Armorall Cleaner Wipes Warning

Discussion in 'Gen II Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by ChiaPrius, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. ChiaPrius

    ChiaPrius Junior Member

    Apr 2, 2004
    San Diego
    I used an Amorall cleaner wipe across my dashboard the other day & without realizing it, wiped the clear plastic screen thru which the instument panel projects. I didn't have the car on when I did this. The next day, when I turned it on, it was hard to see the screen- it was all smeary and I couldn't get it off. :cry:

    Toyota is going to replace the screen for free this time- bless them. :) But be warned- use nothing but water on the screen!
  2. edmcnierney

    edmcnierney Junior Member

    Mar 20, 2004
    Glad to hear Toyota will fix it! The ArmorAll Cleaning Wipes are labeled as not recommended for use on glass, so I'd avoid using them on ANY "see-through" material.
  3. eak354

    eak354 Member

    Dec 18, 2003
    2004 Prius
    wow! good to know. and i was planning to get those wipes. :D
  4. riskable

    riskable New Member

    Jan 23, 2004
    Jacksonville, FL
    I actually used the wipes, but not on the screen. I was *VERY* careful when using them near any glass or the screen. I know from experience as I got a bit of armorall protectant on the inside of my old Maxima windshield and it *NEVER* came off.

    However, I recently discovered that if you get it on any glass or something you don't want it on, you can quickly wipe it off with a dry cloth or paper towel as it takes quite a bit of time to settle in.

    The Armorall glass cleaner wipes should be OK for the screen since they're ammonia-free.
  5. glscheil1

    glscheil1 New Member

    Nov 30, 2003
    Raytown, MO.
    I use the ArmorAll Premium on everything except the clear plastic. Use a very small cloth and spray the ArmorAll on it liberally. Use long strokes to eliminate streaking. It works fine, Have not tried the wipes.