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    Cleaning exterior plastics

    So whats your tips chaps? I've often found armourite dash wipes work well but any insider advice from you guys?

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    i actually used my tyre silicone stuff. It made the trims a nice shiny black!
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    I like and use "Auto Glym" vinyl and rubber care, its in a spray! Jx

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    Just about to try some 303 AeroSpace protectant which I am hoping is as long lasting as they make it out to be - I've yet to find anything that lasts longer than a week or two when driving 400+ miles per week, AutoGlym Bumper Care looks nice initially but wears off quickly, same goes for the AutoGlym Tyre stuff too.

    303 is for planes, boats etc too, so hopefully on a car it should do well! Only bought a trial size 2oz bottle anyhow, so not much wasted if it is useless!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickW View Post
    i actually used my tyre silicone stuff. It made the trims a nice shiny black!
    The last thing you want on the dash is gloss as it'll reflect in your windows on a sunny day. I use Poorboy's Natural Look Dressing and it's awesome stuff. Smells really nice, easy to use (just spray and wipe) and leaves a clean matt finish on the dash which doesn't reflect in the windows.
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    Gaz think you missed the question mate, exterior plastics not interior

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    He's probably been sniffing the PNLD again

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    Good point Paul, well presented!!!

    Still, Poorboys NLD

    One of the best things you can do to ease cleaning and make then uber shiny is to paint the buggers!!
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    Nah theres a Megs thing thats really good - could be plastic x or something.

    Big no no to PBW NLD, its not waterproof so as soon as it rains - kiss it good bye.

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    I use trafalgar dash and vynl spray, works verry well and stays black.

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