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Armor All Original Protectant
 
4.6

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Armor All keeps my car interior looking new after 268,000 miles

After cleaning the interior of my car, I decided I needed to do a review on **Armor All Original Protectant**. We have a 10 oz. spray bottle that has lasted for...Read complete review

After cleaning the interior of my car, I decided I needed to do a review on **Armor All Original Protectant**. We have a 10 oz. spray bottle that has lasted for years, probably because I don't like to clean the interior of my car very often. With three small children, cleaning the car can be a real adventure. However, as you can see from my pictures, my Cavalier, which now has about 268,000 miles still has a very nice looking interior. I use **Armor All Original Protectant** on the vinyl interior parts of my car. Of course, if I decide to get industrious, I'll also wash the exterior with [Armor All Spot and Wash][1] .

**How to use:**

- shake well
- apply to cloth and spread evenly or spray directly on surface (I prefer to spray on cloth if near windows, for example, because it can cause streaks)
- wipe off excess (it may feel greasy if you touch the steering wheel, for example, if you fail to wipe off excess--the bottle mentions not to use on any surface where slipperiness may be hazardous)
- you may repeat the process after letting it soak in for about 30 minutes (I'm really proud of myself if I get the car cleaned just once)

**Questions and Packaging: **

I recommend that you visit Armor All's website if you are not sure about the safety of spraying on certain surfaces on your vehicle. They have quite a few FAQs listed there. The packaging I have does contain an 800 number to call for questions and mentions that the original formula does not contain phosphorus. Apparently, there is a new and improved formula now (sizes 4oz. to 1 gallon), so the original version might be hard to find.

**My Viewpoint:** 

**Armor All Original Protectant** gets two thumbs up from me and my fifteen-year-old car.


[1]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Armour-All-Spot-Wash-Heavy-Duty-Car-Wash-review-73be4

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Very spotty shine, attracts fuzz and dust like a boss

I only gave this a 3/5 because it simply doesn't work to well on my interior, it makes it shine, but the shine doesn't spread when you wipe it. It will give...Read complete review

I only gave this a 3/5 because it simply doesn't work to well on my interior, it makes it shine, but the shine doesn't spread when you wipe it. It will give you spotty shine. The only reason I use this stuff is on my vinyl convertible top, it works pretty well if you apply it pretty generously and makes sure to wipe really well.

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5.0

How to Keep Your Car Interior Looking New

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from USA

Comments about Armor All Original Protectant:

Armor All Original Protectant is a spray that cleans dust and grime from your car's interior dashboard and any surface made of vinyl, plastic, or rubber. It leaves these surfaces looking shiny and hydrated and like new. Armor All also claims that using their protectant will help protect against cracking and fading of color. I can say that it makes my dashboard look clean and with a noticeably deeper color.

Performance
Armor All Original Protectant delivers on its promises. It easily transforms my car's interior from dull and dusty to new and refreshed. It leaves a shiny surface and somehow adds moisture to deepen the faded looking color. You can truly see the difference. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants to keep their car interior looking new and clean.

Scent
Armor All has a pleasant, light scent. It is not overpowering or sickening. The scent does last for a day or so after using this product.

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5.0

Best car interior cleaner

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from USA

Comments about Armor All Original Protectant:

This is my favorite interior car cleaner because it makes the dashboard, console and door sections look conditioned and new. This cleaner does a great job of removing dust and dirt from the interior. It does not leave streaks. The spray comes out evenly and the cleaner is not too bubbly but rubs in quickly and really conditions the interior. The interior always looks darker and newer after I clean it with this cleaner. I think it makes my car look newer. I also use this on my tires to make them look conditioned and newer. I like how it quickly upgrades the look of my car for a low price. The cleaner is a little greasy after I wipe it off so I let it dry for a few minutes before touching it.

Performance
Very reliable car cleaner that I prefer for my car interior. Always makes the interior look new and clean.

Scent
I do not really like the smell because it is strong and smells like chemicals.

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4.0

Unique Product for a Unique Use

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from Trenton, NJ

Comments about Armor All Original Protectant:

Armor All is one of those products that we keep in the house, but only use infrequently. I use this product on the few occasions that I go through and scrub my car inside and out, by hand. I do a sort of "do-it-yourself" auto detailing about 1-2 times per year. When I do this mammoth task, I usually spend hours getting every inch of the car cleaned. As a last step, I love to use Armor All to shine everything up. It not only shines the surfaces, but I believe it also nourishes those surfaces as well, accounting for a longer lasting "new" feeling to the car. I use Armor All on all of the vinyl surfaces, such as the steering wheel, dashboard, interior frames around the windows and on the stick shift and hand brake area. I also love to make the wheels shine on the exterior of the car! That is always the best part of cleaning the car and one we save for last. Once we've gone through the gruel of cleaning the car to perfection, we shine it all up and get the most satisfaction after the vinyl and wheels are completed. I highly recommend Armor All. It cleans and shines like no other and it provides a unique aspect to detailing your own automobile, that is kind of fun and satisfying.

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5.0

Great product

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Armor All Original Protectant:

Armor All Original Protect is a great product for cleaning cars, boats, RVs, and anything similar. It's best to apply it with a soft cloth or sponge, especially one that doesn't leave behind lint (like a cloth diaper).

Performance
I love using Armor All for my car's interior. There is a bit of a trick to it, however. You have to spray it on a cloth, not on the interior itself. It's very easy to over spray and get streaks. If this happens and you don't wipe off the excess, your car will just look wet and sticky. If you do happen to over spray, just wipe it off with a towel.

I use it for all hard surfaces in my car and for dusting the dash, console, and the interior around the doors. It does a great job of freshening up the look of the car and repelling dust and minor scratches.

Scent
This is the one drawback of Armor All. It does not smell good...at all. It's pretty stinky, but it doesn't really last. I can almost never smell it after cleaning my car within a couple of hours, so the cleaning ability trumps the smell and makes it worth using.

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5.0

Works great

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from USA

Comments about Armor All Original Protectant:

We have used this in our vehicles for years now and absolutely love how it works. We have used it on used vehicles and after only a few applications the interior began to come back to life. It's a must have for weekly dusting, refreshing sun faded interiors and regular upkeep of your vehicle's interior. We also use this on our new vehicle and it still looks showroom new on the inside. We wash, dust and vacuum out our vehicles on a weekly basis and Armor All is used every time to wipe down our interior surfaces. We have yet to have any of our dashboards crack and we feel its due to regular use of this Armor All product. We apply it with ease with a basic t-shirt or old rag. We live in the South where the summers are scorching and the sun damages most things left outside for periods of time. This Armor All product has performed under this condition and we recommend this product to anyone wanting to maintain their vehicle's interior.

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4.0

It does a great job on dashes and consoles.

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from West Virginia

Comments about Armor All Original Protectant:

I like Armor all products. One of the main reasons I like this one though, is because it's cheaper than the premoistened cloths the company sells. With the spray bottle, I get triple or even quadruple the product for the same price because it doesn't have the premoistened towels in it.

The spray bottle is nice because I can spray a little or a lot of product. I can also choose to spray the product directly on the surface to clean or onto a paper towel before I use it.

It works best on the plastic and rubber areas in the car. I like to use it on the entire dash, my console, my steering wheel, and anywhere there is plastic like the door cup holders and inserts. It also does an okay job on the light covers in the car. I like this more for dusting but it has helped me more than once to remove candy and food off of my cars plastics and faux wood areas.

The smell isn't the greatest with this and it isn't good for leather. In my opinion, my leather was left slick and I didn't feel quite right in my seat until I used a little dish soap to get rid of the slick feeling. I would stick to using this on just the plastics, acrylics, faux woods, and rubber areas of the car and avoid the gas, break, clutch, and e-brake pedals. I usually use dish detergent on my pedals because I would rather not take a chance with this stuff leaving them slick.

Performance
It does a good job of removing dust and stains left on the hard surfaces of the car. It isn't great for cloth or porous surfaces.

Scent
The scent is okay. It's not great but not bad either. It's not too chemically but it could use a nice citrus smell or something to improve it.

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5.0

Spring cleaning for my car!

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from Eastlake, OH

Comments about Armor All Original Protectant:

If the winter was rough on my house it was brutal on my car. I recently purchased my new car in July and had hoped to keep the new car smell and look for at least a year. However all the slush, salt, and rain of the past winter damaged and dirtied my car's black interior. I tried to keep up with it by wiping it with a wet cloth, but the interior still looked worn. With just a few sprays of Armor all my black interior was back to being shiny and new looking. All the dust and salt marks disappeared. The dust from running the heater all the time went away and it has been replaced with a clean bright shine. I wiped down the dash, seats and console. All came up clean, and it left my car smelling clean and fresh. Gone was the damp dank smell of dirty winter slush. I also used this on my bicycle to freshen it up for my summer rides.

Performance
I promised myself that I was going to keep my car looking and smelling good for as long as I can. Armor all is so easy to clean with. Spray on and wipe off. A beautiful shine stays around for weeks.

Scent
Helped my car to regain that new car smell. My car had been smelling rather musty from all the dirty slush and snow that I brought in each day.

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5.0

My 40 year old dashboard looks like new

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from USA

Comments about Armor All Original Protectant:

My father was always somewhat obsessive about taking care of his vehicles and he passed that trait on to me. He always used Armor All Original Protectant and now I do too. My pride and joy is a 1976 F250 and I trust Armor All products to help protect and clean the interior.

Performance
Armor All Original Protectant does an excellent job of helping to protect the surfaces in the interior of vehicles as well as making them look shiny and new again. The vinyl dash in my truck still looks like new thanks to Armor All. This spray helps bring out the rich color and texture of the vinyl and leaves a shiny finish. It also helps the bring out a deep rich color to the plastic door panels, and leaves waxed look to the plastic dash trim. Besides the visual effects, Armor All Original Protectant also helps to shield these surfaces from damage. The slick finish helps spills roll off, it moisturizes the material to prevent drying and cracks, and protects the color from sun bleaching. I use Armor All in all of my vehicles and see no reason to switch in the future. This product should not be used on genuine leather. Most vehicles have synthetic or vinyl instead, but if you are not sure I would not suggest this product. It will dry the leather and cause cracking.

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The scent is light and fresh. It leaves the vehicle with a pleasant and clean scent.

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4.0

Armor All is great for getting a clean car interior

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from Callicoon, NY

Comments about Armor All Original Protectant:

Armor All is the best interior cleaner I have found. But like all cleaners it has its ups and it has its downs. Overall it is a good cleaner that I highly recommend.

Performance
To use Armor All you can spray on the interior or on a towel and then use the towel on the surface. You have to be careful not to get it on certain surfaces such as glass, and the steering wheel. When you use Armor All the surface becomes a little greasy, and this can be an annoying problem. Because of the greasiness if you clean the steering wheel with it your hands will just slide around and you will have trouble holding. It also leaves a film on the windows if you get any on it. But it also makes your surface shiny and takes all the dirt off. It helps keep dirt from sticking to the interior, and you can easily wipe it and any dirt comes up.

Scent
The smell is kind of chemically, not pleasant especially since you are using it in the small space of your car.

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4.0

Make your car look new again with Armor All!

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from Camp Lejeune, NC

Comments about Armor All Original Protectant:

I'm horrible at cleaning, vacuuming and maintaining the interior of my car. After having two kids, my car's interior just isn't a priority anymore. My friend recently gave me a bottle of **Armor All Original Protectant**, so I decided to treat my neglected Explorer to a shiny new finish.

Performance
For a shiny finish and protectant of a car's interior, I give this a very high rating. It revived my dull, dusty dash, arm rests, steering wheel, etc., but for cleaning, it fell a little short. I'm judging it on its cleaning ability because the bottle says that it protects AND cleans. It definitely made my interior shiny and new looking, but where I had dried drink, food, etc., it was a chore to get off. I thought it would be like furniture polish and come right off, but it actually took a LOT of scrubbing to come clean.

Scent
Although this product doesn't exactly smell good, its smell isn't too potent or chemical smelling. I open the doors when I use this so that the air can ventilate inside.

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