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Cleaning the dash

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by dunkindonuts, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. Oct 18, 2016 at 6:29 AM
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    dunkindonuts

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    IMG_1436.jpg What do you guys use to clean this part of the dash? My dog blows snott rockets all over it. It feels a little soft, not sure if armor all would work well.
     
  2. Oct 18, 2016 at 6:36 AM
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    PvilleJohn

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    I use Meguiars Natural finish protectant. Works like a charm and doesn't leave it all greasy like armor all image.jpg
     
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  3. Oct 18, 2016 at 6:37 AM
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    I'mTheDude

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    I just usually use a slightly damp microfiber cloth. Works quite well when my GSP leaves his nose marks all over it.
     
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    Absolutely nothing with a greasy shine. Virtually all new glass has a tint additive which cuts down most UV, so the UV protectant shine armorall barf stuff should never be needed or used these days. If anything, that stuff does more harm than good. That and it's an absolutely disgusting look on modern dashes where they are intentionally designed for a low shine, matte, soft finish.

    In my detailing arsenal I stock Optimum Power Clean, Einszett Blitz and Einszett Cockpit premium....each is used for varying levels of need. Most of the time Cockpit Premium is adequate. It leaves zero film, cleans well and leaves behind a pleasant clean scent.
     
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    Baby wipes. Been doing so,since I had my first tacoma in 2005.
     
  6. Oct 18, 2016 at 7:26 AM
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    I do the same, damp cloth over everything to clean it, then some protectant at the end. Snot rockets... LOL
     
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    303 multi surface cleaner to clean up after the booger bazooka

    303 aerosoace/marine/automotive protectant to make it look great and easier to clean next time.
     
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    I have a 90lb american bully that slings slobber everywhere. I basically Clorox wipe everything, then dry microfiber for dust/lint. Never been big on armor all, just don't like interior all shiny. I feel like most on the shelf protection products are little more than snake oil.
     
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  9. Oct 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM
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    InnerClean by chemical guys for cleaning (its awesome) and follow up with 303 for protection.
     
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    Damp microfiber rag to clean the dash and aerospace 303 for the protectant. Armor All is garbage
     
  12. Oct 18, 2016 at 10:28 AM
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    I only use Eco Touch all purpose cleaner or Meguiars all purpose cleaner . Then follow up with Eco Touch protectant. Those products work great !

    Armor all is the worst you can put on your plastics ! Anything that's silicone based is no good .Thats coming from one of my best friends who's an auto detailer .
     
  13. Oct 19, 2016 at 6:33 PM
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    Thanks
     
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    I used to use meguairs.... now I use a wet micro fiber and sometimes baby wipes. Baby wipes also work for headliner, seats, make up on the passenger visor, etc.
    My last vehicle my dash cracked. I was told by a shop it's because the oils penetrated the plastic and expanded the plastic when they heated up. Replacement dash piece was $800 without installation.
     
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