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Old 06-25-2003, 01:25   #1 (permalink)
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Cleaning tonneau cover

Was wondering how you guys keep your tonneau cover clean, I work in a concrete plant next to a quarry and by the end of the week my cover is filthy and worse if it has rained, as it leaves dirt stains on the cover even after cleaning (rather vigorously I might add) any ideas would be appreciated, thanks
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Re: Cleaning tonneau cover

I've tried everything, putting it in the washing machine, high pressure (rips the stitching), scrubbing it. Armorall or similar is the best product to use, trouble is you need so much of it!!.
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Armorall low sheen is the best thing I found as well.
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Old 06-26-2003, 00:49   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks guys I'll give armorall a go this weekend
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Interior cleaners do the job, but yes be prepared to use most of the bottle. When i sold my rodeo i cleaned the tarp with this pump-spray stuff (i forget the name!) in a green bottle, and it made it like new. It wasnt as greasy as amorall so the dust wasnt attracted back as quick
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trying to think of the name to ... struth ... anyway ..get the BIG bottle
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if you want your tarp to last, DO NOT USE ARMORALL!!!
in the sun it will eventually crack and dry up!

i used a product called 303 aerospace protectant

its top stuff, cost about $25 for a bottle, its awesome stuff!!!!

use it on everything in and on the car

tyres, tarp (and you dont need too much) interier, dash and the list goes on!


i used it at least once a fortnight on my tarp and dash in the XLS marlin i had and it was 18months old and ive still got a little bit left!

can get it at any autobarn i think..

totally reccomend this product!

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thanks Teza ... not the stuff I was trying to remember ... but I'll give 303 a go
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Re: Cleaning tonneau cover

When I had my XR6 ute I had the tonneau Ming protected when new & gave it a coat of Armorall once a week/fortnight to keep it nice & black. Worked a treat for me.
Never had any issues with the tonneau cracking or drying up at all.
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