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Mark01Dak
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8/18/2003
08:58:28

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I have heard that Armor All is a petrolium distillate and if used causes cracking instead of protecting. Is it true or internet rumor ???



bman42
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8/18/2003
11:54:41

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I had heard that Armor All contains alcohols that cause the vinyls to excessively dry out. I've also seen and heard that it can cause black plastic parts to turn white, something how it magnifies UV rays or something.

I've never seen anything scientific just heard from people that used to use it and don't anymore.



4XDAK
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8/18/2003
17:30:57

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20 yrs ago I used it on a Monte Carlo I had, it caused the vinyl top to severly crack also the dash, and the tires, it had been in perfect shape before that. I have never used the stuff since.



Scotty
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8/18/2003
17:35:07

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Yep that is true, its happend to my mustang,others have had the same trouble. I use son of a gun, no problems yet.



Andy L
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8/18/2003
17:39:54

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Hey here try this open the hood on your truck and spray it with armor all get the whole engine let it sit for a good 1/2 hour and then go at it with the hose and see the shine but do it when the motor is cold you will see the best degreaser and engine cleaner out there then just think do I want to put this on my dash LET ME KNOW IF ANYONE TRIES THIS because a guy with a vette told me about it!



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8/18/2003
19:53:01

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Armor All ?!?!?

The only real way to see if it is a petrolium distillate is to get a copy of the MSDS or look on the bottle itself and see if it says the ingredients are flammable.

Some of my buddies recommend 303 Aerospace Protectant. It has spf 40, is water based, and doesn't contain silcone oils. It makes your dash look like factory new, gives everything a "silky" sheen, but not too shiny, and it lasts longer ... without the longterm damage!! Also, it gets rid of that brown film that develops on tires.

Protectant 303 works great (with no petroleum or silicon) to age your rubber and vinyl.

*** For The record, I DO NOT SELL PROTECTANT 303. I am only posting this as advice. Boat & RV shops carry the 303, and you can check out Protectant 303's web site where they offer a free sample.

If you try this product, come back and let us know what your results are.
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** WARNING ** You should never put any shiny treatment on the part of the dash that can reflect in the windshield. Very annoying and DANGEROUS driving down the road on sunny days and seeing the dash reflecting in the windshield like a mirror. May cause an ACCIDENT !!!
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Thank You,



Steven Roark , Amsoil Dealer , Proud Sponsor of www.DodgeDakotas.com

AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oils, Lubricants, Filtration, and Truck Care Products



Rick
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8/19/2003
06:37:24

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I've been happy with Vinylex (by the company that makes Lexol for leather).



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8/19/2003
07:48:27

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i have always used Formula 2001 (green bottle) and been very happy with it. Used it on my dak for the past three years and no sign of any wrong doings.

1998 Regular Cab V6 Auto

kryp2nite
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8/19/2003
23:54:29

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windex for interior peices

cleans like whoa

no slimy look like everything else



Ted
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8/20/2003
09:24:03

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I too have stopped using AmorAll in favor of Vinylex and/or Meguiar's. Sounds like 303 is my next purchase.

The Armorall tire treatment has got to be the worst. How do they stay in business?



Fillman
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8/20/2003
10:17:37

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Guess I'll put in my .02. I've been using Armor All on all my cars since I was 15 (I'm 32). I haven't experienced any negative effects, personally. I like the "low gloss" version that they came out with a few years ago for the interior.

I have a 1968 VW Karman Ghia that belonged to my father. He always used Armor all on it and I've continued the practice and that car is in mint condition, inside and out. I show the car too.

Different strokes for different folks.



Andy L
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8/20/2003
10:32:31

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Well good for the V.W. fool he likes Armor All get out of here and head back to the V.w. site fool



Fillman
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8/20/2003
10:45:17

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I happen to own a 01 Dakota, Andy L. So I frequent this board. I was simply using my classic VW as an example of long term Armor All use without any negative effects. Just my personal experience with it.

Mabey you should speak with a health professional about all that pent up anger you have.



Rob 1
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8/20/2003
23:05:10

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I too have used Armor All on and off for a number of years on interior,tires,tops,etc; haven't noticed any bad effects other than smell, don't really care for that so I use it pretty sparingly on inside so maybe I'm not the best judge. Just mt 02.



SUPERNICEDAK
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8/21/2003
10:29:58

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I LOVE ARMORALL I HAVE BEEN USING IT ON MY 1996 DAK FOREVER. THE ONLY REASONS YOU GUYS ARE GETTING CRACKS IS BECAUSE ARMORALL DOES DRY OUT AFTER A MONTH OR SO. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS KEEP PUTTING IT ON EVERY WEEK LIKE ME AND YOU WILL HAVE NO PROBLEMS. DUH



Greg
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8/21/2003
11:14:34

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Like Fillman & Rob, I've been using Armorall since I got my first vehicle at 15 (I'm 42 now).
My '84 Monte Carlo SS & my '76 CB750 Honda have been treated with Armorall since new, no cracks in the vinyl, no discolorations. Both look brand new. I've used Armorall on my '03 Dakota inside & out, brings out the shine on the interior. Just my little testimonial.
Your results may vary.
Greg



blackrtaz
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8/21/2003
14:33:03

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I used armorall on my tires (70% tread) once, wiped it clean then started to drive my car....about a half an hour into my commute I blew a tire..... it seems the armorall DRIED out the tire....thers my horror story.



SuperBee
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8/22/2003
23:12:35

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I SERIOUSLZY doubt that armorall is as bad as you guys seem to be claiming
my snomobile seat is subjected to extreme winter sun and cold, and also sits in a hott garage all summer, i have never had broblems with it cracking
i HAVE had problems with my sliding off going around a corner because it was too damn slippery



Black SXT
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8/23/2003
04:22:18

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I have been using 303 an my Extang tonneau cover for about 6 months now. I like it, seems to last well in the Fl sun and the rain. I just recently started using it on the dash ETC. The shine it leaves is more of a satin finish . Only problem is the stuff is about 3 times more expensive that Armor All and hard to find( in retail stores).Next time i'll order on line



Gent
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8/23/2003
06:17:05

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303 does a great job on my Rhino lining, keeps it looking new with only a couple applications a year, most boat and marine stores carry it



Rick
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9/02/2003
08:38:23

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My new used truck arrived "detailed" with a heavy slime shine all over! How do I remove it without damage? Maybe Armorall with compliments from the quick-lube shop.Thanks



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