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post #1 of 17 Old 8th September 2009, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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is this leather or vinyl??

i don't know if i should use a leather cleaner or a UV protectant vinyl and dash cleaner on the dash board... is it leather or vinyl??... what do you guys use??
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Its a Vinyl with leather texture to it. Just protect it how you normally would with a vinyl dash. The leather dash was only available on the Complete leather package, and is smooth like the leather on the seats!

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Very nice vinyl. If it was leather, it'd have stitching.

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Is it vinyl? I guess I can't think of what else it would be but mine feels like a very hard plastic. Is that a 2001-MY thing?

With all of that dash space, I prefer to keep it as matte as possible and use a damp rag or a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to keep my interior parts clean.

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Thanks fellas... I usually just use armoral cleaning wipes but I want some UV protection so I picked up meguires dash cleaner and just wanted to make sure before using it... Well back to detailing the beast... Thanks again fellas!!!
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freshly detailed on my day off.... washed, clay barred, washed again, waxed.... time for a cold one!!
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There is NOTHING like a freshly cleaned/detailed jet-black Beast! I love it!

The grills are marketed under the Race Mesh name, I believe. I know they are available from Bimmian, Beastpower and I am sure other places, as well.

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I got them from umnitza... I have the top kidney grills and the bottom one as well... It might be alittle hard to see in the crappy pics I took with my iPhone... I originally had the ring black but didn't like it all that much so I swaped out the ring with the original ones that came with the car..
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From everything I've heard on the subject, do not cheap out on vinyl cleaning/protecting products. Armor-all contains alcohol derivatives which dry out the vinyl and clog the material pores, so subsequent cleanings and moisturizing will not penetrate the surface. I use a damp rag, then Mr Clean Magic eraser, then Griots Interior Cleaner and then Griots vinyl and rubber dressing.
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