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Looks annoyingly good :D
 

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Go over it with the original cleaning wipes, then again with the protectant wipes.
 

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So whats the deal with Armor All having such a bad reputation and being accused of destroying plastic and rubber over the long run?
 

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Never heard of that. Been using them for years with no ill effects.
 

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So whats the deal with Armor All having such a bad reputation and being accused of destroying plastic and rubber over the long run?
Yeah, I've always heard that but never an explanation as to why. I never use it because I don't like greasy films it leaves on everything and the smell. Simple Green is my cleaner of choice for the engine area.


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Many years ago (1980's), I used ArmorAll on all my vehicles. It was the first protectant that was advertised as helping to prevent cracking of vinyl exposed to the sun on a regular basis, i.e. dashboards !! It also had the benefit of adding shine (albeit, maybe a little too much!) and also giving tires a decent finish.

I swapped over to a product in the 90's, 303 protectant, that made it's debut in the avation/boating industry, specifically for vinyl upholstery, tops and isenglass (the clear plastic windows).

Amazon.com: 303 Products Aerospace Protectant: Sports & Outdoors



GREAT product !! I buy it by the gallon every couple of years. Excellent for all rubber/vinyl/canvas that is exposed to the sun. Does not leave a residue and actually repels dust/dirt. Best product I have ever found for tires. Low gloss and a great look.
 
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