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NFT: Car cleaners: Armor All vs 303 vs Chemical Guys vs Meguiars?

ThreePoints : 6/20/2022 8:00 pm
Just bought a new car a few weeks ago and I want to get some interior detailing/cleaning products. I’m not looking to work on my car all that often but I do want to keep the interior looking good. Any recommendations? Any difference between wipes and the sprays?

Armor All is everywhere but what I’ve read is it leaves behind a greasy residue. Any opinions?

I’ve heard 303 and Meguiars are good, but less commonly available and a bit pricier. And I’ve heard mixed about Chemical Guys - either really good or it’s all marketing bs.

Seats aren’t leather and no fancy bells or whistles, other than the touch screen I guess.

Any recommendations? What do you use and what do you stay away from?
Never heard of 303  
CRinCA : 6/20/2022 8:06 pm : link
But Meguiars > Armor All any day.
303  
floridafan : 6/20/2022 8:47 pm : link
Best protectant you can buy.
It is not a cleaner.
Boaters are big fans of it.
I have used chemical guys products, some good some bad.
Check out https://www.autopia-carcare.com/
RE: 303  
Jim in Fairfax : 6/20/2022 8:55 pm : link
In comment 15736666 floridafan said:
Quote:
Best protectant you can buy.
It is not a cleaner.
Boaters are big fans of it.
I have used chemical guys products, some good some bad.
Check out https://www.autopia-carcare.com/

+1
My wife is nuts about car detailing  
beatrixkiddo : 6/20/2022 9:05 pm : link
She would say: Whatever you do don’t get any products that are 2 in 1 or whatever, you need products that clean and polish separately or you will ruin the interior material. She hates Armor All and says stay away from it, she likes Ammo products, and Griots. I defer to her on all this stuff as she’s really into it.
I use Meguiars  
Mark from Jersey : 6/20/2022 9:14 pm : link
mostly no issues. Ill have to check out 303.
RE: 303  
ThreePoints : 6/20/2022 9:26 pm : link
In comment 15736666 floridafan said:
Quote:
Best protectant you can buy.
It is not a cleaner.
Boaters are big fans of it.
I have used chemical guys products, some good some bad.
Check out https://www.autopia-carcare.com/


Thanks. So really I'm looking for protectant and not cleaners for the interior?
The Chemical Guys VRP  
eric2425ny : 6/20/2022 10:08 pm : link
Is amazing for tires. I just got it a few weeks ago. One application even with a few days of rain and my tires still shine. Better than any other product I have purchased in the past. It’s on Amazon for like $9 bucks.
RE: RE: 303  
Jim in Fairfax : 6/20/2022 10:19 pm : link
In comment 15736688 ThreePoints said:
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Thanks. So really I'm looking for protectant and not cleaners for the interior?

Unless you’ve gotten something stuck on, for general cleaning a lightly damp microfiber towel should suffice.
303  
MattinKY : 6/21/2022 5:32 am : link
Stay away from petroleum based products like Armor All.
Meguiars  
giantBCP : 6/21/2022 7:29 am : link
and Chemical Guys aren't products, they're brands that make hundreds of products.

303 works great for any kind of rubbers and plastics and trim pieces.
RE: RE: 303  
LS : 6/21/2022 7:50 am : link
In comment 15736670 Jim in Fairfax said:
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In comment 15736666 floridafan said:


Quote:


Best protectant you can buy.
It is not a cleaner.
Boaters are big fans of it.
I have used chemical guys products, some good some bad.
Check out https://www.autopia-carcare.com/


+1

+2
What to stay away from?  
Marty in Albany : 6/21/2022 8:34 am : link
If you have children eating in the car, I'd give up right now.

If no children and nobody eats in car, IMHO any products will do.
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