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Old 01-04-2007, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by silvergray View Post
I'm not a regular here on the X3 board, but I am over on the E46. I have a bit of experience detailing my cars and those of friends. Here are my recommendations...

Instrument Panel = Plexus Plastic Cleaner (properautocare.com)
Leatherette and Dash = 303 Aerospace Protectant (properautocare.com)
Leather = Zaino Leather Cleaner followed by Zaino Leather Conditioner (zainostore.com)

Armor-All supposedly contained/contains silicons that are bad for vinyl, which can induce discoloration. You should definitely take a look at Autopia.org for more information. Its a detailing enthusiast site, and I learned A LOT from it.
Armor-all will break down door seals on some cars depending on the material used---Aerospace 303 is the best and leaves a nice soft sheen.--I use it on my headlight housings and all exterior lower plastic parts--bugs fall right off. Never tried the Zaino leather (good wax though)--but lexol works good for me. And I use meguires quick detail a lot--
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