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Re: Cracked dash

Postby ASTE25 » Jun 04 2012, 9:46pm

#1, if it's still under the factory warranty and the crack is not due to abuse of putting something on it (like armor all) then they should fix it under warranty. #2, Armor all is very bad for the paint finish on the dash. It will take the paint right off of it. I just use a damp cloth to wipe the dash to remove any dust or dirt. I never use any chemicles on it. Let us know how it works out for you.
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Postby crawl59 [OP] » Jun 04 2012, 11:39pm

Well I didn't make it off work in time to go visit the dealership today. But hopefully I can make it by there tomorrow. I've never thought about the effects of armor all drying out the dash. But I'll go get something different after the dash is fixed so it hopefully doesn't happen again. Thanks for the help guys.
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Re: Cracked dash

Postby #32 » Jun 05 2012, 1:04am

I like those small microfiber (washable) brushes. Easy to keep in the truck and easy to use while waiting for the wife.
You can get a set of three off amazon for just a few bucks.
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Re: Cracked dash

Postby FuzzyB » Jun 05 2012, 2:52am

crawl59 wrote:Well I didn't make it off work in time to go visit the dealership today. But hopefully I can make it by there tomorrow. I've never thought about the effects of armor all drying out the dash. But I'll go get something different after the dash is fixed so it hopefully doesn't happen again. Thanks for the help guys.

Your best bet is either a chamois or a wet rag. Don't use any chemicals on the dash.
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Postby crawl59 [OP] » Jun 05 2012, 11:39pm

Made it by the dealership today and they are going to fix the dash under warranty, so huge relief. Had to take the issue to the service manager but they finally decided ti fix it. And thanks for the input on what to use to clean the dash. I will for sure be using a different method to keep it clean from now on.
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Postby Machster69 » Jun 06 2012, 12:02am

That is awesome! Good to hear it :)
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Re: Cracked dash

Postby ooohhdave » Jun 06 2012, 12:19am

I don't mean to steal this thread but I've heard stories of Armor All as well So I started using McGuiars Ultimate Black for all my plastic trim pieces outside and inside. I love how dark it makes the black look and want to continue using it. Do you guys think or know if it will do the same thing?
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Re: Cracked dash

Postby dalejrfan88 » Jun 06 2012, 9:57am

ooohhdave wrote:I don't mean to steal this thread but I've heard stories of Armor All as well So I started using McGuiars Ultimate Black for all my plastic trim pieces outside and inside. I love how dark it makes the black look and want to continue using it. Do you guys think or know if it will do the same thing?



I would check the ingredients and make sure it doesnt contain silicon..the silicon in the armor all is what i believe cracks the dashes..otherwise it should be ok
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Re: Cracked dash

Postby T-Rex 2500HD » Jun 06 2012, 12:03pm

I never use anything but water and a fine towel inside. On the outside nothing but wash with "Mothers and Soft Brush", including the tires.

Never had any problems and hear loads of crap from salesmen and other people about "Armor All" :mrgreen:


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Re: Cracked dash

Postby ooohhdave » Jun 07 2012, 7:59pm

dalejrfan88 wrote:
ooohhdave wrote:I don't mean to steal this thread but I've heard stories of Armor All as well So I started using McGuiars Ultimate Black for all my plastic trim pieces outside and inside. I love how dark it makes the black look and want to continue using it. Do you guys think or know if it will do the same thing?



I would check the ingredients and make sure it doesnt contain silicon..the silicon in the armor all is what i believe cracks the dashes..otherwise it should be ok


Great! thanks dalejrfan88. I will avoid anything silicon base ingredients to be on the safe side from now on.
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