Maintaining the woodgrain

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  1. BigYellowWagon

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    I replaced the wood on my car about a year ago and was wondering what would be best to clean and preserve it. How about the interior woodgrain as well? I tried Armor-all in one spot on the exterior and didn't like the look. It was way too glossy. Any hints.? Thanks.
     
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    Please, throw away the ArmorAll. It has ruined more types of vinyl than any other product in human history.

    Try 303 Protectant. It has a UV factor of SPF 40. I've used it on my RV's decals for years. Best stuff out there IMHO.

    See: http://www.autogeek.net/303aerprot.html
     
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    Yeah, I hate ArmorAll too. On my dash and door panels I use the satin sheen Meguiar's interior detailer. Not sure I'd use it on the outside though. Thanks for the advice. I assume you can get 303 at major chain stores such as O'Reilly's or Auto Zone?
     
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    If not, any RV store worth their salt should carry it. Then there's always amazon.....
     
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    Thanks again. I picked some up today and it looks great.
     
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    Sorry to ask but the spot where Armor all was applied is a little darker. Will this fade with time or is there a trick to remove it?
     
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    I personally would not try to do too much to get it off. Just keep using the 303 and you'll be golden.
     
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    Wondering how the 303 worked out. This is the first I've heard of it. I head great success with WD40 on woodgrain. does wash off if it rains. Cheap and easy to re apply.
     
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    Have used 303 for years - mostly convertible top cleaner and protectorate; On my other wagons - used Liquid Glass car polish - never had an issue - Have tried almost every car wax over the years - have found nothing better than Liquid Glass
    so now that all I use
     
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    I'm an aerospace 303 user, great stuff, use it on ALL the vinyl, wood grain sides, and basically the entire interior (seats, dash, door panels, etc) it UV protects and penetrates the vinyl and plastic, does a fairly good job restoring plastic, vinyl, and rubber, just spray it on, wipe off the excess, reapply every few months... good stuff! (y)
     
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    It is really good stuff. I use it all the time now. Unfortunately the Armor-all screwed up the woodgrain on my tailgate. This summer my dad and will have to re-do it. Luckily I have an extra roll of it. Sides still look amazing though thanks t0 303. Never using Armor-all again. Stuff belongs in the trash bin.
     

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