Removing armor-all like glossy interior products for a matte result?

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  1. caligula

    caligula OT Supporter

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    I just bought an 06 BMW X5 and along with a horrible buff job the last guy to detail it also applied a glossy product to the interior surfaces.

    It isn't a straight silicone, but still too greasy and shiny for my taste. I want to restore the matte finish to the dash and door panels, plastic bezels, and soft-coated trim, without drying it out.

    Suggestions on which products to use? I want it to look like it just rolled off the assembly line.


    ps, check out the haze and swirls they left me with :wtc:

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  2. Morgan06

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    http://www.detailersdomain.com/1zeinszett-interiorkit.aspx

    An all in one kit like that would be good for cleaning/treating the entire interior; but any APC you may already have on hand when diluted properly will remove the greasy dressing on the interior and leave a clean/bare finish. A product like 303 Aero or 1Z Cockpit will add some protection without shine for a factory look.
     
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    water woolite should also knock that sheen off. if you don't want to order something online, you can use meguiar's interior detailer that will clean and protect the interior.
     
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    caligula OT Supporter

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys.

    The Woolite mixture idea sounds odd, I've never even heard of that before other than on carpet.
     
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    That armor all stuff is so foul looking. I dont understand why people use it, it looks like you've wiped cheeseburger grease all over the interior of your car.
     
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    303 Protectant is a great product. Clean off the sheen with the woolite mix first.
     
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    :werd: That's the ticket.
     
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    it's so mild, you can use it most anywhere. always remember to try it in a hidden area first, just to be safe. I'll be honest, I've never had a problem with the woolite/water, but you should try it first before you hose the dash off.
     
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    Not Armor All if it is really greasy, AA is water based. It has a moderate sheen but I prefer Optimum Protectant Plus for a satin sheen and Meguiars Interior QD for zero sheen.
     
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    Scottwax is down with OPP :mamoru:
     
  11. caligula

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    Update:

    I used Woolite to clean and Einszett Cockpit Premium to finish for a perfect result.

    I used the 303 Aerospace on the exterior trim - far too glossy for interior use IMO
     
  12. caligula

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    Also, pic of my X5 after it was detailed by Rasky:

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    Rasky does nice work, paint looks really deep and rich.
     
  14. caligula

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    He did an amazing job - here's some more shots:

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  15. Morgan06

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    Looks like all the problems you had were solved, came out great.

    I really like these trucks- out of all the mid/high end SUVS I think the BMW has the best combined int/ext styling. Others may do either slightly better, but as a total package the X5 appeals the most to me. :cool:
     
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    Agreed! This shot is :bowdown:
     
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    :werd: Dont like it on interiors though
     
  18. Run N. Gun

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    1000 times better! :bigthumb:
     

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