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dash with matte look ... i hate glossy stuff

This is a discussion on dash with matte look ... i hate glossy stuff within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; which product can I use to leave my dash looking like new , i mean without the gloss silicone leaves ...

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    dash with matte look ... i hate glossy stuff

    which product can I use to leave my dash looking like new , i mean without the gloss silicone leaves , i want it to be matte , and how to clean the shinny stuff the previous owner used?

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    afterthoughts auto makes a dash cover, its vacuum molded plastic, fits over the stock dash so it lookds the same, from the pics it appears to be matte...ill be getting one soon

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    Check out Meguiars product for plastic and rubber.
    I use it and it has literally no gloss at all.
    Hangs in there for a long time also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    afterthoughts auto makes a dash cover, its vacuum molded plastic, fits over the stock dash so it lookds the same, from the pics it appears to be matte...ill be getting one soon
    please bump this thread or make a new one when you get it and have pics please/thanks

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    I have always just used a clean damp rag. You dont have to wory about the dash cracking and it keeps it hydrated to keep that from hapening if your car is in direct sunlight often. Its free and protects your dash.

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    Woolite and water mixed 20:1 (1 part Woolite)

    303 Aerospace protectant afterwards. Wipe down to reduce gloss...

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    I would just make sure whatever product you go with has UV protection.

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    Prima Nero- water based and smells good as a mfr and leaves a matte finish

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    Quote Originally Posted by dschribs View Post
    Woolite and water mixed 20:1 (1 part Woolite)

    303 Aerospace protectant afterwards. Wipe down to reduce gloss...
    +1 for the 303Aerospace prtectant. I was amazed. Made the inside of my 07 Yukon look new again when I bought it.

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    meguiars natural shine

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinmc978 View Post
    please bump this thread or make a new one when you get it and have pics please/thanks
    I agree. I'd like to see it too.

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    Any product you apply can be matted out by just buffing with a dry MF. But my process is: clean with Meg's APC mixed 10:1, wipe with damp MF. Apply 303 with foam pad-it reacts differently across surfaces. It takes a few minutes to dry back too. Here's an R8 I did with same process

    Last edited by third_shift|studios; 02-23-2012 at 09:20 PM.

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    Wow that 303 is what i need right now im trying mothers protectant and its to glossy !!!

    Closer pics?

    Thanks

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    I don't of have any close ups of the R8, sorry. Keep in mind products react differently across different surfaces. Audi interior is naturally 'dull' so a low matte finish is expected. Here is 303 on a 5th gen-a bit more sheen to the plastic, which is just how GM's interiors tend to come from the factory.




    Last edited by third_shift|studios; 03-04-2012 at 04:49 PM.

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    I use detail spray and a micro fiber rag. Or just a moist wipe. No use in wasting money on a product for your interior unless it just has stained milk or something lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by LETHALxLS1 View Post
    Prima Nero- water based and smells good as a mfr and leaves a matte finish
    This. LOVE the stuff, works well on your tires too.

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