Is 303 Aerospace Protectant teh new hottness?

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  1. Jackhole

    Jackhole New Member

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    I don't know anything about this stuff, is it a rubber/plastic/vinyl dressing? How does it compare to Armor-All?

    What do you use for dressing tires?
     
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    I use this for my dash, all plastics/vinyls/rubber.

    I throw this on my tires for a matte finish and love it! Wish it were a little cheaper though.
     
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    Ballast Cold Heartless Bastard

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    I used it on my door seals on the weekend. Seems to do a nice job.
    Did an AMAZING job on my lawn furniture!!!
     
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    I bought some of it today.... Put a weenie bit on my door with an old sock (yes yes, ha ha, I didnt have an applicator or MF in the car), and omg, brand new again.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Meguiars D-170 Hyper Dressing is the new hotness. About $35 a gallon but you can cut it up to 4:1, so that works out to $7 per gallon of protectant.

    I used it at 2:1 on the fenderwells and tires on this Hummer H2. Looks really good, but a bit too glossy for my tastes. Customer's love it though and even at 2:1, you can't beat $10-11 a gallon. Probably going to end up going with 3:1 in the end.

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    Oh yeah, Poorboy's Polish w/carnauba with a polishing pad and EX w/carnauba by hand.
     
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    What'd you use for the tires? Those are damn shiny :eek3:
     
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    So shiney that you missed what he said he used :o
     
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    D'oh. My bad. :hs:
     
  9. flip2jetta

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    yes/yes/and yes. Not as shiney as armor-all and I've heard it protects just as good, I would like to hear from someone who's been using it for years on long term protection with regular application. We have a miata that's seen nothing but armor all on it's dash. It's a 1990 and it still looks like new, soft with no dry spots.
     
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    I want to try some Hyper Dressing, but...

    I've been using 303 for a while. On a properly prepped surface, it goes on smooth (water based) and a little goes a pretty long way. I make sure the coverage is even and walk away. For my dash, it gives a low gloss sheen. It is a little less shiny than AA, but it lasts for a long time. About 2 months on my black dash in direct sun everyday.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    :wavey: Hey Sean-post some pics of your Integra in the detailing pics thread....and go ahead and add product reviews to the sticky. I know you use a lot of different products and might be trying FMJ as well.
     
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    You don't wipe after a few minutes with a towel? It doesn't leave your dash too greasy?

    Also, where are you guys buying it? Who's found the best price?
     
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    wow scott that's hella cheap - I'll have to check that out.
     
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    EMT: If not wiped off, it gives a low gloss sheen. I like that a lot, it looks a tad shinier than new. If wiped off, it becomes more matted. Its all in what you like.

    FWIW, I find 303 not to be shiny enough on light colored interiors. Therefore I use AA in it's place.


    Scott, I'll run through my pics now.
     
  16. flip2jetta

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    I've almost always see it at places that carry RV supplies and accesories, and I've seen it at Napa Auto Parts if you have any near you.
     
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    I get 303 at boating goods stores rather cheap. Been using it a couple years now. Definitelty the best thing I've ever used. I get almost no dust.
     
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    As long as you cut it, Hyper Dressing is pretty cheap. Seems to be very durable on fenderwells. I only have to redress them every 3-4 weeks, the rest of the time, I wash them out and wipe them down and they look great!
     

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