Cleaning Mark IV fake wood

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Cleaning Mark IV fake wood

Postby Goldstar » Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:55 pm

Is there any product that replicates the sheen of furniture polish for the dash plastic wood? Looking for something to give it more shine.
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Re: Cleaning Mark IV fake wood

Postby action » Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:33 pm

The "fake wood" is vinyl.

ON all plastic, vinyl and rubber I use a Meguiars spray product.
A leather conditioner. It cleans just a little. But it is the conditioning part that is good.
Adds back some moisture to dried out plastic and vinyl.
Creates a shine as well. Just not a glossy shine. More of a semi-gloss.
And it is cheap (under ten bucks) and available on the net or even Walmart.

I go through a bottle in about 6 to 9 months. With the dryness in Phoenix and the number of vehicles I use it on weather strips, seat covers, instrument panel pads, door panels and anything interior or exterior that is rubber, vinyl, plastic or leather.

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Re: Cleaning Mark IV fake wood

Postby Goldstar » Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:08 pm

Leather conditioner, ok I’ll give it a try. Thanks Action.
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Re: Cleaning Mark IV fake wood

Postby RKaji » Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:20 am

I agree that the spray shown above is very good, I used it for a long time and did not want to change!!
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Re: Cleaning Mark IV fake wood

Postby Dan Szwarc » Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:45 pm

I find Meguiars #40 great for any plastic. It will NOT leave an oily film and cleans to a decent shine.
It’s not harsh on your skin and has a pleasant smell.
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I used it to clean those black plastic harness clips on my 66, although the worst one’s I literally sandblasted, then sprayed with adhesion promoter and gloss black paint.
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