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post #1 of 17 Old 08-07-2019, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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What protectant to use on dashboard.

I am trying to stay with Mopar cleaners and preservatives, due to a bad experience with my wife's Honda. I used a protectant that was fine for most plastics but turned the surface of her center console cover to goo.

Anyhow, I have used Mopar all purpose cleaner on the dashboard and it worked fine. I also have Mopar leather and vinyl protector which works great on my seats, but I'm not sure what the dashboard is covered with. It is not leather. It is a gray leather-grained soft plastic of some sort. I don't know what type of plastic.

I'd like a non-shiny, satin look that won't reflect light into my face.
What do you think?

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I use Meguiar’s Quik Interior Detailer on my wife’s Jeep and my Accord, and it gives a nice clean appearance without that awful Armor All-style high gloss shine.

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I am trying to stay with Mopar cleaners and preservatives, due to a bad experience with my wife's Honda. I used a protectant that was fine for most plastics but turned the surface of her center console cover to goo.

Anyhow, I have used Mopar all purpose cleaner on the dashboard and it worked fine. I also have Mopar leather and vinyl protector which works great on my seats, but I'm not sure what the dashboard is covered with. It is not leather. It is a gray leather-grained soft plastic of some sort. I don't know what type of plastic.

I'd like a non-shiny, satin look that won't reflect light into my face.
What do you think?

Thanks!
I personally like and use Chemical Guys Hybrid V07 Optical Wet Tire Shine and Trim Dressing Protectant on my dash and trim. I have been very satisfied with several of Chemical Guys products.

https://www.jegs.com/i/Chemical-Guys...80816/10002/-1
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If its leather, don’t ever put anything on it except wipe with a damp cloth. Use one of those windshield sunscreens when parked in the sun. Otherwise your choice. Just to emphasize on leather, damp cloth only just like the detailers that know what they are doing use. They also use a damp cloth on leather seats, distilled water if there is a cleanup needed.

If you are only keeping the Jeep 3 years or so, its a don't care.
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[quote=ZEN357;40701999]I personally like and use Chemical Guys Hybrid V07 Optical Wet Tire Shine and Trim Dressing Protectant on my dash and trim. I have been very satisfied with several of Chemical Guys products.


I second Chemical Guys. I've been migrating to use their products exclusively over the years and have yet to be disappointed. They have a product for everything, and their products are used in high end shops all around the world. Great community, great support, great youtube videos.
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post #8 of 17 Old 08-07-2019, 01:06 PM
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That stuff is oil based. If you want protection without a glossy/oily finish, try 303.

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post #9 of 17 Old 08-07-2019, 08:20 PM
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I use a sunshield to protect mine and very rarely use vinyl coating products....a little is fine but don’t overdo it. I like Vinylex...it is very good and not greasy. Do not use a silicone based protectorant! Best thing is to protect the dash from sun damage.
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post #10 of 17 Old 08-08-2019, 07:04 AM
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I personally like and use Chemical Guys Hybrid V07 Optical Wet Tire Shine and Trim Dressing Protectant on my dash and trim. I have been very satisfied with several of Chemical Guys products.


I second Chemical Guys. I've been migrating to use their products exclusively over the years and have yet to be disappointed. They have a product for everything, and their products are used in high end shops all around the world. Great community, great support, great youtube videos.

I highly recommend their Butter Wet Wax. Been using it for some time and it works really well.

https://www.jegs.com/i/Chemical-Guys...01-16/10002/-1
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I use the Meguiar’s Interior wipes. Work really well for the WK2 & WK1


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post #12 of 17 Old 08-14-2019, 10:52 AM
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Here is the whole line of Chemical Guys products. I used to have to order the stuff online but I found out my local AutoZone and Wal-Mart are now carrying some or most of their products now.

https://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stor...rsistYmm=false
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303 Aerospace Protectant and nothing else.
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Lexol yet. I've used that stuff for years and swear by it - in particular the Vinylex.
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I mentioned Vinylex actually...it’s great stuff and I’ve used it for years. But, I am going to try Meguiar’s interior wipes as suggested on here earlier as it has to be easier not using a spray inside near the windshield.

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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Lexol yet. I've used that stuff for years and swear by it - in particular the Vinylex.
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