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Old 06-17-2013, 10:44 AM   #1
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Sun block?

My interior is immaculate and I pide my self on that, it looks exactly the same as the day I bought it. My car is usually garaged to under some sort of car port/cover, but due to my current situation my car is being left outside in the hot south Georgia sun baking! I plan on at least buying a good cover but as of now I don't have one. So my question is would it be ok to put sun block or some sort of uv defence lotion on the exposed parts. The only problem I can see would be my seats or dash feeling greasy, but I would gladly take that trade off for my interior being safe
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:53 AM   #2
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Re: Sun block?

I'm not sure actual sunblock would work. Many leather conditioners have a uv protectant in them that will help. To add to your paranoia you will want to treat the wiper cowl, window gaskets,and other black plastic trim on the exterior as well. Those fade and crack in the sun pretty bad without attention.

Hopefully someone else here can suggest a proven product for you.

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Old 06-17-2013, 11:24 AM   #3
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I'm not sure actual sunblock would work. Many leather conditioners have a uv protectant in them that will help. To add to your paranoia you will want to treat the wiper cowl, window gaskets,and other black plastic trim on the exterior as well. Those fade and crack in the sun pretty bad without attention.

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I use a leather conditioner, but I don't want to over use it and thanks as if I didn't have enough to worry about lol
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:16 AM   #4
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I would suggest you check if the detailing products you use acually contain ultra violet (UV) blockers as these are a very expensive addition not normally added.

Organic (Carnauba) waxes contrary to marketing myth; do not contain natural ultra violet protection it must be added to the formulation. Polymer sealents have a resistantce to UV radiation.

For other exposed vinyl / 'rubber' seals etc I would suggest you use 303 Aerospace Protection.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:36 AM   #5
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:46 AM   #6
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And as silly as it sounds, window shades.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:32 PM   #7
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And as silly as it sounds, window shades.
I completely forgot about those will be picking some of those up
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:04 PM   #8
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I would suggest you check if the detailing products you use acually contain ultra violet (UV) blockers as these are a very expensive addition not normally added.

Organic (Carnauba) waxes contrary to marketing myth; do not contain natural ultra violet protection it must be added to the formulation. Polymer sealents have a resistantce to UV radiation.

For other exposed vinyl / 'rubber' seals etc I would suggest you use 303 Aerospace Protection.
Thanks! I ordered a bottle
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:11 AM   #9
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I wasn't a huge fan of tinted windows before I got my car. Now I love them. My last car was black on black and a few times I drove around the ATL. The heat was unbearable. I feel a difference now that I have tinted windows. Grant it, it hasn't been extremely hot in the DMV area... but my car is a little cooler.
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