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Unread 08-07-2010, 10:54 AM   #1
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Greetings:

Just wanted to know what product you are using on the Hardtop to keep clean, and from fading out from the sun. Armoral is good, but after it rains the tops looks ****@d up.


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Unread 08-07-2010, 01:05 PM   #2
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I just wash mine
Every six months whether it needs it or not!
A coat of wax once a year will keep it nice. I don't think armoral is the thing to use, The top is paint!
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Unread 08-07-2010, 04:27 PM   #3
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soap and water

Now the plastic fenders and bumpers.... they are the PITA
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Unread 08-07-2010, 04:43 PM   #4
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I just wash mine
Every six months whether it needs it or not!
A coat of wax once a year will keep it nice. I don't think armoral is the thing to use, The top is paint!
Wouldnt wax make the top have a white film over it? As in the wax is super hard to get off the top?

I waxed my Jeep and where I accidentally touched the top with wax I couldn't get the wax off.
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Unread 08-07-2010, 04:49 PM   #5
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Use turtle wax ice in a spray bottle. No white residue. I also use it after regular waxing to get white residue off.... Mostly on my Harley though. It is always clean....and WAY cleaner than the Jeep. But thats the way its supposed to be right???

I have OCD when it comes to cleaning my Harley, and try to refrain from over washing theJeep...but those damm fenders kill me.... I have to get them clean as the Jeep and the Harley are going in storage for a year while I deploy.....and of course my two "toys" have enclosed climate controled storage units.

The wifes hummer caught some over spray while washing the Jeep/Harley, so I guess I "washed" it as well. For some reason her H3 being dirty really never bothers me...????
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Unread 08-07-2010, 04:53 PM   #6
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My buddy used "Tire Wet" on his fenders and bumpers . They look like new and shed water like a duck .........
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Unread 08-07-2010, 05:18 PM   #7
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Greetings:

Just wanted to know what product you are using on the Hardtop to keep clean, and from fading out from the sun. Armoral is good, but after it rains the tops looks ****@d up.


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Don't use armoral on any exterior parts. Use Aerospace 303 Protectant for the top and fenders or Turtle Wax Ice.
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Unread 08-07-2010, 05:42 PM   #8
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Don't use armoral on any exterior parts. Use Aerospace 303 Protectant for the top and fenders or Turtle Wax Ice.
That was going to be my next choice, thanks
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Unread 08-07-2010, 06:53 PM   #9
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I wouldn't put Armorall on anything, full stop.
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I have to get them clean as the Jeep and the Harley are going in storage for a year while I deploy.....and of course my two "toys" have enclosed climate controled storage units.
All the best on your deployment. Come back safe.
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Unread 08-07-2010, 10:59 PM   #12
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I wouldn't put Armorall on anything, full stop.
Why not. I have always used in on the interior of my trucks and never had an issue. rubber / plastic trim as well. Never had an issue but it never seems to last. Just bought a 2010 Rubicon this week and want to make sure I don't start the relationship off on the wrong foot.
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Unread 08-07-2010, 11:49 PM   #13
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Armorall is pretty much junk, it used to be the stuff to use back n the day but there are much better products out now that dont dry up the plastic like armoral.

I use 303 Aerospace protectant on just about everything, will shine like armoral but wont dry the plastics out...
can be used on; rubber, vinyl, fiberglass, tires, plastics, leather, and tonneau covers with SPF of 40 it will protect well in the sun.
It can be found at most auto parts stores and boat supply shops.
I would have to say if its paint then use a spray on wax, if its black there are spray on waxes that make it a black/wet look. Used to love that stuff back when I had my black WRX.

Mothers, is a awesome wax that comes in just about any form....would highly recommend it.
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Nainduck, Warlord2 has answered the question for me. It used to be that if you sprayed Armorall on your dashboard, in a couple of months in the sun you'd have cracks. It aged tyres faster, too. This is from firsthand experience as well as anecdotal commentary from friends with the same issues.

Now, given all that, maybe modern dashboard material will stand up to the heat and Armorall combination better. I'm not willing to take that risk on my vehicles. Have you any idea what the cost of replacing the dashboard of a BMW 335i would be and the labour costs involved?
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Unread 08-08-2010, 10:31 AM   #15
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Good to know. I never realized that it would do damage like that. Off to the auto parts store in the morning for something new.
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