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    Re: Is HD Speed the AIO standard?

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    KAIO is fine on both plastic and rubber trim...
    I think this depends on the plastic. I used it on the smooth plastic trim around the side mirrors on our Mazda3 and an older Subaru, and it left the plastic looking faded smeared. Nothing I tried was ever able to remove it or get it looking normal again. Over time, the smeary/blotchy appearance when away, but the trim was never again as dark as before the KAIO was applied. From then on I was always VERY careful to keep the stuff away from trim.

    Those two cars may have been isolated cases, but I wasn`t willing to experiment again and I eventually moved on to 845 which demoted the Klasse Twins to wheel protection duty.

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    Re: Is HD Speed the AIO standard?

    Ok, well now this is a question I hadn`t thought of. Now I am going to be waiting for the McKee`s 360 crowd to chime in as that is the direction I had told myself I was going to go in.

    In fairness, I am not sure "trim friendliness" will deter me from using it but it will make me pause in my thought. It would probably close the gap between that and HD Speed in my mind but again, I am not sure it will be enough to move spots.

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    Are the AIOs being discussed trim-friendly?

    KAIO is fine on both plastic and rubber trim, but my ZAIO not so much and Autoglym SRP needs to be kept off anything rubber and even some plastics.

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    Re: Is HD Speed the AIO standard?

    Screeby- Yeah, it`s just one more thing to consider. I do like my SRP even though it *MUST* be kept off trim, but with other products that I don`t like as well it was a deal-breaker.

    DsesertNate- Hey, that`s surprising/interesting/worth noting! I`ll throw in a YMMV! disclaimer from now on. It just never occurred to me since, well...it never happened to me over the decades I`ve been doing it. On my Mazdas and Subarus it worked fine, but those were mine and I oughta be careful about those generalizations

    I assume you didn`t let it dry but, rather, buffed it off while still wet. I consider that mandatory when using "stuff made for paint" on trim.

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    Re: Is HD Speed the AIO standard?

    Quote Originally Posted by Desertnate View Post
    I think this depends on the plastic. I used it on the smooth plastic trim around the side mirrors on our Mazda3 and an older Subaru, and it left the plastic looking faded smeared. Nothing I tried was ever able to remove it or get it looking normal again. Over time, the smeary/blotchy appearance when away, but the trim was never again as dark as before the KAIO was applied. From then on I was always VERY careful to keep the stuff away from trim.

    Those two cars may have been isolated cases, but I wasn`t willing to experiment again and I eventually moved on to 845 which demoted the Klasse Twins to wheel protection duty.
    That`s interesting, KAIO is actually my go-to for trim cleanup! I don`t use it on dried out rubber, but on anything else, I love it.

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    Re: Is HD Speed the AIO standard?

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    .. I don`t use [KAIO] on dried out rubber, but on anything else, I love it.
    Ah, why not on the dried out rubber? I do use other stuff first, but have often finished up with KAIO. (No, the petroleum distillates/whatever in it didn`t cause any issues.)

    BTW, I`ve found KAIO plays nice with subsequently applied Ultima TTG+. That stuff isn`t as finicky about having a bare surface as I`d expected.

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    Re: Is HD Speed the AIO standard?

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post

    DsesertNate- Hey, that`s surprising/interesting/worth noting! I`ll throw in a YMMV! disclaimer from now on. It just never occurred to me since, well...it never happened to me over the decades I`ve been doing it. On my Mazdas and Subarus it worked fine, but those were mine and I oughta be careful about those generalizations

    I assume you didn`t let it dry but, rather, buffed it off while still wet. I consider that mandatory when using "stuff made for paint" on trim.
    I always wiped on KAIO and immediatly buffed it out, regardless of whether it was the trim or the paint. SG on paint would sit for a while.

    The interesting thing for me was it only seemed to damage those areas around the mirror on those two cars. Other trim areas on those cars were OK and other vehicles like a BMW had no issues at all. There was something about the plastic on that part for `99 Outback and a 2010 Mazda3 which the KAIO seemed to chemically etch or otherwise damage.

    Since that experience I don`t put any LSP on trim. Any slips or mistakes get removed ASAP.

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    Re: Is HD Speed the AIO standard?

    DesertNate- Ah, OK...and I guess it`s no surprise that your Subie and Mazda were both newer than mine were, I`ll start adding that YMMV disclaimer.

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    Re: Is HD Speed the AIO standard?

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    Ah, why not on the dried out rubber? I do use other stuff first, but have often finished up with KAIO. (No, the petroleum distillates/whatever in it didn`t cause any issues.)

    BTW, I`ve found KAIO plays nice with subsequently applied Ultima TTG+. That stuff isn`t as finicky about having a bare surface as I`d expected.
    Just seems to get stuck in dried out rubber, and by dried out, I mean cracked.

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    Re: Is HD Speed the AIO standard?

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    Screeby- I wouldn`t use that Yellow LC pad as IMO/IME it`s far too harsh and is likely to instill hazing that none of the AIOs I`ve ever used would remove.

    Like Dan, I would go for ZAIO, but I always use some "real" polish (and usually a compound too) for any requisite correction as no AIO I`ve ever used has ever done correction for me (not on any paint, not at any time....never).

    But I`d never use any AIO with any pad harsher than an Orange Light Cut pad.

    And I *always* top any AIO with a "real" LSP to provide some degree of genuine protection and durability. IME, all AIOs are basically just "synthetic cleaner-waxes". Even some Spray Wax would help improve the durability, at least IME.

    Note all the "IMO" and "IME" disclaimers in the above....YMMV.

    I take it you have never used Menzerna 3-in-1?


    To all, I know that Menzerna 3-in-1 does not leave a very durable finish behind, but why haven`t any of you guys talked about it. Menz 3-in-1 does a fantastic job on cutting, glossing, and waxing. Between Griots Finishing Sealant, Drive Auto Appearance Victory Nano P&S, Uber AIO, Poorboys Polish with Sealant, if one of the lesser aggressive AIO`s literally aren`t cutting it or are cutting too much I can count on Menz to do exactly what I need it to do, Cut and finish out flawlessly.

 

 
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