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So as you know I bought a brand new car and the dealer coated the whole interior with armor all. So it made the interior very sticky especially in the florida heat is there anyway to remove this with some type of cleaner.
 

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The correct way to do that is to return it to the dealer and tell them to clean that !#$ off. (Several years back we molded a lot of interior trim at my employer and were always flogged by our customers if we didn't get a low-gloss appearance. One of the owners bought a new company van and the dealer glossed it up with Armor all. He was fuming - got on the horn and told the dealer to come and get this "reject"! "Do you know how much money we spend trying to make interior trim low gloss and you shine it all up????")

Was pretty darned funny.

I would try any of the off-the shelf cleaners. I personally use a Maguiers interior detailing spray that leaves a clean low gloss finish.
 

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Use Mother's Leather Tech cleaner and conditioner. I've never believed in "cleaning" my leather with anything but a warm soapy towel....boy was I wrong. This stuff ROCKS!!!! It actually did just what Chicken said, it gave my leather a nice low gloss shine and smelled great too! Not too mention the dirt that I could actually see that came off the leather!
 

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I'm thinking sandpaper would do the trick, actually another better cleaner is your best option something like 303 vinyl cleaner.
 

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I've used rubbing alchohol to remove armor all before. Just make sure to treat it with something after to ensure the surface does not over dry. I too like to use MeGuire's interior detailing spray. It has a nice low gloss shine, not super shinny and wet looking. I only like my tires to look wet at car shows.
 

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diluted simple green works well too.
 

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Goat - what grit of sandpaper and is that by hand, orbital, or belt sander?

Oh - and would it take multiple passes?

:lol:
 

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when I got in my GXP Saturday i could smell it the second I opened the door. they must have used half a bottle. I have some interior cleaner, I think turtle wax brand that is similar to a light soap. I was going to remove all the grease and then use something mild. I had some meguires and it was pretty good but I used it all and it went pretty fast. I'll have to try the mothers next. I have used the yellow windex before to remove it and I used an old t-shirt and you would not believe the dirt and grime that armor all leaves behind.
 

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I don't think armor all leaves behind more crap than other cleaners; I think it is the attractive nature of the product that grabs fine dust from the air. It does that very well and possibly very quickly.
 

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well, yesterday I left the windows cracked quite a bit at lunch time and about 2PM I get a call from a co-worker telling me it's fixin to rain. I go outside and it's fixin to rain alright...AGAIN!. my seats were soaked. so, I got a roll of paper towels and wiped everything real good and now the grease from the armor all is mostly gone.
 

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There is the ans. A fire hose.
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well, yesterday I left the windows cracked quite a bit at lunch time and about 2PM I get a call from a co-worker telling me it's fixin to rain. I go outside and it's fixin to rain alright...AGAIN!. my seats were soaked. so, I got a roll of paper towels and wiped everything real good and now the grease from the armor all is mostly gone.
yep. Basically with armor all the only thing needed to remove the slicky slick is a moist towel. Wipe it off, most will come off and the shine will be mostly gone, and it will wear off from there shortly.
 

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So as you know I bought a brand new car and the dealer coated the whole interior with armor all. So it made the interior very sticky especially in the florida heat is there anyway to remove this with some type of cleaner.
Here is a novel thought that no one has mentioned yet...

Who would know more about the product than its manufacturer?

The product usually has an "800" help phone number on the packaging.

Tell them your story, say you love the product, but there is too much of it, Florida heat, etc and how do you remove it.

Good luck and let us know what they say.
 

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Ya know Doc, you might be onto something there. That would probably work better than saying "Your product sucks! How do I get this crap off of my car????"
 

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I will be attaching some dash kit accents to my interior soon. Stay tuned for details and pics!:devil: Am waiting for kit to arrive.:willy: In preparation I have used Armor All Orange Cleaning / degreasing wipes. I always use them for interior cleaning. I have gone over the areas where pieces will be placed and it looks like he Armor All protectant has been removed. Initially you could see the stuff on the wipe. Now there is nothing.

Personally, I like the look of the Armor All protectant on my plastic.:cool:
 

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No problem if you have armor coated vehicle and want to remove it. One thing which is very important for removing armor coat is the angle of layer.
You should to pick from one edge and start pulling gently.

Continue paying attention and pull until completely remove.
After removing sprinkle the spray and clean with dry cloth which will remove the stains of armor.
You can bought overspray from the market which are available easily.
 

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I will be attaching some dash kit accents to my interior soon. Stay tuned for details and pics!:devil: Am waiting for kit to arrive.:willy: In preparation I have used Armor All Orange Cleaning / degreasing wipes. I always use them for interior cleaning. I have gone over the areas where pieces will be placed and it looks like he Armor All protectant has been removed. Initially you could see the stuff on the wipe. Now there is nothing.

Personally, I like the look of the Armor All protectant on my plastic.:cool:
Update...
The Armor All Orange Cleaning / degreasing wipes did the trick!:thumbs:
 

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Hi there!

Armor All is silicone and an emulsifier. If it's greasy then there's probably too much on there.

I've used the stuff for three decades and it seems to do a pretty decent job of protecting things. I have recently been using a Meguiar's product that seems to do a good job of cleaning, but I have no idea on the protection it provides. Re-visit this thread in a decade and we'll discuss :)

Given what Armor All is made of, just about anything you trust to use to clean plastic parts will work. Soap/water, other interior cleaners, etc. I'd avoid cleaners that are too harsh as it might damage the plastics.
 
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