Best UV Protectant for New Ranger

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Best Plastic Car Trim Restorer? Let's find out! 303 Protect, Mothers, Turtle Wax, Meguiars, CeraKote

I watched the video above. I thought Aerospace 303 was the best at UV protection. It didn't come out so great in these tests. These tests were on an old vehicle however.

Should I just get something cheap like Armor-All? The CeraKote looks a bit overkill. Mothers Black restorer looked decent. But these are all restoration products. Also Chemical Guys seems good.

Maybe 303 would be good enough for ongoing maintenance but so expensive. I like the Meguiars Hyper Dressing but I saw somewhere that the UV protection is not very good.





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There is no "best of anything" do your own testing. Everyone has one, opinion that is.
 

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Best Plastic Car Trim Restorer? Let's find out! 303 Protect, Mothers, Turtle Wax, Meguiars, CeraKote

I watched the video above. I thought Aerospace 303 was the best at UV protection. It didn't come out so great in these tests. These tests were on an old vehicle however.

Should I just get something cheap like Armor-All? The CeraKote looks a bit overkill. Mothers Black restorer looked decent. But these are all restoration products. Also Chemical Guys seems good.

Maybe 303 would be good enough for ongoing maintenance but so expensive. I like the Meguiars Hyper Dressing but I saw somewhere that the UV protection is not very good.
Armor all may be alright now, but it has some terrible problems 20 years ago causing major damage. I wouldn't touch the stuff.
 

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I've been using 303 Aerospace Protectant for years with great results. If it can withstood the UV rays and heat we have out here it'll work anywhere. It's expensive because it works, you get what you pay for. My tonneau cover looks new like the day I bought it and it sits in the baking sun all day while I'm at work, same with my dash. I've never bought into any of these "best of" articles as most are bias form the get go. My real world experience from using the 303 even before moving out here is better than any article. I agree with Tom as far as Armor-All I wouldn't waste a dime on that greasy junk!
 

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I have used 303 for years and it is great, however, when using on the outside of the vehicle (black door handles for example), it wears off very quickly and may run a bit if it rains. Does fairly well still. After researching all of these trim restorers, etc., I am going to try "Wipe New". It seems to work very well. This was a great "study" that pretty much says it all. There are other videos attached with it, as it was a long term "study". Pretty cool stuff.

 

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Opinions are like A$$holes, everyone's got one so here's mine.
I've used their whole line of products on 6 autos and a boat and have been extremely pleased with every one of them. FL sun is tough on things and so is salt water on the boat. They give you a 12mo. guarantee to try it. If you don't like it, full refund no questions asked and it's made in the USA.
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I agree there's no one best anything for everyone. I just like to hear real world experiences people have had with various products. I've seen a lot of good reviews of chemical guys stuff.

I might check out last coat looks good at the price.
 

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