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Simple Green the dash and all interior plastics to remove any product that may be on there already. Then use this stuff gives you that nice rich non glossy finish
I'll try that stuff... maybe it's just the wipes that are streaky.
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I'll try that stuff... maybe it's just the wipes that are streaky.
ive never had good luck with the wipes either
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The older Meguiars interior wipes were awesome... these ones not so much!
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I use Turtle Wax Ice interior cleaner. I'm a Meguiar's guy, but I haven't found a reason to give up on Ice for my interior. It works great for actual cleaning. It cleans deeper than most of the wipes and other things that are made more for a touch up than actual cleaning. The best part? It's for the ENTIRE interior. I've used it to take out quite a few carpet stains with ease.

The only downside for some might be the fact that it doesn't leave any sort of a gloss. Personally, I prefer it for that reason. That greasy Armor All style shine looks cheap and dirty.
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^see i like the nice shine of armor all on my interior plastic
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I use Turtle Wax Ice interior cleaner. I'm a Meguiar's guy, but I haven't found a reason to give up on Ice for my interior. It works great for actual cleaning. It cleans deeper than most of the wipes and other things that are made more for a touch up than actual cleaning. The best part? It's for the ENTIRE interior. I've used it to take out quite a few carpet stains with ease.

The only downside for some might be the fact that it doesn't leave any sort of a gloss. Personally, I prefer it for that reason. That greasy Armor All style shine looks cheap and dirty.
Yep I agree. That stuff is great. Smells really good too!
I like the fact that it doesn't make everything feel cheap like g*ddamn armor-all. I hate their products personally.... They honestly will dry the crap out of anything you use it on..
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Yep I agree. That stuff is great. Smells really good too!
I like the fact that it doesn't make everything feel cheap like g*ddamn armor-all. I hate their products personally.... They honestly will dry the crap out of anything you use it on..
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i have never had that problem...me and my dad have used armor all for years
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I can't stand armor-all either. To glossy and greasy, I prefer Meguiar's Natural Shine line
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I can't stand armor-all either. To glossy and greasy, I prefer Meguiar's Natural Shine line
Yeah, I use it only because I have it. But it is way too greasy!!
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I have a pile of ****. Most of the stuff I like the most is in a box in my room, just because I move so often.
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www.griotsgarage.com

They may be mail order only and a little bit more expensive, but much more user friendly and the results are second to none. Their buffer system is great on getting the swirl marks out of paint. I already waxed my truck with the buffer. The dealer didn't do sheite to it and now it looks good. The interior cleaner is a matte finish.

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Opinions needed: Are glossy tires in or out?
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Out...I like a nice clean matte style.
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^ Agreed. Definitely not on a truck tire!
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Out.
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Depends....
At a show Glossy
not at a show not worth the effort
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On a normal ranger out.

On a toy truck ranger like yours on 20s it's In.
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i say in...i love having glossy tires
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dont have a camera on hand but my process is basically-
interior-
- quick interior vacuum
- wipe down dust with a mcguire's wipe (including inside of doors etc etc
- get a fine brush wiped down with mcguire's wipe to get fine/tight spots
- use industrial carpet cleaner from my mom's work soaked into carpets and rubbed in using rags
- let dry, soak carpet again with cleaner and vacuum until dry

exterior- basic wash using mcguire's (that's my go to brand as you can see, not the best but quality)
- hand dry chrome
- scrub chrome with a dish brush rinsed in coke
- hand dry chrome again
- wax truck

- clean tires and wheels with Turtle Wax general tire cleaner
- hand dry then use Mcguires black tire foam then Mcguire's protectant

- call it a day i have never done my engine but i plan to one day
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Sounds like you got it clean Joe. One question for you. What does a rinse in Coke do to your chrome? This is the first time I have ever heard about this method of cleaning.
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Sounds like you got it clean Joe. One question for you. What does a rinse in Coke do to your chrome? This is the first time I have ever heard about this method of cleaning.
You've never heard about that?
as far as i know, the NEW Coke doesn't do it. but the Coke from when we we're kids could eat the corrosion off a battery and shine up your bumper.
Not even pulling your leg.
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Sounds like you got it clean Joe. One question for you. What does a rinse in Coke do to your chrome? This is the first time I have ever heard about this method of cleaning.
Supposed to clean off rust.
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Oh nice, I did soak a old beryllium copper Ping Zing putter in coke once to bring it back from the grave. Never thought about using it on chrome plating. Thanks for the quick response STX and KLC.
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yeah it's more or less a ghetto/homemade means of cleaning chrome.
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