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    1. Member geofftii2002's Avatar
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      04-04-2012 10:39 AM #1
      Anyone familiar with older German cars knows that the dashes can be at risk of shrinkage and cracking. The dash in my 300TE is pretty nice but I want to keep it soft and protected. Right now, it just gets wiped down with a damp rag, maybe with some Sprayaway glass cleaner on it. I just don't want the plastic to dry out too much.

      I'd like to get a protectant on it that keeps it looking clean but doesn't make it all shiny and cause glare on the windshield. It's a medium-hard, black plastic surface, not has hard as 90's GM, but not as soft as a late model VW.


      Any suggestions on a good product?
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    2. 04-04-2012 11:54 AM #2
      First off the window cleaner most likely has alcohol in it and it may dry the dash.

      Any of the water based protectants will do for you .. some offer a matte finish .. or you can spray them on a damp cloth and apply .. this will dilute them some.

    3. 04-04-2012 12:05 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by geofftii2002 View Post
      shrinkage
      I was in the pool! I was in the pool!



      Joking aside, I would recommend two things:

      Internet Order - 303 Aerospace Protectant (Best Option)
      OTC - Meguiar's Natural Shine Protectant (Great Option)

      Both offer a low shine matt finish that protects well.
      Last edited by 67Customs; 04-04-2012 at 12:08 PM.

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      04-04-2012 12:17 PM #4



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    5. 04-07-2012 10:36 AM #6
      Big fan of Optimum protectant plus. Doesn't leave a high shine, isn't sticky. Looks the way it should IMO. Also I really like using Optimum opti-clean on interior panels as well when all you really need is a good wipedown, not a detail.

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