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Old 06-22-2012, 09:37 PM
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UV protection on plastic, don`t use WD-40

Wd-40 does more harm than good. It makes ur plastic look like %(&*$#&^>(?!%it.

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I don't use WD-40 for anything... all it does is attract dirt...

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Where did you ever get the idea to try that?
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Where did you ever get the idea to try that?
I was told that WD-40 contains fish oil. I say it contains bull oil.
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303 is the way to go, not WD-40
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I had a guy "detail" my truck back in high school. He used WD-40 to "clean" the rims. They looked great...until I drove it. He lived down a dirt road. They looked like crap by the time I got home.
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The "WD" in WD-40 stands for water dispersal. It's very good at removing or protecting electric parts from water - think of wet points in a distributor, if your an old guy like I am. It's also a good solvent for getting things like road-tar or bug-juice off of paint, etc.

As a lube, or anything else.... Nah, not so good, and yes, it does dry and get tacky and attract dirt.



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I used to use 303 and really liked it. It's a great product.... but then I was led to Surf City Garage's *Black Max* vinyl, rubber and trim dressing. I absolutely ♥ the stuff. Goes on easy, stays on through several washes... (I put a couple of coats on) keeps my fenders black, and easy to clean... as in So. Utah red dirt... doesn't stick so bad

Still use the 303 on my seals inside the top thingys that come off +++
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The "WD" in WD-40 stands for water dispersal. It's very good at removing or protecting electric parts from water - think of wet points in a distributor, if your an old guy like I am. It's also a good solvent for getting things like road-tar or bug-juice off of paint, etc.

As a lube, or anything else.... Nah, not so good, and yes, it does dry and get tacky and attract dirt.



And +1 on 303 Aerospace Protectant.
I remember points.... and setting them when I changed them... pretty simple then... strong engines... lots of HP... guess that makes me an *old gal*.... and X2 on the description of appropriate uses for WD-40
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The "WD" in WD-40 stands for water dispersal. It's very good at removing or protecting electric parts from water - think of wet points in a distributor, if your an old guy like I am. It's also a good solvent for getting things like road-tar or bug-juice off of paint, etc.

As a lube, or anything else.... Nah, not so good, and yes, it does dry and get tacky and attract dirt.



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I remember points.... and setting them when I changed them... pretty simple then... strong engines... lots of HP... guess that makes me an *old gal*.... and X2 on the description of appropriate uses for WD-40

So there you go ...........from another old guy....
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advice taken. the only product you will need for your bumpers and fenders......

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I use Turtle Wax Ice on mine and have been getting great results.
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I remember points.... and setting them when I changed them... pretty simple then... strong engines... lots of HP... guess that makes me an *old gal*.... and X2 on the description of appropriate uses for WD-40
I still have a dwell tachometer.
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I still have a dwell tachometer.
Now that's old school. Mine crapped out a long time ago.
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i wonder how many young ins are googling dwell tachometer right now,,,,,,,,,,oh wait why google when you start a new thread on WF.
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I use Turtle Wax Ice on mine and have been getting great results.
I just got done re-coating my jeep with ICE including all of the plastic. The Jeep is going on 4 years old and the black plastic looks like new still. It rained last night and the whole Jeep is shedding water nicely. The top, paint, and all the plastic. ICE is great stuff and easy to use. It makes it a lot easier when you don't have to stop at the end of the paint and the beginning of the plastic. Just keep going until the whole Jeep is covered. Awesome stuff.
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I just bought the ICE, and was planning on using it for the first time after I got done checking the weather. When I bought it, they also had ICE spray specifically for interiors, and it was engineered with UV protectants. I am going to give that a try to, weather permitting. It was about $5 for a good size bottle of the stuff.
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The best protectant you can use is 303. You can use it on the plastics and tires and they even make a kit for your soft top. It doesn't really make your stuff shiny or greasy, but it will bring back the deep black that it had stock and keep it looking like that longer. At Lazydays RV, we use it like crazy to extend the life of the tires on the rv's. I would recommend it to anyone.
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I just got done re-coating my jeep with ICE including all of the plastic. The Jeep is going on 4 years old and the black plastic looks like new still. It rained last night and the whole Jeep is shedding water nicely. The top, paint, and all the plastic. ICE is great stuff and easy to use. It makes it a lot easier when you don't have to stop at the end of the paint and the beginning of the plastic. Just keep going until the whole Jeep is covered. Awesome stuff.
I didn't know you could do that! That is great for a jeep. I hate waxing bc I always get sims on my flares. Gonna have to go get some of this and give it a try.
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ICE did not work for me
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What didn't work? The interior cleaner? In what way did it not work? I use both the interior and exterior products and have been getting excellent results on both. Only ICE product I haven't tried yet is the paste. I'm told on this forum that it works the same as the liquid.
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i wonder how many young ins are googling dwell tachometer right now,,,,,,,,,,oh wait why google when you start a new thread on WF.
Googled it. *guilty*
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What didn't work? The interior cleaner? In what way did it not work? I use both the interior and exterior products and have been getting excellent results on both. Only ICE product I haven't tried yet is the paste. I'm told on this forum that it works the same as the liquid.
I think the the ICE product works better on newer flares. Mine being a 07, the flares are a little faded. ICE did nothing for them. Looked like sh** before and still looked like sh** after lol

I used the exterior on the exterior. I also tried it on the paint and it streaked. I have read others with black/darker paint having the same problem with it streaking.
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I also tried it on the paint and it streaked. I have read others with black/darker paint having the same problem with it streaking.
The first time I use it after a long time of not applying it I do get some uneven results on my darker Red Rock color. Second coat after a week or two usually coats even.

My wife just got a black Rubicon and haven't ICED it yet. I will get to it eventually.
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I still have a dwell tachometer.
There is a dwell meter in my box too. It's fun watching people try to figure out what it is when they go through my box...

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The "WD" in WD-40 stands for water dispersal. It's very good at removing or protecting electric parts from water - think of wet points in a distributor, if your an old guy like I am. It's also a good solvent for getting things like road-tar or bug-juice off of paint, etc.

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And +1 on 303 Aerospace Protectant.
You ought to (or not) see what it can do to a gun collection!
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You ought to (or not) see what it can do to a gun collection!


No thanks! I'll stick with Break Free. I have a neighbor who swears by WD-40 for his ARs though. He'll argue with you all day long that it's the only thing to use on them...


Edit: I lost my whole gun collection (AKA arsenal) in a tragic boating accident.....
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The problem with the Ice spray is that it acts more like a detailing spray than a true wax. Although it sure is convenient to use one product on everything, it's staying power is very short. OTOH, the TW Ice paste wax in the can is one of the better lasting products tested by CR. I use both now after learning this and after being disappointed in the liquid Ice lasting power on the sheet metal parts. I use the lqd on the exterior plastic fenders, trim, bumpers, lights.. I use the 303 on interior vinyl and plastic and seals.

And as to being old, I don't still have my analog tach and timing light but I still have my old analog VOR meter and it works fine.
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Edit: I lost my whole gun collection (AKA arsenal) in a tragic boating accident.....
What a coincidence! Same here...........boy I sure miss them.

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