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just not good quality. some people are obsessive about the looks of their cars. lol. like me....
so... whats wrong with it???
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:32 PM   #8
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There are several higher-quality at a higher expense....but Armour All is better than nothing at all. (Meguiar's is similar priced and better)

Bottom line, use what you can afford and do so religously....take care of your new Camaro inside and out!
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:37 PM   #9
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Actually Armor All is not good for the surfaces they use certain harsh chemicals that cause drying of vinyls, leathers and plastics
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My family has used Armor-All for a while and haven't had any problems with damage from harsh chemicals.
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:22 PM   #11
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My family has used Armor-All for a while and haven't had any problems with damage from harsh chemicals.
Same here. While I use different products on the exterior, I have always used Armor All on the interior and never had problems. I've had people "awe" the shine. No damage here.
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:50 PM   #12
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What's wrong with Armor All? Bad experience?
Nothing at all, and don't let anyone tell you different. People develop psychopathic loyalties to "their" products and to them, all other products are shit.

They're pretty much ALL THE SAME. Just make sure you use the product specific to your task. Use dash/trim cleaner on the dash/trim. Leather cleaner on leather. Glass cleaner on glass, etc. Most car-care products come with kits that have all the different task-cleaners in them.
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:20 AM   #13
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Nothing at all, and don't let anyone tell you different. People develop psychopathic loyalties to "their" products and to them, all other products are shit.

They're pretty much ALL THE SAME. Just make sure you use the product specific to your task. Use dash/trim cleaner on the dash/trim. Leather cleaner on leather. Glass cleaner on glass, etc. Most car-care products come with kits that have all the different task-cleaners in them.
Ok cool, so it seems Armor-All is just for like entry level cleaning/detailing and that is why some pple don't like it? Since that is all I am looking for I will probably go ahead and buy it. Oh and I Zaino'ed one of my cars today, it looks greeaaaaaaaaaaaat. Will post pics one I find the camera lol, might have to get a disposable one or something for a while since I lost it like a week ago. No loss since it was crappy and like4 years old. Thanks for all the help guys.
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Ok cool, so it seems Armor-All is just for like entry level cleaning/detailing and that is why some pple don't like it? Since that is all I am looking for I will probably go ahead and buy it. Oh and I Zaino'ed one of my cars today, it looks greeaaaaaaaaaaaat. Will post pics one I find the camera lol, might have to get a disposable one or something for a while since I lost it like a week ago. No loss since it was crappy and like4 years old. Thanks for all the help guys.
people dont like armor all because its a petroleum based product.petroleum breaks down plastic and rubber, definatley do not put it on leather.for leather i would suggest Connelly brothers leather care (the finest leather tannery in the world) and a horse hair upholstery brush. so basically you want something that hydrates the rubber and plastic and such.petrloeum dehydrates ,it may leave it looking shiny,but in the long run,it will do more harm than good.
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Old 02-16-2009, 04:40 PM   #15
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I have used armor all on one car, and it was the only car where I had the dash crack. Usually since then all i use is a damp cloth and wipe the dust off every now and then. I haven't had any problems at all doing that. and no cracks either.
Dash materials that GM uses now are not the same as they were 5 or 10 years ago, they are a much better quality plastic.
On the leather seats in my sky I use Mequires leather seat cleaner and conditioner. I use it every two weeks during the summer months, and so far ithe seats have remained soft. and this is a convertible with the top down most of the time in the summer.
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:22 PM   #16
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Best place to ask about auto detailing products is a site dedicated to auto detailing.
I use http://www.autopia.org/forum/index.php for information on what products are good and bad

Do a little research and see what you come up with.
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On my GTO, TBSS, 2500HD I have used Meguiar's Quik Interior Detail Spray. It's a great dusting spray that makes it just look clean, and not shiny or greasy. I just was never a fan of feeling like I had to take a shower after sitting in a car that had its entire interior treated with a coat of armor all.

I use a zymol leather cleaner and conditioner on my GTO's seats, leather trim, & steering wheel. In fact I do the steering wheels in all my vehicles with the same combo. The cleaner takes an ungodly amount of dirt and oil off - and the conditioner gives it a soft rejuvenation. The important thing is that the conditioner works well! No greasy residue. It should be dry to the touch after application. I'm also particular about leather conditioners that build up in the holes of perforated leather.
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Old 03-28-2009, 12:28 PM   #18
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Nothing at all, and don't let anyone tell you different. People develop psychopathic loyalties to "their" products and to them, all other products are shit.

They're pretty much ALL THE SAME. Just make sure you use the product specific to your task. Use dash/trim cleaner on the dash/trim. Leather cleaner on leather. Glass cleaner on glass, etc. Most car-care products come with kits that have all the different task-cleaners in them.
There was an article that came out a while back about what it does to your interior, and most "cheaper" products do... but that was years ago, I'm sure they have changed their formula since.

Personally I prefer Mequiar's for my interior/Tire & Wheel
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Armor all good but those glass wipes in that pack suck. They left fibers on the windows.
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Old 03-30-2009, 01:57 PM   #20
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I've always used Armor All on plastics and rubber with no problems. Been thinking of trying something more upscale and see if I like it better.
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I used Armor All on my new S10 back in 96. It stained the glovebox. Luckily it got replaced under warranty. I haven't used it since.
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