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post #31 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-03-2012, 07:08 PM
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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.
Give it some time, more applications.
I also don't spray it on the plastic and then wipe, I wet my cloth and then wipe it on.

303 actually repairs the surface of the plastic, it causes the little microscopic shards of roughness to lay back down over time.

So, soon enough your interior begins to look better. You may not notice as you are the one doing it but someone who saw your vehicle last year, went away to college, got drunk at Spring Break and served a short jail sentence for public indecency, then came back and bummed a ride from you to her probation officer would notice.

"Hey, this interior looks better than before my life fell of the rails!" she would say.

Just give it some time, don't give up.
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post #32 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-03-2012, 07:13 PM
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Is the Patriots Plastic Interior MADE IN CHINA ?? Anyone know ?

Yes, the economy has gotten better....
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Is the Patriots Plastic Interior MADE IN CHINA ?? Anyone know ?
Not only is it made in China, it is made from the squeezing's of political prisoners.

You don't want to know about the "soft touch" surfaces...
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So that's where the Chinese Political Prisoners go into the plastic trim and molding. Kind of like a cheap filler.

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post #35 of 47 (permalink) Old 03-24-2013, 07:27 PM
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Ever since I bought my patriot in december, I've only used used armorall once on the car with displeasing results. The armorall was leaving an uneven shine so I quickly used a damp cloth to take it off,. Now, ever since then, I've just used a damp cloth just for the interior, but sometimes dust collects and it's annoying the heck out of me. I'm considering using Pledge as to what some of the members here advising. Does it really work? I'm not interested in the interior to shine. I just want a clean interior. I know the only way to know is to try it, but just want input first, thanks!
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Ever since I bought my patriot in december, I've only used used armorall once on the car with displeasing results. The armorall was leaving an uneven shine so I quickly used a damp cloth to take it off,. Now, ever since then, I've just used a damp cloth just for the interior, but sometimes dust collects and it's annoying the heck out of me. I'm considering using Pledge as to what some of the members here advising. Does it really work? I'm not interested in the interior to shine. I just want a clean interior. I know the only way to know is to try it, but just want input first, thanks!
Leave the Amorall alone! Not sure about Pledge but at least try a bottle of the Meguiars interior detailer...I don't think you will be disappointed

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Hmmm, I will have to check that out
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post #38 of 47 (permalink) Old 03-25-2013, 01:45 PM
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I have used armorall on my last 2 cars, and have used it so far on my Pat. Not the protectant wipes yet, but I have used the cleaning wipes.

For dust, I always keep some swiffer pads in the back so when the dash dust starts to get annoying I can just wipe it away


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Yeah, I used the armorall sponge wipes from the car wash that they sell in those dispensers and those things made uneven streaks. Maybe the sponge doesn't work well with this kind of plastic.
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post #40 of 47 (permalink) Old 06-26-2013, 09:11 AM
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Search for Chemichal Guys Silk Shine, it give's a nice not too much shine texture, it also does the important work of protecting the plastic from the sun UV radiation

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A lot of people here have mentioned Pledge, I assume they mean the spray kind? I have always used Pledge Orange Oil (http://pics2.ds-static.com/prodimg/140436/300.jpg). Leaves a nice shine that lasts for weeks, and it prevents dust, plus it smells nice, but subtle. Just don't go spraying your steering wheel with it.

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I used Simoniz protective wipes on all the trim pieces last weekend including the dash. Surprisingly, it turned out well.
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post #44 of 47 (permalink) Old 03-28-2014, 06:38 AM
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I'm a big fan of 303 product. It leaves a clean look finish and not greasy.
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post #45 of 47 (permalink) Old 06-29-2014, 08:34 PM
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Used 303 today on my new Pat. Wanted to treat all rubber & plastic, inside & out... under the hood too, while it is dirt free. Took me a good portion of the day. Glad I did it. Rather than spray on small areas I saturated a 3" square of cloth and proceeded to wipe on. Less waste and no spray on unintended areas.

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