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Old 09-14-2009, 12:59 PM   #1
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Not sure where to place this, but streaks on door plastic after Armor all

I cleaned my door panels with armor all, about two weeks ago and saw this: (see pics below). As soon as wiped the armor all on the streaks appeared. I was hoping that they would go away, but as you can see they are still there. I did not spray it on the door and let it drip and dry. I sprayed a cloth and wiped the door panel. None of my other plastic parts look like this.

Sorry Mods, wasnt sure where to put it and wanted as much feedback as possible. Is this a warranty issue? Seems there was something hidden in the panel.
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:02 PM   #2
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I can't speak with authority, but it looks like some releasing agent or other compound residue was left on the panels prior to you using the Armour All on it. Appears they don't like each other.

Clean it with warm soapy water thoroughly, then re-Armour All them, bet it'll all be o.k.
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:04 PM   #3
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Did you order the 'Subdued Zebra Interior Accent' package?

Ghost stripes maybe?

Looks like you should be able to clean it off. Maybe take it to the dealer and ask them to clean it so when they can't, it'll be more convincing. Good luck.
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:18 PM   #4
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looks like the residue from getting your windows tinted. I ran into the same thing and used Meguire's interior products to clean it up. They had two kinds one that left a really shiny finish and that had a matte finish. Hope this helps
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Old 09-14-2009, 02:03 PM   #5
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[QUOTE=PQ;921242]Did you order the 'Subdued Zebra Interior Accent' package?

Ghost stripes maybe?



Yep, my door panel looked like this after getting windows tinted too. I just kept puting more armor-all on and wiping until it went away. It did take longer than I expected...but you'll be good to go.
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:05 PM   #6
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Camaro509 I can't speak with authority, but it looks like some releasing agent or other compound residue was left on the panels prior to you using the Armour All on it. Appears they don't like each other.

Clean it with warm soapy water thoroughly, then re-Armour All them, bet it'll all be o.k.
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jhmurphy looks like the residue from getting your windows tinted. I ran into the same thing and used Meguire's interior products to clean it up. They had two kinds one that left a really shiny finish and that had a matte finish. Hope this helps
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Yep, my door panel looked like this after getting windows tinted too. I just kept puting more armor-all on and wiping until it went away. It did take longer than I expected...but you'll be good to go.
Man you guys are great, that didn't even cross my mind. If fact I forgot I had them tinted. Ill get to cleaning it....

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PQ Did you order the 'Subdued Zebra Interior Accent' package?

Ghost stripes maybe?
Shhhhhhhh...was a special package for my car, wasn't supposed to let anyone know.

Guess we can close this thread out problem solved. Thanks for the great help everyone and for saving me a embarrassing trip to the dealer.
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:11 PM   #7
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:49 PM   #8
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warm soapy water is good on that type of "plastic"



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Old 09-14-2009, 06:27 PM   #9
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The day I use Armour All on my car is the day I own a Prius.
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:30 PM   #10
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Word from the wise, don't use Armour.
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:36 PM   #11
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yah I dont like armour all any longer either , even though thats not what caused this I've grown to hate that wet look inside a car , yuk
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:12 PM   #12
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I used to use Amor All a long time ago, but grew to dislike it in favor of other products. I still use it, but I dilute it in some water (50/50 or so) and use it on the plastic liners in the wheel wells. I do not know about the rest of the members, but I really like Lexol's product Vinylex. They appear to be doing vinyl (cleaning and protecting) as well as they do for leather.
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:26 PM   #13
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GM has a plastic /leather cleaner. And their all purpose cleaner with get rid of the residue from the window tint.
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:09 PM   #14
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BRP has a plastic/vinyl cleaner that is awesome . Does not collect dust nor is it slippery . Go to your local SeaDoo/ SkiDoo dealer and try it . part# 413 711 200 . Does great on tires also .
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:17 PM   #15
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for sure form window tinting, mine had it too
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Old 09-14-2009, 10:47 PM   #16
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btw, if something other than armor all doesnt work, ( ie: 303 Aerospace, your safe alternative, you can go w/ a diluted citrus based cleaner. Should do the trick. I had a customer come by the other day who was about to use a black magic marker on some major spotting on his door panel caused by a glass cleaner. (His friend tried to clean his dead pedal w/ a glass cleaner and it splattered)
I Hit it w/ P21s Total auto wash and it was gone I wont say what he tried cleaning it up w/ first, but I think you know where I'm going w/ this
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Old 09-14-2009, 10:56 PM   #18
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Thanks guys, I didnt realize Armor All was that bad. I agree with the greasy feeling it leaves afterwards. I've been away from this kinda stuff for awhile.
And based on y'alls recommendation Im done!
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:02 PM   #19
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Wait so, for the UN-enlightened why is Armor-all so bad? I just bought a bottle of it but havent used it yet. now you guys got me worried :-/
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:16 PM   #20
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:04 PM   #21
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Armor all has something in it that will actuall dry out the plastic and cause it to crack and can discolor as well. That stuff 303 is great it is mostly for spa covers and boat seats etc. ,it has none of the the chemicals in it like armor all and is actually recommended by tonneau cover (xtang) companies to spray on the tonneau cover to preserve them. I was denied warranty on my cover because they told me it had previously been treated with armor all that causes shrinkage and drying.
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:47 AM   #22
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Has anyone tried this from Armor All. It seems to do a good job for me. It isn't like the traditional Armor All, it isn't shiny just cleans.
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:52 PM   #23
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Has anyone tried this from Armor All. It seems to do a good job for me. It isn't like the traditional Armor All, it isn't shiny just cleans.
Yea, i got that and the window cleaner for it to.. so far no complaints for me..
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