Armorall Cleaner Wipes Warning

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

  1. ChiaPrius

    ChiaPrius Junior Member

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    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

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    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

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    wow! good to know. and i was planning to get those wipes. :D
     
  4. riskable

    riskable New Member

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    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

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    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.