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    I gotta admit to previously being an AA user, a few years back I switched to Tire Wet for the tires and using just a clean damp cloth on the interior.
    I've heard but never confirmed using AA on the dash pad will cause it to crack after a while, ahh whatever happened to the days of metal dashboards.
    I'll probably try Pledge next time I detail my truck, sounds like a great alternative.
    A good use I've found for Armor All or any other spray on petroleum base detail product is inside the wheel wells, after washing the truck spray inside the wheel wells and it gives them a nice dark semi gloss look but an added benefit is if ya go out off-road mud it doesnt stick to the surfaces sprayed. And a quick hose down at wash time knocks off all the accumulated dust and road grime.
    Another great product to use thats even cheaper is Baby oil, does the same job at half the price, normally prior to an off-road trip we'll spray a bottle of baby oil all over under the truck, then if ya accidently find some mud while your off road a quick spray with the hose cleans it all off fast.

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    I've recently used started using Turtle Wax Interior Detail and have been satisfied. I believe I will start using the pledge though
    2000 Chevy Silverado 4WD Classic
    2'' lift Torsion Keys and air shocks
    33/12.50 Hankook Dynapro M/T
    3 1/2'' down pipe back 6" Tip
    Dodge Towing Mirrors
    Smoked Tails, Cab Lights, and Side Marker Lights
    1% Rear and Side Window, 20% Front Tint
    American Racing Wheels/ With a custom black paint
    Cold Air Intake
    Edge Performance Chip
    Custom Audio System
    LED Tails
    Black background headlights and parking lights

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    I started using Armorall when it first came out in the 1970's. And yes, I experienced the dash cracking. Stopped using it, and no more cracks.

    I have used Lexol Vinylex with no cracking issues. Have also started using a product by 3M. But I try not to put anything on the dash and just wipe it off with plain old water. If it needs cleaning, I usually just use that window cleaner that is an aerosol that is safe for plastics, to clean the inside of my front window, and use the falling overspray to wipe down the dash and then follow with a wet towel.

    I think another reason I have not had dash cracks is I always use a window shade when my vehicles are outdoors. My 1994 truck has been outside since I bought it in 1994, and no dash issues whatsoever. I religiously use a window shade.
    1994 Chevy K2500 Silverado, 454 (modified), original owner.
    And other vehicles and toys.

    "...If you can meet with triumph and disaster
    And treat those two imposters just the same;
    ...you'll be a Man, my son!" Rudyard Kipling

  4. #24

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    Someone on here posted the idea of pledge multi-surface....tried it over the weekend works great gets the dash clean and left my dash with a little shine
    2000 Chevy Silverado 4WD Classic
    2'' lift Torsion Keys and air shocks
    33/12.50 Hankook Dynapro M/T
    3 1/2'' down pipe back 6" Tip
    Dodge Towing Mirrors
    Smoked Tails, Cab Lights, and Side Marker Lights
    1% Rear and Side Window, 20% Front Tint
    American Racing Wheels/ With a custom black paint
    Cold Air Intake
    Edge Performance Chip
    Custom Audio System
    LED Tails
    Black background headlights and parking lights

  5. #25

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    Why would a company that makes plastic and vinyl care products make something that does the exact opposite of what it claims? That's a horrible business model, and if it were true, Armor All wouldn't be in business today. The number one cause of cracked dashboards is people using household glass cleaner on their windshields. The ammonia in it will dry out plastic and cause cracking.

    I've used Armor All products on pretty much anything plastic or rubber on my vehicles for 30 years. The plastic parts that have cracked were on things that were like that when I got them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTM View Post
    Someone on here posted the idea of pledge multi-surface....tried it over the weekend works great gets the dash clean and left my dash with a little shine
    I don't think Pledge has any UV protectants in it. If you're not protecting your dash from it's biggest enemy, you're just wasting your time. And your Pledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbplus10 View Post
    Another great product to use thats even cheaper is Baby oil, does the same job at half the price, normally prior to an off-road trip we'll spray a bottle of baby oil all over under the truck, then if ya accidently find some mud while your off road a quick spray with the hose cleans it all off fast.
    People oil up with baby oil before laying out in the sun, because it helps them get tanner. It seems to me that if you use it on your dashboard, it might cause it to dry out and crack sooner than if you used nothing at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbplus10 View Post
    Another great product to use thats even cheaper is Baby oil, does the same job at half the price, normally prior to an off-road trip we'll spray a bottle of baby oil all over under the truck, then if ya accidently find some mud while your off road a quick spray with the hose cleans it all off fast.
    I used to just go and buy some PAM and spray under the truck before hitting the mud. The mud would never stick. For my dash I have been using Merguires High gloss interior protectant. It has UV protectants in it. Only thing that I do not loke about it is that if you use to much it looks sticky. It is not, but it looks it. I used AA for years. My 1995 silverado was to tall to fit in a garage and sat in the sun constantly with no sun shade. The dash never cracked in it.

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors, http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...5-GMC-Yukon-XL
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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