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Old 12-09-2003, 11:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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HI GUYS GREAT SITE, I AM NEW OWNER OF 2004 325i WOULD LIKE TO KNOW BEST METHOD OF PROTECTING BLACK DASH FROM UV RAYS ETC WITHOUT CREATING A DUST MAGNET, HAVE USED ARMORALL IN THE PAST BUT IT TENDS TO BE A BIT OILY THANKS FOR ANY HELP,THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR TIPS AND TRICKS VERY INFORMATIVE.
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Old 12-10-2003, 10:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hey there,
welcome. i like to use meguiar's gold class dash cleaner. does a great job on the black surface. have fun!!
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Old 12-10-2003, 04:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 12-10-2003, 05:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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try some vinylex or 303aerospace. they're both awesome for any vinyl or plastic or leatherette. by the way, when buying an interior protectant, uv protection doesn't mean squat unless you have a convertible because uv rays can't go through glass.
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Is that true, UV not going through glass?? I thought that's what made your car so hot inside in the summer...
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yes they can why do you think the colors fade
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Old 12-28-2003, 07:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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get a dash protector cover thing or get one of those big things you put behind your windshield if your worried about fading the black
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UV does go through glass. That's why you can buy eye glasses/sun glasses with UV A & B protection for your eyes.
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[COLOR=purple]Thanks ! i'll try the vinylex or the 303 aerospace.
i cleaned my dashboard with armor all, worked good but will try
your suggestion.
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I have black leather also and am worried about it for the summertime. Right now I use Meguiar's Natural Shine Rubber and Vinyl Protectant. It gives me a glossy shine for my tires. But on the vinyl interior it gives more of a flat response (which is what I want), unlike Armorall which leaves a glossy, yet greasy finish. I think the best thing you can get is what someone mentioned earlier - the insert that goes behind the windshield. I believe BMW sells them in the accessories catalog for about $50.

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hmm whats so bad about armorall?
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Is that true, UV not going through glass??* I thought that's what made your car so hot inside in the summer...
UV is the main cause of fading, IR is main cause of heat, but just about any EM radation will cause some form of heat. Thats why those really nice sunblocker things that people put under their windshields in parking lots are reflective, they reflect the light back out of the car so nothing inside the car absorbs the EM radation, causing stuff inside the car to heat up, and thus, causing the air inside the car to heat up as well.
I dont like armorall either... I'll only use that on tires anyways. It tends to make my dash look WAY too shiny, slippery and icky. I've heard armorall is bad for it too but I'll let somone else explain that because I don't know much about it.
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Armor All opinion link

[URL=http://realbig.com/detomaso/2000-05/531.html]Another opinion on Armor All[/UR]
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from what i hear, armor all = silicon = bad
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