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Armor All on Exterior

Just wondering if putting some Armor All protectant wipes on the exterior parts such as the door handles and mirrors will matter? I thought way back I heard that it can make your black parts fade faster?
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I've used them on my plastic flares before worked pretty good...
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Try some stuff called Trim Shine.

Its the ****. It really works good on the fender flares.
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Try some stuff called Trim Shine.

Its the ****. It really works good on the fender flares.
I will second that motion the stuff is made by stoners and it is AMAZING
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I just use soap and water to clean everything. All of the trim shine stuff I've used on any car has just left me wondering after it's faded in a few years what it would have been like had I not put that junk on it...so I just started following the manual and not doing anything but washing...so far, so good!
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Don't use armor all. I used it and it DRIPS when it rains. I didn't believe it would..but it actually runs down your paint. Easy to get off (just wash it), but not good if it bakes in the sun...

I use it on my flares, and I use to use it on mirrors and handles...but no mas...
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Yea ive heard that armor can fade and crack...idk if literally... the exterior trim and interior.... something about its ingredients.

I used tire shie on mine the other day and it lookls good... dont know if its safe tho ahaha..

And yea Trim shine works wonders.. and its made by Stoners so you know its good sh!+
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I will second that motion the stuff is made by stoners and it is AMAZING
I use this stuff on my interior as well...works great.
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never. i hate greasy interiors
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Don't use armor all. I used it and it DRIPS when it rains. I didn't believe it would..but it actually runs down your paint. Easy to get off (just wash it), but not good if it bakes in the sun...

I use it on my flares, and I use to use it on mirrors and handles...but no mas...
Pretty much any product you use will drip on the paint when it rains.
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Duplicolor Trim paint FTW. (It's a flat black).

Seriously, I just did a 93 and they came out like new (mirrors and door handles - I removed the mirrors, but just masked the handles) .

Looks so nice, I'm doing the front air dam under the bumper this weekend with what's left in the can.
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So who has painted their trim pieces? I figure thats my next step, my handles, black fog grilles, etc all look like hell. Figure i may just paint the things, clear them, and all it a day.
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Try some stuff called Trim Shine.

Its the ****. It really works good on the fender flares.
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For the exterior the best stuff I've ever used is called Black Again

http://www.autogeek.net/blackagain1.html
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meguiars hot shine....always works for me
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some stuff called duragloss some good stuff brings the black back
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I just use soap and water to clean everything. All of the trim shine stuff I've used on any car has just left me wondering after it's faded in a few years what it would have been like had I not put that junk on it...so I just started following the manual and not doing anything but washing...so far, so good!
of course your vehicle looks good.. it's less than a year old. we need someone who never details his/her truck. after about 5 years, then use that as a comparason.
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