what about our dash? - Pontiac GTO Forum
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
 
TorridRedHeart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Mabank, Tx
Posts: 112
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to TorridRedHeart
what about our dash?

I haven't quite gotten to the point with my car yet that it needs a good cleaning and shining inside but when i do- what do you guys sugest i do with the dash? mine doesn't look like it had had armor-all on it or anything at all just dusted, should i continue to just dust it or should i condition it with some kind of product?
Please post thoughts and ideas-
thanks-
TorridRedHeart is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 01:35 PM
 
kevracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: California
Posts: 142
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dash treatment

I made the mistake of using regular Armor-All right after I got my 04, and the glare off the dash made it hard to see due to the reflection in some conditions. Every since then I just dusted the dash. I recently purchased the Armor All low shine protectant, which I have used on the dash and not had the earlier reflection problem.
kevracer is offline  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 03:24 PM
 
pickinfights's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Baraboo WI
Posts: 1,117
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Armor all looks nice for a while. But over all it collects far more dust. better just to get a swiffer duster of a moist rag.
pickinfights is offline  
 
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 03:55 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Aerospace 303

I use and swear by Aerospace 303. I used it exclusively on my SSR and now on my Goat. Not to shiny and lasts lots longer than Armor All do to the ingredients. I use it inside and out. You can find it at your local boating shop.
olblugoat is offline  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-07-2006, 09:15 AM
Super Moderator
 
GTO JUDGE's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 8,433
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Garage
I use Stoner products. On my dash I will use different things.... Leather cleaner, also more shine less time for interior, and just an interior cleaner. The interior cleaner leaves the mat finish looking new. The more shine gives it a slight shine, but after a few days the shine wears off.

I never use armor all.... I used it years ago on my 4 Runner only to have my dash crack bad, along with the tires. It was then I was advised NOT to use it because at that time, alcohol was an ingredient and it dried out the dash and tires causing cracking but I DO NOT KNOW NOW if they still use alcohol in it but I vowed never to use it again I don't care if it is given to me.

President: GTO Association of America
www.gtoaa.org


GTO JUDGE is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-07-2006, 09:31 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 231
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Try some meguiar's quick interior, sutff is awesome and does not leave greasy feel and smells freakin good too.
lotaguts is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-07-2006, 09:36 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,658
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Once a week with a moist shammy. (spelled wrong, I know) Keeps the dust off with no shine. Who knows what a buncha crazy chemicals soaking into my rubber and plastic dash will do after a few years.
PEARL JAM is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-07-2006, 11:00 AM
 
b_a_betterperson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,100
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just used a microfiber towel sprayed down with distilled water. Will pick up dust like a magnet and not leave any fibers behind.

The problem with using so-called "protectants" is that they evoporate fairly quickly. The vapors go into your interior -- and dry on your windows. You end up breathing that crap, too.

The best way to keep your car's interior great is prevention -- by keeping it out of the direct rays of the sun. Keep your car in the garage at home -- and keep it covered or in a garage during work if it's your daily driver.
b_a_betterperson is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-07-2006, 09:58 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 353
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by b_a_betterperson View Post
Just used a microfiber towel sprayed down with distilled water. Will pick up dust like a magnet and not leave any fibers behind.

The problem with using so-called "protectants" is that they evoporate fairly quickly. The vapors go into your interior -- and dry on your windows. You end up breathing that crap, too.

The best way to keep your car's interior great is prevention -- by keeping it out of the direct rays of the sun. Keep your car in the garage at home -- and keep it covered or in a garage during work if it's your daily driver.
Sage and Sound advice
bg2m8o is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-08-2006, 12:09 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 99
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hmmm...well I just used armor all on my dash today with some black magic leather cleaner on the seats and other leather. It looks very good but now I'm wondering if armor all is the best thing to do...the leather cleaner is top grade though...gotta protect the leather.
goatboy_2004GTO is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Pontiac GTO Forum > The 2004-2006 GTO > Interior Discussions

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac GTO Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome