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      05-21-2013, 02:35 PM   #1
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How to get Armor All off from Nappa leather

I have a section of my front dash sprayed by Armor all by place that washed by car, so it's shiny now and lost it's dull look; I have cleaned it multiple times by leatherique cleaner and applied the polish but it's still shiny....how do I get this stuff off?
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      07-06-2013, 11:39 PM   #2
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Use the BMW interior cleaner they sell at the dealer, I just did mine that had vinylex and came out like new
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      07-08-2013, 12:20 AM   #3
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Your dash isn't leather...unless you are talking about a different part of the interior
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armor all is the worst! do not go back there!
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      07-14-2013, 08:46 AM   #5
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armor all is the worst! do not go back there!
Armor all is great for tires and that's it, I'm old school I guess cause I still use it on my tires lol
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I accidently got Armor All on the leather door panel in my M3. It is still there and is noticeably shinier than the rest of the leather. Very irritating.
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      07-15-2013, 01:55 AM   #7
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I accidently got Armor All on the leather door panel in my M3. It is still there and is noticeably shinier than the rest of the leather. Very irritating.
Get some cleaner, use a microfiber or a toothbrush to clean it.

I've been using Optimum Power Clean which is an all purpose cleaner, dilluted 1:9 with good results.

I like this guy's Youtube Videos, in this one he shows several ways to clean leather, results are nice.

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Doesn't just water remove the armor all? Granted I use a different product on my doors, but when I got my windows tinted, I spilled some water and it ran down my door. I noticed it removed all of the product and I needed to re-apply... I am not a huge detailing guy, but that was just my experience.
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      07-18-2013, 07:07 PM   #9
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Great idea Mike - thanks for the tip. I will definitely try that in the next week or so.

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Get some cleaner, use a microfiber or a toothbrush to clean it.

I've been using Optimum Power Clean which is an all purpose cleaner, dilluted 1:9 with good results.

I like this guy's Youtube Videos, in this one he shows several ways to clean leather, results are nice.

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Use the BMW interior cleaner they sell at the dealer, I just did mine that had vinylex and came out like new
does the BMW leather cleaner work well on the premium leathers? I have the Navillo leather and it has that nice leather smell, want to keep it around for a while. Currently I have this Celijet protectant on my leather, it actually did maintain the leather - but I think it oranged my Beige leather a bit.
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      08-21-2013, 05:32 AM   #11
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It's not the leather cleaner I use, I use leatherique on my leather. It's their vinyl care. Pretty good product and it leaves a non shiny, non greasy results
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Armor all is great for tires and that's it, I'm old school I guess cause I still use it on my tires lol
I agree with you, works great on tires....
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