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Unread 05-21-2013, 03:02 AM   #1
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303 Aerospace Protectant

I just got a new black Bestop Sailcloth top and want to make it last.
Looks like alot of people here like 303, so planning to order some soon.

Just a few questions:

1- How much should I order? How far will a 16oz bottle go? I have no idea if 16oz will treat a top once or maybe 3 times. I'd guess it would depend some on how old the top is. My old top would have soaked up anything fast.

2- How often dose it need treated? I guess again it depends on how old it is and where you live. I'm in S.Ohio so we get the winter and summer deal. Salt then sun.

3- This stuff won't actually harm the top if it's not retreated when it should be will it?? I've read that some like armour all will. Afraid I might fall behind on maintenance or be locked into buying this stuff. It's a little expensive


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Unread 05-21-2013, 05:10 AM   #2
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Guess it depends how crazy you want to get.
I've got a 32oz bottle - done the top twice and ALL the plastic - door surrounds, dash, door panels, mirrors, hood latches, flares, duster, bikini top, and all the plastic under the hood - air intake etc
My buddy borrowed it to do his rig as well and I still have enough left to do the top again.

2.
How often? Up to you.
I left it 12 months between treatments but probably could have done it every 2 months to keep it looking brand new all the time.
I'm guessing how much rain your rig sees will be a big factor.
Label on bottle recommends every 3-5 weeks but I just bust it out for special occasions.

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Had no problems with a long period of time between treatments.

The only downside is it can attract dust. I avoid dusty trails for a week or 2 after applying.
Could also be that I'm not applying it properly - instructions say to 'wipe completely dry' - I just rub it on till the top looks good and leave it.
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Unread 05-21-2013, 05:16 AM   #3
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How much should I order?
I would order as much as you can afford. It is cheaper in bulk. I use this stuff on everything.
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The only downside is it can attract dust. I avoid dusty trails for a week or 2 after applying.
Could also be that I'm not applying it properly
I haven't noticed it attracting dust. Perhaps you are not wiping it down.
This stuff makes everything from top, dash, tires, bumpers, etc. look great without the "blingy" look of Armour All and it is much better for your stuff. It actually protects from the harmful effects of the sun. It was made for the marine environment.
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Unread 05-23-2013, 05:06 AM   #4
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I haven't noticed it attracting dust. Perhaps you are not wiping it down.
Good point - I do wipe it down, but definitely not properly.
I only have myself to blame for the dust
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Unread 05-23-2013, 11:39 AM   #5
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303 will not have any ill effects if you wait long inbetween applications. I bought the 32 oz spray bottle and have used it every 2 months and I have about half left (4 applications). Recently, I found that the more you use the better it looks and longer it lasts. Great Stuff, way better then Armor All in my opinion.

And like others have said before, once you use it on your jeep top/ bumpers, you will start using it on everything because it works well on anything left outside almost.
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Unread 05-25-2013, 02:41 AM   #6
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Thanks very much. I ordered & already have a gallon. Now I need to steal one of my wife's spray bottles & try it out this weekend. Expensive stuff but if it's worth it then maybe not. Once I try it on this brand new top I'll post here best I can how many ounces it took.
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Unread 05-25-2013, 03:20 AM   #7
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You can use this on the tinted windows too right? 303 website says yes. Thought I read here or somewhere not to.
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Unread 05-25-2013, 07:01 AM   #8
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I've never used 303 on my windows only because they've never been dirty enough or never have ingrained mudstains to warrant it - I nearly always have the windows out when out on the trail.
A normal wash brings my window panels back to good condition - but I hit the windows with Novus (see pic) on special occassions.
Interesting comment though - I never considered treating the windows with 303, I'll have to give it a try - I treat everything else with it

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Unread 05-25-2013, 09:50 AM   #9
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i have used it on covertible car that had canvas top. DO NOT get on the paint, glass etc. It must dry. It works very good on cloth. a black top it will look new again, beads water very well. Clean the top first and it must be dry before use. about every 6 months
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Unread 05-25-2013, 11:49 AM   #10
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Doesn't that stuff weaken the thread holding the top together? All the boaters I know are careful to avoid the stitching when spraying it on the vinyl upholstery. They can't all be wrong.
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Unread 05-25-2013, 06:19 PM   #11
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most boaters I see i would not trust in a canoe. perhaps it is the people LHC attracts. I bought my 303 from a boat upholstery shop here.

I do not think this stuff is even intended for vinyl. Never had any issue with the cars top. But again thetop was not vinyl. From what i can recall the only warning was. DO NOT get it on the paint, glass or plastic.
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Unread 05-26-2013, 01:14 PM   #12
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...From what i can recall the only warning was. DO NOT get it on the paint, glass or plastic.
:wtf:

So are you saying NOT to use it on plastic? (Since basically most other 30e threads are about using it on plastics?)



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Unread 05-27-2013, 01:28 AM   #13
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I hope the heck it's made for vinyl and jeep tops. 303 site says the protectant is.
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Unread 05-27-2013, 05:19 AM   #14
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Recommendations from the label on the bottle...
vinyl and leather interiors, plastic bumpers, fender flares, trim and lenses, tonneau covers, vinyl softtops and plastic windows, chrome and alloy wheels, synthetic and natural rubber, inflatable boats, wet/dry suits, tires, door and trunk seals, under-the-hood-rubber, fibreglass, helmets, visors, goggles, patio furniture, spa and pool covers, vinyl liners and pool inflatables, vinyl and leather furniture, jackets, handbags, golf bags.

Not for
Unfinished leathers (suede), fabrics (canvas), floors.
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Unread 05-27-2013, 06:34 AM   #15
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Recommendations from the label on the bottle...
vinyl and leather interiors, plastic bumpers, fender flares, trim and lenses, tonneau covers, vinyl softtops and plastic windows, chrome and alloy wheels, synthetic and natural rubber, inflatable boats, wet/dry suits, tires, door and trunk seals, under-the-hood-rubber, fibreglass, helmets, visors, goggles, patio furniture, spa and pool covers, vinyl liners and pool inflatables, vinyl and leather furniture, jackets, handbags, golf bags.

Not for
Unfinished leathers (suede), fabrics (canvas), floors.
That's what I see. I guess only time will tell the story
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