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Old 10-17-2011, 09:53 PM   #1
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Hi all, just picked up a 2008 Jeep Wrangler X. I'm so excited. Only 10K. Excellent shape, wanted to keep the black fenders looking as good as the rest of the red body. What does everyone use on them?? What about the inside, armorall on the dash and door panels??? Hardtop?? Any advice will be helpful.

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Old 10-17-2011, 09:58 PM   #2
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Turtlewax Ice works great.

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Turtlewax Ice works great.
X2

Inexpensive, you can do the paint as well as the fenders and it keeps the fenders shedding the water and looking black all in one product.

You won't need those other products especially if the fenders are black right now. If you get wax on the plastic, that will be almost impossible to get off, then back to black may work.

Once you ICE the flairs once you won't look back. I do mine two or three times a year. The jeep is 3+ years old. Fenders still shed water and look black. Almost no effort on the fenders or paint, I ICE it all. Paint looks shamefully good for a jeep.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:39 AM   #7
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Either 303 or ICE.... Both work great. Inside 303 is amazing.
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Either 303 or ICE.... Both work great. Inside 303 is amazing.
agree 303 is amazing inside. I really don't like to use it on my fenders. Back to black is great, the bumpers will look black for a few days unlike the 303. Have not tried ICE.
Isn't there a couple different ICE products, or one size fits all.

Oh and 303 is also fantastic on the soft top
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303 is great stuff it is the same product I use on my drysuit and other gear for winter paddling if you use it alot it is a better deal to buy it in larger amounts even by the gallon
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I have used Ice and Back to Black in the past. I am now using 303 for the UV protection. UV is what turns the fenders gray over time. 303 immediately turns them back to black and I think it is much easier to apply, though more expensive. Ice looked really nice but the fenders didn't stay black after a few months on mine.
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OK, guys. Which ICE product do you all use, and where? I've looked at the shelf full of different ICE products and gone away confused as to which one or ones everybody is recommending. I think just in waxes they have a liquid, a solid, a spray, and a 'detailer.' They also have auto washes, tire care stuff, interior products.... All called ICE???
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OK, guys. Which ICE product do you all use, and where? I've looked at the shelf full of different ICE products and gone away confused as to which one or ones everybody is recommending. I think just in waxes they have a liquid, a solid, a spray, and a 'detailer.' They also have auto washes, tire care stuff, interior products.... All called ICE???
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This is what I was getting at..

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WOW, great ideas folks, but i'm confused as well. Looked at turtle wax site and there are MANY ICE products....which one should we use???

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P.S. are you folks using this stuff (ICE or Back to Black) on the front and rear bumpers as well???

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i just used rustoleum bedliner.. i love the texture and color.. not sure how long it will stay black, but i'm going on month 2. Down here in the desert the sun is rough on the fenders so I figured that was the way to go for me
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aerospace 303 seems to come in a few variants as well, if I'm looking at amazon.com, I'm assuming the "protectant" is what everyone uses? even for the softtop/roll cage wrap?
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I starting to believe all the ICE products are the same just they comes in different forms.

I guess you can use it on anything, plastic or paint.
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aerospace 303 seems to come in a few variants as well, if I'm looking at amazon.com, I'm assuming the "protectant" is what everyone uses? even for the softtop/roll cage wrap?
Yup, inside and soft top fabric for me with 303.

Still trying to figure out this ICE thing ?
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I wound up buying a bunch of the ice stuff from amazon. I got the spray, the soap, and the polish. I don't really dig the spray, but it seems to be the synthetic wax; the polish seems to be the more traditional style wax that was able to buff out a few of the pin strips i had developed.

Amazon.com: Turtle Wax T-468 Ice Liquid Polish, 16 ounces: Automotive seems to be more like normal wax, I like.

Amazon.com: Turtle Wax T477 ICE Synthetic Spray Wax - 23 oz: Automotive seems to be a top coat finish. makes it look wicked nice, but useless for buffing anything out

Amazon.com: Turtle Wax T472 ICE Car Wash - 64 oz.: Automotive the soap. didnt seem to do anything magical, but smells nice
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OK, guys. Which ICE product do you all use, and where? I've looked at the shelf full of different ICE products and gone away confused as to which one or ones everybody is recommending. I think just in waxes they have a liquid, a solid, a spray, and a 'detailer.' They also have auto washes, tire care stuff, interior products.... All called ICE???
x2 (or 3, or 5, whatever).

Under Turtle Wax Ice there is a polish, a wax and a detailer. My GUESS would be the detailer. Anybody know for sure?

Thought it was bad to get wax on the fenders. Anybody used it on Bushwacker flat styles?
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OK, sorry for all of the confusion about ICE.

First off, they make an interior ICE and an exterior. I have tried the interior cleaner and have been very happy with it for inside work and it seems to work great on the seals as well. I'm now tempted to try the 303 on the interior.

The exterior ICE comes in at least 3 flavors. I have used the liquid detailer in the spray bottle and the liquid ICE (not the detailer) and they both seem to produce the same results. I use the liquid after a wash and the detailer sometimes between washes.

I have not used the paste yet but I have heard that it has the same ingredients in it more like a synthetic wax.

They also make a liquid form of clay bar ICE. I have used that on my wife's PT cruiser and it works well. Good for removing that foggy sheen that sometimes appears after years of neglect. Really brings back the deep luster shine.

All of my use of the ICE product is my sheer laziness when it comes to detailing. I consider myself the anti-detailer. It goes on easy, it doesn't require a lot of buffing, you can apply it in sunlight or shade, and if you get it on the plastic, so what.....coat the whole thing and it looks good and black and sheds water. The epitome of laziness if you ask me and it looks like you really powder puffed your jeep.

To top it all off, it is sold everywhere and it is CHEAP......another thing that I could be accused of, except my JEEP of course....I spend a lot of money on it....except for detailing.
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All of my use of the ICE product is my sheer laziness when it comes to detailing. I consider myself the anti-detailer. It goes on easy, it doesn't require a lot of buffing, you can apply it in sunlight or shade, and if you get it on the plastic, so what.....coat the whole thing and it looks good and black and sheds water. The epitome of laziness if you ask me and it looks like you really powder puffed your jeep.

To top it all off, it is sold everywhere and it is CHEAP......another thing that I could be accused of, except my JEEP of course....I spend a lot of money on it....except for detailing.
Hmm, let's add it all up:

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Man, I'm there. Turtle Wax Ice Detailer it is...
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Back to black, I use on al my plastics
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X2. This is the best stuff I have ever used. Not oily or greasy, does not collect dust, beads water and keeps the fenders (anything black) look like new.
I really don't care for it on the fenders. I used it twice maybe it will take some time to "replenish" the rubber/plastic. I'll apply it and by the end of the day the fenders look normal again. I love it on everything else though
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i just used rustoleum bedliner.. i love the texture and color.. not sure how long it will stay black, but i'm going on month 2. Down here in the desert the sun is rough on the fenders so I figured that was the way to go for me
I did that. Every so often I spray tire shine on the paint and it turns them instantly black again. Maybe once a month for this and there awesome.
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I did that. Every so often I spray tire shine on the paint and it turns them instantly black again. Maybe once a month for this and there awesome.
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Here is what I used. My fenders are 1 year old and this is the first time I've put anything on them other than soap & water. Man this stuff works great, and the rain today helped prove it.
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I really don't care for it on the fenders. I used it twice maybe it will take some time to "replenish" the rubber/plastic. I'll apply it and by the end of the day the fenders look normal again. I love it on everything else though
I had the same issue on the black plastic trim on my 07 car but after a couple of applications the orriginal colour came back, maybe just luck on my part?

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