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Old 08-11-2016, 01:10 PM
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What walks like a duck...

After reading bunch of reviews and testimonies hailing the 303 aerospace as a miracle protectant I ordered a bottle to try.
It appears a bit thinner than Armorall but has the same milky color, same smell (as far as I can tell), same feel on the skin, same streaking if applied too thick etc.
What walks like a duck, quacks like a...etc.
Being curious by default (No, not a George by first name) I attempted to compare the two products using the SDS data.
Armorall says "silicone", 303 says "proprietary".
Question to you guys who know more about chemistry than I do (basically all of you :
Are these two protectants using one and the same active ingredient?
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Old 08-11-2016, 01:17 PM
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I moved your question to our detail department forum, you'll get more feedback in here.

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Old 08-11-2016, 06:12 PM
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According to their website, 303 does not contain silicone.

https://www******eagle.com/brands/303-faqs
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Old 08-11-2016, 07:49 PM
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I typically use 303 or Vinylex. Vinylex does contain silicone but they say it is the non-harmful type. I don't know enough about the chemistry to have an informed opinion. I am leaning toward using 303 exclusively in the future as my stock of Vinylex dwindles. I am starting to prefer the matte appearance. 303 can be costly and isn't available everywhere so one must plan their purchases accordingly.
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:32 PM
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303 Aerospace is a good all-around product, but I don't like it for interiors, too shiny for me.
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Old 08-11-2016, 10:36 PM
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I'm with Chet31. I'm not a fan of the smell either.

Einzett Cockpit Premium and CarPro Perl are my two favs currently. CarPro Perl can be diluted to just the right amount of shine from little to huge so it's versatile for plastics, engines, rubber and leather. Oh, I guess that's the acromym PERL.
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Old 08-12-2016, 04:57 AM
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I'm with Chet31. I'm not a fan of the smell either.

Einzett Cockpit Premium and CarPro Perl are my two favs currently. CarPro Perl can be diluted to just the right amount of shine from little to huge so it's versatile for plastics, engines, rubber and leather. Oh, I guess that's the acromym PERL.
Thank you for the tip. I like the idea of being able to control the "shine factor". I will give ut a shot after my 303 runs out (just got a whole bottle).
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Old 08-12-2016, 05:20 AM
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303 Aerospace is a good all-around product, but I don't like it for interiors, too shiny for me.
Interesting. I don't think 303 is shiny at all. It goes on wet, obviously, but then dries to a matte finish rather quickly.
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Old 08-12-2016, 06:37 AM
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Interesting. I don't think 303 is shiny at all. It goes on wet, obviously, but then dries to a matte finish rather quickly.
That's been my experience. That's why I prefer it over other brands.
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:34 AM
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I use Megs D101 at at 10:1 or 12:1 ratio. Works for me.
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:38 PM
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Megs D101 is an all purpose cleaner (APC), not a protectant.
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