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Old 08-20-2010, 10:07 AM   #1
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Armor all

Anyone uses armor all products to clean their jeeps ???

it says not to in the manual and I have been using armor all outsaide, inside on my tires, rims, etc... thinking it was one of the best products ...

"Interior Trim should be cleaned starting with a damp
cloth, a damp cloth with MOPAR Total Clean or equivalent,
then MOPAR Spot & Stain Remover or equivalent
if absolutely necessary. Do not use harsh cleaners or
Armor All. Use MOPAR Total Clean or equivalent to
clean vinyl upholstery."

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Old 08-20-2010, 10:10 AM   #2
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It depends more on the type of armor all your using. They make interior cleaners for the dashboard and other things but I would hesitate to use their tire cleaner on anything inside your jeep unless you want everything to get a greasy film on it.

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Old 08-20-2010, 10:15 AM   #3
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I use the tire armor all on the tires,
the interior armorall in my interior
and the armor all car wash soap on the paint ....
it's different bottles for different purposes but it says NOT to use armor all i hope i didn't mess anything up
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The main reason not to use armor all on a jeep is that it will capture dust and grass and stuff... aromor all + off road = gunky muddy goop all over your dash...

I doubt it will hurt anything. I use the new turtle wax ice stuff, the interior cleaner is no gloss/no residue. It won't leave anything shiny, but it works good and doesn't help attract dust as far as I can tell so far...

If you're a mall crawler and you don't go out kicking up grass and dust much, or if you off road with all the windows up and the A/C kickin it's not so much an issue, but armor all your dash and then hit the trail topless and you'll spend hours trying to get all the armor alled dust off your jeep...
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:33 AM   #5
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I use the tire armor all on the tires,
the interior armorall in my interior
and the armor all car wash soap on the paint ....
it's different bottles for different purposes but it says NOT to use armor all i hope i didn't mess anything up
What is this "IT" your talking about that says not to use it? I'm confused.
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:38 AM   #6
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X2 on the turtle wax ICE products. They are all easy to use both the interior products and exterior products and get great results. Don't have to worry about getting the wax all over the black fenders turning them gray either just coat the whole fender with the stuff and it stays black and shedding water. Great product line.
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:40 AM   #7
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Thanks Aelwero !!!

ESP: it = the owner's manual
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:42 AM   #8
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Aelwero, is it the same principle for armorall on the tires ? I like my 32 inchs tires to look clean after some mud and trail, my jeep is always either filthy dirty either shining clean, no in between !
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Interesting..kinda weird that the owner's manual would recommend one cleaner over another? I smell a rat, maybe just a small one
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:51 AM   #10
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Armor All is good stuff, but a major dust magnet!!!
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Tires are pretty much irrelevant for cleaners and stuff. There is pretty much nothing that will keep them clean off road... I've seen some products that help your rims shed water and mud, and they'd probably be a decent idea, but other than that you're pretty much stuck washin em every time you go out.

Can't really say from experience, I'm a never wash the jeep kinda guy I clean the dash and console and whatnot, but I'm not overly picky about it at all. I still got a bunch of mud plastered all over my middle sound bar in fact
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I'm an old time Armoral user for corvettes, trucks, and now my jeep, but

Not for the outside--sun exposure

Just the dash/ plastic and engine hoses, covers--but only when clean and never sprayit, works pretty good !

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X2 on the turtle wax ICE products. They are all easy to use both the interior products and exterior products and get great results. Don't have to worry about getting the wax all over the black fenders turning them gray either just coat the whole fender with the stuff and it stays black and shedding water. Great product line.
X3! I've been surprised and impressed by how good all the ICE products are.
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Armor all is junk, it will eventually dry everything out. I use furniture polish to clean the inside. Especially for something that sits in the sun all day long. We use the same stuff for our boat. Otherwise the seats will start to crack.
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Armor all is junk, it will eventually dry everything out. I use furniture polish to clean the inside. Especially for something that sits in the sun all day long. We use the same stuff for our boat. Otherwise the seats will start to crack.
X2... I use pledge for my eisenglass/plastic windows.
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I was in charge of detailing dept' for toyota & never used armor all it is crap & is really greasy, thats why it collects the dust.Apart from the industrial surface protectant at the dealership , I have used the turtlewax product & found it to be the best.
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:47 PM   #17
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Thanks all ! I got screwed .... I spent like 70$ on armor all products now I only wish I had posted my thread a couple weeks ago , I would have gotten all turtle wax products ...
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Thanks all ! I got screwed .... I spent like 70$ on armor all products now I only wish I had posted my thread a couple weeks ago , I would have gotten all turtle wax products ...
Instead of Armor All one of the best protectants is Aero Space 303. Non greasy, excellent uv protection. Works great for the top, interior and any black on your JK. I also use Turtle Wax Ice. Between 303 and Ice you really don't need anything else.
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I'm gonna try that 303 stuff this weekend.....thanx......
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303 protectorant.. BEST thing I've found, IT WORKS, and works well. NEVER a complaint... Sometimes hard to find, but worth the effort.. WORKS on everything..
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:31 PM   #21
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I have been using ICE polish/wax on all of my cars for the last two years and really like the stuff. easy on, easy off, with no white residue.

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X infinity on using the Turtle Wax Ice stuff. I use the one that is labeled "Total Interior Care" for plastic, vinyl, and leather. I use that on the interior and 303 on the bumpers and fenders. The plastic piece above the glove box looked horrible when I first got my Jeep. Like it was months and months old already. I put one or two coats of the Turtle Wax Ice on it, and it has stayed looking new for three months. I love how deep this stuff gets, seems to take a very long time for it to wear off!

Edit: And the Ice product smells really good too haha
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I can vouch for the mopar products as I happened to get a bunch on sale a few months ago and have been using nothing else to detail my car with the exception of megaurs tech wax 2.0 for all painted surfaces.
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Aero Space 303 is about the best you can get; marine grade and an extreme UV protection level....also it does not leave a strange slick dust magnetic finish!
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I use black magic (same principle) on my tires/flares a few times a year to keep them hydrated.
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Does 303 work on paint? Not familiar with the stuff.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:26 AM   #28
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Have any of you guys ever heard of using mop & glow on the tires?

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