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What is the best way to clean the dashboard and keep it clean. The texture is king of grainy and rubbery and picks up dust really easy. Is there any preparation or good recommended method of cleaning it? Thanks, regards, Bob.
 

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It's seems to be a popular dashboard material lately.The Gonzo Dash Wipe is the most amazing product in the world for cleaning this type of dashboard. I got mine at Ace Hardware, though it appears www.gonzocorp.com may be the company website. It's $3.99 and worth every penny.
 

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BobF said:
What is the best way to clean the dashboard and keep it clean. The texture is king of grainy and rubbery and picks up dust really easy. Is there any preparation or good recommended method of cleaning it? Thanks, regards, Bob.
I'd love to know this answer also? It is a weird rubbery sticky dust magnet, huh?
 

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denatured alchohol and distilled water, followed by water based dressing. Then buff to shine wit MF towel. whaaa laaaaa!
 

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Hi. Thanks. That looks like it will do the trick. Now all I have to do is find it. Regards, Bob.
 

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I will save you the leg work, I have the water based dressing on my web site, called "Ultimate Dressing Professional Grade" stay away from solvent dressings like Armor all, they attrack dust. I also sell a PH balanced cleaner that will remove surface comtaminants that you should do prior to dressing it. Mine also has UV protection so it not only looks good it protects as well. It will give you a satin finish, not a high gloss. Gary :wave:


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Hi. Thanks. That looks like it will do the trick. Now all I have to do is find it. Regards, Bob.
 

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I will save you the leg work, I have the water based dressing on my web site, called "Ultimate Dressing Professional Grade" stay away from solvent dressings like Armor all, they attrack dust. I also sell a PH balanced cleaner that will remove surface comtaminants that you should do prior to dressing it. Mine also has UV protection so it not only looks good it protects as well. It will give you a satin finish, not a high gloss. Gary :wave:
Listen to this man! I just got my order the other day, and couldn't be more pleased with the leather cleaner and conditioner. The leather looks better than when I picked up the car. Can't wait to try the other products!
 

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check out them sheep skins! Also, where'd you get the CF engine cover Lik2race? SWEEET!
 

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Gonzo????

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It's seems to be a popular dashboard material lately.The Gonzo Dash Wipe is the most amazing product in the world for cleaning this type of dashboard. I got mine at Ace Hardware, though it appears www.gonzocorp.com may be the company website. It's $3.99 and worth every penny.
Hi. Based on your recommendation I bought two. I only used one. Unless it is old, or defective, it is terrible. It did clean the dash but it left the orange particles from the sponge all over the dash. Did yours flake like that? I used it dry right out of the package as the instructions stated. I sent them an e-mail and asked about the problem. I have not heard from them yet. Thanks and best regards, Bob.
 

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Give Gary a call, you won't be dissapointed. His water based solvent is a dream. I'll never go back to greasy solvents.
 

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MVpatriot, just to correct you a little, you said "water,solvent based" those are two different types of dressings. Mine is water based, the solvent stuff is what makes dashes look greasy/messy and slimely. I know you get excited when you are talking about my products so that's ok. :wink1: footnote on the 303 protectant, it is a high quality product like mine. One big difference, since I sell at wholesale and 303 is retail, you save $$$$ with mine. :)


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Give Gary a call, you won't be dissapointed. His water based solvent is a dream. I'll never go back to greasy solvents.
 

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BobF said:
Hi. Based on your recommendation I bought two. I only used one. Unless it is old, or defective, it is terrible. It did clean the dash but it left the orange particles from the sponge all over the dash. Did yours flake like that? I used it dry right out of the package as the instructions stated. I sent them an e-mail and asked about the problem. I have not heard from them yet. Thanks and best regards, Bob.
Unfortunately, the "Gonzo" product is no good for a rough textured dash like ours due to it's own texture. I wish I had seen marlinspike's post sooner, I could have saved you a few bucks. It is great for pet hair on fabric though, if that's of any consolation.
 

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Darnit, "water based solvent" ? Isn't that like jumbo shrimp? or Millitary Intelligence? I guess I can be a total oxyMoron sometimes.
 

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Darnit, "water based solvent" ? Isn't that like jumbo shrimp? or Millitary Intelligence? I guess I can be a total oxyMoron sometimes.

Actally water IS a solvent....
 

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I have used the Gonzo dash wipe on many cars with textured grippy dashes (BMW, MB, VW all use currently or have used in the past the grippy rubber style dash). and never had it crumble or leave anything behind other than a nice clean dashboard. If the instructions on it say use it straight out dry that's what I did since I followed the instructions to the letter, but if you had just asked me what my instructions said I would have said "I don't remember, but I think they had me wash it before the first use." I'm not totally sure but for some reason I think I remember it saying to rinse it out and let it dry before using.
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