Armor All

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by 12lives, Jan 2, 2003.

  1. Captain Mark

    Captain Mark Well-Known Member

    Just got back from my local boat store. Got a nice little spray bottle of 303 for $15. Will go on the car tomorrow.
  2. big_riv67

    big_riv67 Well-Known Member

    Wow this turned into quite a discussion. In my first post I was just trying to mention some chemicals that were cheap and readily available.
    Gerry-You can use fantastik to clean any vinyl surface (seats, dash, vinyl top, etc). I used to use it on the vinyl surfaces of a fishing boat I used to have. Just use the fantastik and a small, soft brush to scrub with. I like to use a paint brush with the bristles cut off about 3/4" from the brush base (allows you to scrub harder). Westley's bleche white is the greatest tire cleaner I have ever used. It works better than the hardcore stuff we use at the detail shop.
    I can't say anything more that hasn't already been said about 303. It is hands down the best thing I have used also. It is hard to come by though, at least in my neck of the woods. I have never tried vinylex, sounds like it is worth trying. Whether or not armor all actually damages vinyl is irrelevent to me. I don't like how it works, so I don't use it.
  3. DugsSin

    DugsSin Well-Known Member

    Latest Summit (35th Anniv.) catalog has 303 products listed. TOT-030510 vinyl top kit, TOT-030520 Fabric top cleaner kit. Page 167
  4. Captain Mark

    Captain Mark Well-Known Member

    Well, I used the 303 this weekend and loved the end result. Used Fantastik to clean all the armor all off first, and applied the 303. Looks really good, not as shiny as the armor all.
  5. Bruce Hunter

    Bruce Hunter Well-Known Member

    white wall tires

    westleys bleeche white works well, But if you have some stubbborn spots or just want to get them super clean use a clean rag with laquer thinner and do one letter at a time with your index finger, rotating the cloth to a clean area often, It's a little extra effort, but you'll notice the differnce!
  6. gstewart

    gstewart Well-Known Member

    weslely's bleche white

    can wesley's bleche white be purchase from the autoparts store
    or do u have to buy it direct ?
    72 gs 350 ht #s
    98 gs sc3800
  7. Captain Mark

    Captain Mark Well-Known Member

    Re: weslely's bleche white

    Down here it can be purchased at Wal-Mart, and auto parts places.
  8. Ken Mild

    Ken Mild King of 18 Year Resto's

    Hi Bill. Kind of funny huh? So far we've heard that water dries out vinyl and so does petroleum based products. :puzzled: How can two substances of such opposite properties have the same effect? :Do No:

    Then we hear that nothing has an affect on the drying out of vinyl, that it happens anyway regardless. :Dou:

    Oh well, all I can say is, keep an extra dash pad in stock! :laugh:

    Ya gotta love this place though. Never a shortage of advice. :TU:
  9. Ken Mild

    Ken Mild King of 18 Year Resto's

    I've used Westley's too and I must say it's amazing stuff. Before using it I was marring my letters with steel wool soap pads. Just spray on the bleech white and let it sit for a minute and gently, lightly, work it in a circular motion over the letters with a green 3M Scotch Brite Pad and they come out like freakin new. Very good stuff.

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