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Best product for cleaning/protecting interior

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Richard913, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. Jun 12, 2015 at 6:06 AM
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    Hey all,
    The products I have been using to take care of my other vehicles does not seem to work well on the Tundra's interior. The couple products I have used either leaves it stick or dried out.

    I would appreciate any feedback on whats the best to use, and what I should stay away from

    Rich
     
  2. Jun 12, 2015 at 6:14 AM
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    I use pretty much all of the products by Adam's Polishes. I use their Total Interior Detailer for the inside of the truck, it works great. Highly recommend them.

    http://adamspolishes.com/video?video_id=7

    They're currently running a sale for Father's Day. Promo Code: DAD15
     
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  3. Jun 12, 2015 at 6:30 AM
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    Thanks. My daughter just recommended the same stuff, so I am going to go that route. Thanks!
     
  4. Jun 12, 2015 at 12:28 PM
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  5. Jun 14, 2015 at 10:03 PM
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    I use their products as well. The soap gun works so well. The undercarriage spray is great. The glass treatment works great.
     
  6. Jun 15, 2015 at 1:03 PM
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  7. Jun 15, 2015 at 1:16 PM
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    Sale ended on June 11th. They always run promo codes though my guess would be that the next one will probably be for July 4th if not sooner.
     
  8. Sep 3, 2016 at 5:46 AM
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    All depends on what you are trying to clean.
    I'll assume you mean the plastics in which case try and stay away from ArmourAll.
    While it looks great initially, it'll cause you grief in the long run as it makes the plastics more prone to sun damage and drying out.
    I'd suggest first that you look at the product to see if it's actually a "cleaner" as opposed to a spray on "protectant"..and use a micro fiber towel as it won't leave streaks, etc.
     
  9. Sep 3, 2016 at 6:18 AM
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    I've been using the chemical guys. Only thing I don't like, is its not shiny when applied.

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  10. Sep 3, 2016 at 8:35 AM
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    I like 303 aerospace for protecting the dash and other plastics. On a sidenote when I bought the truck I noticed how easily everything was scratched, after applying 303 aerospace it is a lot more scratch resistance due to it being slightly slick. At least for the light brushes with your shoes on the door kick panel.
     
  11. Sep 4, 2016 at 7:21 AM
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    I agree!

    I use a very mild solution of Chemical guys Mr Pink on the hard surfaces on the inside like dash, steering wheel, door frames, door panels and center console area. When dry I follow by applying 303 Aerospace Protectant then buffed with a fresh microfiber cloth. People think the vehicle is brand new and when they get in they say it still has the "new car smell". I don't think 303 adds a smell but if it does then it's taken as part of that new car smell.

    I use 303 on the exterior plastic molding, front grill, black badges, tires and on my spray in bed liner about twice a month.

    I bought a gallon at West Marine and expect that to last me many years as a little goes a long way.

    http://www.westmarine.com/buy/303-p...ospace-protectant-gallon--132839?recordNum=13

    The truck is coming up on 2 years and 20,000 miles.

    How is the op @Richard913 liking Adams?
     
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  12. Sep 20, 2016 at 7:39 AM
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    I use an Auto finesse cleaner for the interior but have yet to figure out what I want as a protectant for the interior plastic.
    On the outside I use their product called "Dressle". It's a water based finishing product that lasts and gives a new look shine as opposed to a greasy type of appearance.
    Chemicals Guys " BareBones" for the wheel wells and any other dark or black underbody trim..just a word of caution with the last product...it's oil based and when wet, it'll pick up everything so give it time to dry.
    As far as Chemical Guys products in general...Meh, they aren't bad but there are better out there. I've recently used their citrus decreased which suggested a minimum of 6 parts water to 1 part product...it didn't actually do much until the mixture was 4:1.
     
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  13. Sep 20, 2016 at 8:27 AM
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    Any of you guys tried the 303 automotive rather than the aerospace?

    Wondering what the differences are. Says its for use on vinyl, rubber, plastics, etc. Same stuff different bottle?


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    Gonna order some of the Adams stuff for the inside, but definitely need something to put on my bumpers and plastic trim on the outside! Thoughts on which would be best?
     
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  14. Sep 20, 2016 at 8:47 AM
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    Just to complicate things...LOL!

    http://www.detailedimage.com/Auto-Detailing-Guide/Interior-Care/

    It really boils down to personal preference and what works for you. Some of the names mentioned, Chemical Guys, Adams, Aerospace 303, etc...all very good.

    303, whether blue or white bottle, does well all around. I use the stuff inside and out. I have used it on my Access covers for over 10 years now and keeps the covers looking new. This includes four seasons here in Jersey. The interior use is just as good imo...

    1. Use a cleaner for first application
    2. Then use the protectant next with a good quality m.f towel or applicator.

    The big thing is finding it in your price range. Thee are various sites out there that if you sign up they will email you sales.
    The one link above, Detailed Image, is great for this. Autogeek, Car Pro, Adams all do it.
    With Christmas coming up, you will be amazed at the great deals some places offer.

    Also, your local store has some of these brands in stock...
     
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    See post #48 thanks to Jim, Driverdog...:thumbsup:

    https://www.tundras.com/threads/303-aerospace.6953/page-2#post-103610
     
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    Cool!

    I get a discount from Detailed Image since I meet the threshold for how much I spend....$$$
     
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    I regret I don't have more vehicles that need to be detailed and yet I do want to try more products if for no other reason that I like comparing and learning. I'm impressed with how many products you've tried and comment on.

    I Look forward to experimenting but it may be awhile as I have a lot of butter wet wax and 303. That 303 is so good to use on so many things.
     
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    Ordered some 303 and Adams Total Interior. Looking at some of their car wash products and I may have to give them a try after reading the reviews.

    Anyone try their "h2o guard and gloss" or butter wax?
     
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    303!!!!!
     
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    My neighbor uses the Butter Wax and really likes it. He's been using it for quite a few years.
    The other product I haven't used. I use Ultimate Waterless Wash instead.
     
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    How often is the butter wax supposed to be applied? Thinking about getting both and starting off with the butterwax and then doing the h2o every wash after that until it needs another butterwax.
     
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    Depends on some different factors...environmental, conditions, is it garage kept, etc. you "may" have to reapply once a month, month and half, two months??
     
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    I have seen cases where wax is gone in 3 weeks. Also, stripping any other layer of wax and such and allowing the new wax to bond with the paint is really the best way. Ok...I'm gonna stop now because we'll get into chemical and mechanical deconning...LOL!
     
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    303 hands down!!
    I hate the gloss, grease look. 303 keeps it looking clean and brand new!
     
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    I've always been a huge fan of Mother's VLR - it's an amazing cleaner and conditioner. If you have leather it prevents cracking and keeps it clean. It smells great too. It's like $7 for a bottle that will last years, so worth a try.
     
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