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Hi Gents, what product would you recommend for a nice clean shine on our Dashboards? Thanks
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Hi Gents, what product would you recommend for a nice clean shine on our Dashboards? Thanks
When you say clean shine do you really mean shine? If that's the case I can't help you because I use what the manual says, a damp rag. My dashboard looks the way it did when it came off the showroom floor in 2013.
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what he said......
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When you say clean shine do you really mean shine? If that's the case I can't help you because I use what the manual says, a damp rag. My dashboard looks the way it did when it came off the showroom floor in 2013.
That's great but what about UV protection?
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That's great but what about UV protection?
heís not worried about that he followed the manual. Lol
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Hi Gents, what product would you recommend for a nice clean shine on our Dashboards? Thanks
A nice shine is going to create a horrible reflection.
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I use a damp cotton bath towel after dragging most of the dust off with a California dash duster. I find that microfiber towels leave little microfibers all over the dash, while an old towel leaves nothing but a clean dash.
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That's great but what about UV protection?
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he’s not worried about that he followed the manual. Lol
My car is parked OUTSIDE as it has always been for six years in NY. It sits in some brutal summers and my dash still looks brand new. So I don't know what to tell you.

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I use a damp cotton bath towel after dragging most of the dust off with a California dash duster. I find that microfiber towels leave little microfibers all over the dash, while an old towel leaves nothing but a clean dash.
so you donít put anything on your dash to protect it from the suns UV ??
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My car is parked OUTSIDE as it has always been for six years in NY. It sits in some brutal summers and my dash still looks brand new. So I don't know what to tell you.
sounds like you have it figured out.👍👍. guess it will be for the new owner to worry about .....
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Originally Posted by cadyshac View Post
That's great but what about UV protection?
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heís not worried about that he followed the manual. Lol
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so you donít put anything on your dash to protect it from the suns UV ??
Don't you think the factory knows a little bit about this? To my knowledge there is no mention of protecting the dash from uv rays so if a damp rag is good for them it's good for me and I have the proof.
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sounds like you have it figured out.👍👍. guess it will be for the new owner to worry about .....
lol I guess that will have to be my 1 yr old grandson if in 25 years he wants it.
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Don't you think the factory knows a little bit about this? To my knowledge there is no mention of protecting the dash from uv rays so if a damp rag is good for them it's good for me and I have the proof.
why should they have you protect it. Theyíd rather sell you a new dash after the old one crumbles after years of sun.

Have non of you you ever seen an old cars dash pad? Thatís from no no protection. But itís your car. So you do what you do. And Iíll protect mine.

So for the OP. You make up your own mind protected or not.
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lol I guess that will have to be my 1 yr old grandson if in 25 years he wants it.
heíll have many years to figure out how to swap out the then. Lolol.
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When you say clean shine do you really mean shine? If that's the case I can't help you because I use what the manual says, a damp rag. My dashboard looks the way it did when it came off the showroom floor in 2013.
Yes, I mean a nice shine, if possible. If not then the dull look will be fine.
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Yes, I mean a nice shine, if possible. If not then the dull look will be fine.
Well I stand corrected. If I EVER use a product on my dash it is this and maybe 5-10% of the time, so I don't know if your actually getting any protection even thou I just read it does have uv protection although it doesn't say it on the bottle. This product cleans but NO shine and NO grease.



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I use a damp rag and that's all I need. I don't want it to shine particularly.
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Well I stand corrected. If I EVER use a product on my dash it is this and maybe 5-10% of the time, so I don't know if your actually getting any protection even thou I just read it does have uv protection although it doesn't say it on the bottle. This product cleans but NO shine and NO grease.


Been using this when I actually need to clean the interior. Otherwise a damp towel works great.

OP, you do not want a shiny dash in a C6. Reflection of the dash on the windshield would be terrible.
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I use a damp rag and that's all I need. I don't want it to shine particularly.
Dashboard and interior shine is so 70's and 80's. Whatever comes from the factory on any of my new cars is how I maintain them. Although nowadays I don't really see any new cars with shiny dashboards, most come in the flat majority.
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