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      05-09-2012 03:10 PM #5501
      Got bored/frustrated at work...so I went down to the parking garage and cleaned/conditioned the front seats.
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      05-09-2012 04:10 PM #5502
      Quote Originally Posted by CF3018 View Post
      Got bored/frustrated at work...so I went down to the parking garage and cleaned/conditioned the front seats.
      What did you use? I need to do mine!
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      05-09-2012 04:50 PM #5503
      Quote Originally Posted by Katie83 View Post
      What did you use? I need to do mine!
      Today I just used Armor All leather wipes. I keep a small supply or Armor All products in the car for times like this.

      Every once in a while I will do the seats with a good leather conditioner, like Mothers. Make sure you clean the seats before conditioning.
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      05-09-2012 04:55 PM #5504
      Quote Originally Posted by Katie83 View Post
      What did you use? I need to do mine!
      I use the following and see great results in my S2000 and R:

      Cleaner:


      Conditioner:

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      05-09-2012 04:56 PM #5505
      That Lexol stuff is great
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      05-09-2012 05:25 PM #5506
      Quote Originally Posted by CF3018 View Post
      That Lexol stuff is great
      2nd...Adam's and Griot's both make good products for leather too.

      I would avoid all Armor All products for my cars.
      If your gas cap light comes on even if you think you tightened the cap, try pulling on the cap as you tighten it. Worked for me.
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      05-09-2012 05:38 PM #5507
      Quote Originally Posted by Slave IV View Post
      2nd...Adam's and Griot's both make good products for leather too.

      I would avoid all Armor All products for my cars.
      Yeah I'm not an Armor All fan at all but a friend recently wiped over my passenger side weatherstripping on my door with Armor All preservative and I must say it really looks great! What would you all recommend for doing the rest of the rubber weatherstripping?
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      05-09-2012 05:58 PM #5508
      Quote Originally Posted by Katie83 View Post
      Yeah I'm not an Armor All fan at all but a friend recently wiped over my passenger side weatherstripping on my door with Armor All preservative and I must say it really looks great! What would you all recommend for doing the rest of the rubber weatherstripping?
      Armor All is known to make things look shiny (not something I like, I'd rather just have clean and protected) and some of their products actually dry your plastic/rubber out so you have to keep using it to make things look the same or you risk premature cracking/wear.

      Right now, I'm using this:

      It has UV protection and won't look greasy and ruin your plastic/rubber like Armor All.

      As I mentioned above, Adam's also has very good products and I've been happy with either one so I haven't really needed to try anything else.
      If your gas cap light comes on even if you think you tightened the cap, try pulling on the cap as you tighten it. Worked for me.
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      05-09-2012 06:15 PM #5509
      Today I installed a ecs dog bone insert and a new cabin filter. The insert made a pretty big difference, the car is shifting a lot smoother and I don't notice any vibration. And after reading the last post I remembered I need to clean and condition my leather.

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      05-09-2012 06:43 PM #5510
      I've used Armor All for probably about 15 years on a range of cars from Jaguars, MBs, Audis, and now the .:R. I've never had any issues. Although I detailed all of those cars on a regular basis, so maybe if I had gone a long period without using the product I would have run into the problems you mentioned.

      Personally I like the wet look for darker interiors.

      However, this is the first time I've used an Armor All leather product. I got these wipes after a coffee exploded in the passenger seat on a weekend trip.
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      05-09-2012 07:00 PM #5511
      Quote Originally Posted by CF3018 View Post
      I've used Armor All for probably about 15 years on a range of cars from Jaguars, MBs, Audis, and now the .:R. I've never had any issues. Although I detailed all of those cars on a regular basis, so maybe if I had gone a long period without using the product I would have run into the problems you mentioned.

      Personally I like the wet look for darker interiors.

      However, this is the first time I've used an Armor All leather product. I got these wipes after a coffee exploded in the passenger seat on a weekend trip.
      Whatever works for you!

      I think you were saved by your habit of regular detailing though. I used armor all a long time ago when I was too lazy about doing any detailing regularly and I noticed my dash getting pretty crispy. They may have changed their formulas since but I know they didn't at least up to a few years ago. Since I've found some very good products, I don't think I'll ever use Armor All again, whether they have a new formula or not. These days, I just buy whatever car care products I need from Griots or Adams besides a few waxes and polishes I picked up in emergency situations. I attended an Adam's detailing clinic a few years ago and I like how they go about their business and all their products have worked very well for me. Helps that they had a warehouse close to where I live too.
      If your gas cap light comes on even if you think you tightened the cap, try pulling on the cap as you tighten it. Worked for me.
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      05-09-2012 07:06 PM #5512
      Quote Originally Posted by Slave IV View Post
      Whatever works for you!

      I think you were saved by your habit of regular detailing though. I used armor all a long time ago when I was too lazy about doing any detailing regularly and I noticed my dash getting pretty crispy. They may have changed their formulas since but I know they didn't at least up to a few years ago. Since I've found some very good products, I don't think I'll ever use Armor All again, whether they have a new formula or not. These days, I just buy whatever car care products I need from Griots or Adams besides a few waxes and polishes I picked up in emergency situations. I attended an Adam's detailing clinic a few years ago and I like how they go about their business and all their products have worked very well for me. Helps that they had a warehouse close to where I live too.
      I haven't used either, maybe I'll give em a try based on your recommendation.
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      05-09-2012 07:53 PM #5513
      Quote Originally Posted by CF3018 View Post
      I haven't used either, maybe I'll give em a try based on your recommendation.
      Cool! Just a warning, if you like the wet look for your interiors, you may not get exactly what you are used to with the products I recommended. They will look clean and maybe a bit darker but not greasy/slick like you get with armor all. I like the UV protection you get with the Vinyl/Rubber Dressing I posted above and I'm not sure what Armor All has but if you keep using it, a good ceramic tint on all windows including the windshield should help prevent any issues.
      If your gas cap light comes on even if you think you tightened the cap, try pulling on the cap as you tighten it. Worked for me.
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      05-09-2012 08:21 PM #5514
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      05-09-2012 10:20 PM #5515
      I just wish there were good quality products that I could drive to a store and buy; I hate having to order stuff online.
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      05-09-2012 10:34 PM #5516
      Quote Originally Posted by Katie83 View Post
      I just wish there were good quality products that I could drive to a store and buy; I hate having to order stuff online.
      Check the stuff I listed. Both available at Autozone.

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      05-10-2012 07:12 AM #5519
      Watched my CEL turn on again about halfway to work... Guess it wasn't a "fluke" signal...
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      05-10-2012 07:56 AM #5520
      Quote Originally Posted by Saabstory02 View Post
      Watched my CEL turn on again about halfway to work... Guess it wasn't a "fluke" signal...


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      05-10-2012 08:13 AM #5521
      Thanks. Assuming it is the same thing again, it's something to do with the MAF... I'll have to figure it out this weekend.
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      05-10-2012 09:50 AM #5523
      Quote Originally Posted by Katie83 View Post
      I just wish there were good quality products that I could drive to a store and buy; I hate having to order stuff online.

      visit detailersdomain.com


      google for a discount code.. they are always available


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      05-10-2012 10:15 AM #5524
      Quote Originally Posted by abeR View Post
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      05-10-2012 02:12 PM #5525
      Yeah, you spend all this time on the internet posting on a forum, why not just get some good products at good prices on the internet too? But on the other hand, I do think you can get good products at a walk in store...I chose the products that I use because of the way the people back their products and really seem to care about cars and how to care for them over a faceless corporation. Plus, I can just walk into a store and buy them if I choose (obviously not the case for everyone).

      As for my R today, starting off badly...some idiot was dropping stuff off the back of his truck on the freeway and I stupidly ran right into a box or something. Shattered my lower center grille and left a lot of marks on my bumper. Plus side is I think the marks should buff out and that will give me a reason to do a full detail on the car. I luckily have an extra front grille that I can use to replace but the plastidipped front was also damaged so I have to redo that and it took me nearly 6 months to get around to it last time.
      If your gas cap light comes on even if you think you tightened the cap, try pulling on the cap as you tighten it. Worked for me.
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