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303 Aerospace Protectant:

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by tfraley, Dec 28, 2019.

  1. tfraley

    tfraley Member

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    I've been using 303 Aerospace Protectant for years with my past cars.
    I love the stuff

    But I am noticing with my model 3 seats you really have to rub it off.
    I am noticing it can leave what looks to be oil stops or streaks. Which can be rubbed/wiped out with some more elbow grease but never noticed this in the past.

    Has anyone else noticed this? any tips or should I switch to something else for my model 3 seats.

    Thanks
     
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  2. clockwrkz

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    I find the same right after I apply but the streaks disappear in a few hours.
     
  3. coolmanfever

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    what cloth do you guys use to wipe the seat after applying 303?
     
  4. tfraley

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    I'm using a standard microfiber cloth don't remember the brand rag company or chemical brothers would have to look
     
  5. tfraley

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    MM,
    I find it goes away a bit but from the right angle you still see it.
    Or it's peoples buts that are rubbing it away ;)

    Never had this issue with my last car (Toyata FJ) but it had more of a rubber seat.
     
  6. StanMI

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    Also used this for years. Works wonders on weather seals !!

    Just posted for any updates !!
     
  7. Tessaract

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    I've also noticed this with Auto Glym Interior Shampoo, which I used to clean the seats in my M3. In fact, I've decided that spraying the stuff on the seat directly is a bad procedure, and almost always leads to "oily" spots. I spray it on a microfiber cloth first, then wipe the seat with the cloth.
     
  8. joebruin77

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    I've used Chemical Guys Inner Clean Interior Cleaner on the seats and have been happy with it. I like the fact that the liquid has a yellow color so you can easily spot it against the white synthetic leather . It cleans well with no streaks, and leaves behind a pina colada scent. It claims to offer some UV protection.

    I wanted something with a bit more protection, so 2 days ago, I applied The Last Coat, which is a ceramic-infused spray sealant to the seats and it works really well. The Last Coat is primarly known as an exterior paint sealant but they claimed on their website that it can be used for interior surfaces. I am happy with the way it worked on the leather seats.
     
  9. tfraley

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    Interesting on "The last coat"
    How did you apply it? Wipe on wait than wipe off?
     
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    I actually sprayed it on the seat, let it "dwell" for about 30 seconds, and then I wiped it off. This is what they instructed to do in one of their videos. I am very impressed with The Last Coat. Just be sure to buy the version 2. The first version of it is not nearly as good.
     
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    You’re impressed with what ? In the sense of what advantage have you seen in using this? Do the seats shed water, dirt and stains better? Are they slicker? Sorry, but so many product endorsements are like this. What specifically have you seen that’s an advantage as compared to, say 303, armor all, or baby wipes. And on what kinds of grime/stain?
     
  12. joebruin77

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    I am impressed with 1) its level of protection and 2) its versatility. It appears to be very durable in protecting from stains and chemicals. I do not necessarily recommend it as a cleaning agent, but as more of very easy to apply protective coating. I would first clean the seats using an appropriate cleaning agent, such as the CG Inner Clean. Then once the seats are clean and dry, I would then apply The Last Coat .
     
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  13. robl45

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    So Yay or Nay on this for the seats? I have this product and was going to use it on the seats.
     
  14. Yragorn

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    For me it left a shiny residue on the seats, a squeaky noise, so I reverted to Wash Wax All which has been great for me since I bought the car
     

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