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post #16 of 47 (permalink) Old 09-08-2009, 07:59 AM
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Thanks for the the answers. What about the Lexol vynil stuff? I've used the Lexol leather treatment for a long time and have been real satisfied with it. After the heads up on Armor All its history.... Ric

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I have used this. I really can't say I have found it to be any better than the Meguiars interior detailer (mentioned by Gaze and what I presently use) or a simple damp cloth (as mentioned by Tiptronic and others). The Lexol does seem to leave a "greasy feeling" film behind so I stopped using it. It's not a feeling that is as bad as some of the Armor All products but it is noticeable IMO. It also has a bit of sheen but it is not a gloss. A very light odor can be detected but it goes away real quick and it is not bad at all. I would say that maybe the sheen it leave and the feel may be comparable to Pledge. Lexol is great on leather so I do not doubt it would do a good job on plastics.

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post #17 of 47 (permalink) Old 10-06-2009, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the input. Tried the Meguiares and it was pretty good. Read some about the Poorboy's Natural Look and how great it smelled so I tried it too. Looks like its the Poorboy's. Performance and smell really did it for me. Really like the finish & if ya want more shine all ya do is wipe it down after it drys. Goes on easy and evenly too. Ric

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Is this the product you used?



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Sure is. Good stuff! Ric

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Wanted to add that while this is my choise for the plastics I still intend to stay with the Lexol leather cleaner and care for the leather interior on my Town & Country. After 8 years of Lexol it still looks like new and smells great. Ric

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use 303! Its great for the jeep!
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I've taken the problem of cleaning the plastic interior to its final conclusion (at least for the dash) and bought a dash carpet. Now I don't have to worry about cleaning in the hard to get areas between the dash and the windshield. Moreover, it does an excellent job in keeping the interior cooler in summer by not re-radiating heat in my face which was a problem even with the ac on full blast. Looks good too.
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Wanted to add that while this is my choise for the plastics I still intend to stay with the Lexol leather cleaner and care for the leather interior on my Town & Country. After 8 years of Lexol it still looks like new and smells great. Ric
As far as leather is concerned... Lexol is one of the better products in my opinion.


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I've taken the problem of cleaning the plastic interior to its final conclusion (at least for the dash) and bought a dash carpet. Now I don't have to worry about cleaning in the hard to get areas between the dash and the windshield. Moreover, it does an excellent job in keeping the interior cooler in summer by not re-radiating heat in my face which was a problem even with the ac on full blast. Looks good too.
Where did you get it? Cost? Must be a simple thing to clean... Hadn't thought about it.


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Just a little update on my previous posts. Poorboys Natural Look smells great. Have done a couple interior cleanups and reapplications of the Poorboys Narural Look on my Patriot. Couple things have struck me, besides that great smell. The reapplication showed no signs of blotching or change in finish appearence due to double coverage. Finish remains fairly satin and even. The best part is there is NO tendency to draw dust. In fact it actually seems to repel dust accumulation. Did I mention it smells good too? Ric

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I use F21, by Turtle wax, works great. But, if you want the ultimate protectant and color restore product...Porsche uses palm oil. I'm not even sure where to get it, but a friend who works for the Porsche dealer in the detail shop let me use some on my motorcycle. It made the side covers and seat on my old Triumph look like new.

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As a long time boater, I recommend a vinyl and plastic protectant from a marine supply store. They all have sun blocker in them because boats take a beating from the sun and weather. The sun will make plastic hard and brittle over time and make cause cracking from the vibrations when moving. A wet rag will remove grime, but offer no sun protection. I have seen 20 year old boats looking great with proper care.
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I'm all about using Windex and paper towels. No gloss/film/residue after being done. Dries real fast too. What about the lint from the papertowels you might ask? Swiffer Dusters is my solution.

I like Turtle Wax as well - but only for shows and when you want the shine. Never been a fan of Armor All. After prolonged use it starts to cloud and crack the plastics in newer cars - and you have to use it all the time - something in the formula...

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The poorboys is excellent but the 303 is too.

I prefer just a damp microfibre wipe.
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I tried 303 protectant today, I was a little underwhelmed by it. It looked great on the dash, but on the insides of the doors and the plastic moulding on the outsides of the doors it looked really uneven.

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