Frequently Asked Questions

Product Questions

Exterior

I want to make sure these products are safe on the various surfaces of my car – how can I find out for sure?

While our products are safe for most of your car's surfaces, it's smart to be sure before you begin using a product. Visit the individual product pages in our Product Catalog for usage instructions.

Will Armor All® Car Wash Concentrate affect the wax on my car?

No. Armor All® Car Wash Concentrate has been thoroughly tested and has been found to be safe for all automotive finishes, including clear coats. This product will add a great shine without stripping the wax on your car.

Can I use Armor All® Car Wash Concentrate on all types of paint including clear coat?

Armor All® Car Wash Concentrate is safe on all types of automotive paints and clear coats. Just rinse your car mix concentrate with water, wash and dry for a great spot-free, streak-free shine.

Does Armor All® Car Wash Concentrate contain wax, silicone, ammonia or petroleum distillates?

Armor All® Car Wash Concentrate does not contain any of these ingredients.

Can I use Armor All® Car Wash Concentrate in a pressure or power washer?

We recommend using Armor All® Car Wash Concentrate by pouring the wash concentrate into a bucket and mixing with water (using 1 oz. per gallon). After diluting the product, we suggest using a sponge, terry cloth or mitt to wash your car. If you would like to use a pressure or power washer, we suggest that you follow the manufacturer's instructions, as we cannot provide guidelines for using these tools.

Can I use Armor All® Car Wash Concentrate on vinyl, including convertible tops?

Armor All® Car Wash Concentrate is ideal for vinyl. For tough stains on convertible tops, try Armor All® Multi-Purpose Auto Cleaner or Armor All® Cleaning Wipes for a quick and easy way to clean your car's fabric surfaces. You can also use Armor All® Original Protectant to clean, protect and shine your vinyl top.

Can I use Armor All® Car Wash Concentrate in the direct sun?

For best results, we do not recommend using Armor All® Car Wash Concentrate in direct sun or if the surface of the vehicle is hot. This product is ideally used on a cool car, preferably in the shade.

Can Armor All® Car Wash Concentrate be used on household surfaces including exterior windows and outdoor furniture?

Armor All® Car Wash Concentrate is most known for its ability to quickly and easily clean your car. This product contains a detergent that is safe on plastic and glass surfaces. If you use the product on household surfaces, including exterior windows and plastic or vinyl outdoor furniture, make sure you test first in an inconspicuous area.

What is the shelf life of Armor All® Car Wash Concentrate?

The shelf life of Armor All® Car Wash Concentrate is generally one to two years.

Can I use Armor All® Car Wash Concentrate if it freezes over the winter?

Sure. Just allow the product to come to room temperature and shake well before using.

Can I use Armor All® Protectants on paint?

Armor All® Protectant is not designed for use on paint. Although the product will not harm your car's paint finish, it may leave a dull or streaky appearance. For best results on paint, try using Armor All® Car Wash Concentrate.

Can I use Armor All® Protectants on vinyl; including convertible tops, covers and seats?

Armor All® Protectants are ideal for vinyl, and can help to prevent discoloration and fading on these surfaces. However, these products are not recommended for canvas or other fabric. For these surfaces, try Armor All® Multi-Purpose Auto Cleaner or Armor All® Cleaning Wipes for a quick and easy way to clean your car's fabric surfaces.

Can I use Armor All® Protectant on rubber?

Yes. Armor All® Protectant products are specially designed to protect, clean and shine rubber surfaces. Using Armor All® Protectant regularly is an easy way to help protect your rubber surfaces from cracking, UV damage, fading or discoloration.

Can I use Armor All® Auto Glass Cleaner on all types of tinted windows?

Armor All® Auto Glass Cleaner has been specially formulated for use on factory-tinted windows. We do not recommend using this product on other types of tinted windows, such as those with plastic tint films.

Can I use Armor All® Cleaner products on my car paint?

Armor All® Multi-Purpose Cleaner is not designed for use on paint. Although the product will not harm your car's paint finish, it may leave a dull or streaky appearance. For best results on paint, try using Armor All® Car Wash Concentrate.

Interior

Where can I buy Armor All® Protectant Products to use at my business?

To purchase Armor All® products for use at a business please call, 1-800-233-3873.

I want to make sure these products are safe on the various surfaces of my car – how can I find out for sure?

While our products are safe for most of your car's surfaces, it's smart to be sure before you begin using a product. Visit the individual product pages for usage instructions.

How can I protect my dashboard from fading and cracking?

The best protection comes from using a protectant every time you wash your car. Armor All® Protectant helps guard against the harmful effects of ozone by protecting against cracking of your tires and protects against damaging UV rays by preventing fading of your dash.

How do I avoid getting Armor All® Protectant on my windows and windshield when I'm protecting my car's interior?

To avoid over-spray of Armor All® Protectant onto your glass, spray the protectant directly onto a cloth (cotton & terry cloth work best) and wipe. Both Armor All® Original Protectant Wipes and Protectant Gel offer greater control to evenly treat surfaces.

Can I use Armor All® Protectants on leather; including car seats, furniture and shoes?

Armor All® Leather Care Protectant products are perfect for use on your treated leather home furnishings. Our specially formulated leather products condition your leather, whether in your car or house, helping to keep your leather looking like new. These products, however, are not designed for use on suede, buckskin or fabric. They are also not designed for use on bench or cycle seats due to slipperiness. If you have any doubts about a specific surface, it's always wise to test an inconspicuous area first.

Can I use Armor All® Protectants on paint?

Armor All® Protectant is not designed for use on paint. Although the product will not harm your car's paint finish, it may leave a dull or streaky appearance. For best results on paint, try using Armor All® Car Wash Concentrate.

Can I use Armor All® Protectants on vinyl; including convertible tops, covers and seats?

Armor All® Protectants are ideal for vinyl, and can help to prevent discoloration and fading on these surfaces. However, these products are not recommended for canvas or other fabric. For these surfaces, try Armor All® Multi-Purpose Auto Cleaner or Armor All® Cleaning Wipes for a quick and easy way to clean your car's fabric surfaces.

What are the ingredients in Armor All® Protectants? Do they include silicone, alcohol, ultraviolet inhibitors and petroleum distillates?

Armor All® Leather Care contains lanolin and natural moisturizers, and UV inhibitors. Armor All® Leather Care Protectant Spray and Leather Wipes contain water-based silicone emulsions, surfactants, and ultraviolet light inhibitors. Armor All® Original Shine Protectant contains water-based silicone emulsions, surfactants, and ultraviolet light inhibitors, humectants, dispersants and gloss enhancers. Armor All® Ultimate Clean Protectant contains water-based silicone emulsions, surfactants, ultraviolet light inhibitors and a fragrance.

What is the difference between Armor All® Protectant and other brands?

Armor All® Protectant is the market leader in providing protection to vinyl, rubber and plastic car surfaces. Not only does regular use of Armor All® Original Protectant guard against UV damage, fading and discoloration, but the product also delivers outstanding shine.

What is the shelf life of Armor All® Protectant?

The shelf life of Armor All® Protectant is three to five years.

Can I use Armor All® Protectant products on my dashboard; will it cause cracking?

Armor All® Protectant products are safe to use on your car's dashboard, and will not cause cracking. In fact, Armor All® Protectant products are specially formulated to guard against UV damage (like cracking and discoloration). Whether you prefer sprays, wipes or gel, our Protectants can help keep your dashboard looking like new.

Can I use Armor All® Protectant Products on my tires; including whitewall, motorcycle and bicycle?

Armor All® Protectant Products are ideal for protecting, shining and cleaning your car tires. Just spray onto surface, let penetrate and wipe off for a great shine and long-lasting protection. However, these products should not be used on cycle tires due to slipperiness.

Can I use Armor All® Protectant on rubber?

Yes. Armor All® Protectant products are specially designed to protect, clean and shine rubber surfaces. Using Armor All® Protectant regularly is an easy way to help protect your rubber surfaces from cracking, UV damage, fading or discoloration.

Can I use Armor All® Protectant on household surfaces?

Although Armor All® Protectant is generally used to clean, protect and shine your car, you can use this product on several household surfaces, including vinyl, rubber, and hard colored plastic surfaces. Test first in an inconspicuous area, and make sure that you avoid using it on surfaces where slipperiness may be a problem.

Can I use Armor All® Auto Glass Cleaner on all types of tinted windows?

Armor All® Auto Glass Cleaner has been specially formulated for use on factory-tinted windows. We do not recommend using this product on other types of tinted windows, such as those with plastic tint films.

Can I use Armor All® Multi-Purpose Cleaner on leather?

Armor All® Multi-Purpose Auto Cleaner is not recommended for use on leather. For leather maintenance, try Armor All® Leather Care Gel, Armor All® Leather Wipes or Armor All® Leather Care Protectant.

What are the ingredients in Armor All® cleaners? Do they contain silicone, alcohol or chemical solvents?

Armor All® Auto Glass Cleaner contains propylene glycol ether, isopropanol and surfactants. Armor All® Multi-Purpose Cleaner contains surfactants, n-propoxypropanol and builders. Armor All® Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner contains surfactants, n-propoxypropanol builders and isobutene.

Can I use the Armor All® Multi-Purpose Cleaners on soft vinyl?

Yes. Armor All® Multi-Purpose Auto Cleaner is an ideal product for many automotive cleaning needs, including soft vinyl. Used regularly, this product can help keep your car clean and looking like new.

Can I use Armor All® Cleaner Products in my home?

Although the products could probably be used on many household surfaces, they have been developed and tested for use on automobiles. Just make sure that you test first in an inconspicuous area and avoid using it on surfaces where slipperiness may be a problem.

Wheel & Tire

Where can I purchase Armor All® Tire and Wheel products to use at my business?

To purchase Armor All® Tire and Wheel products to use at a business please call, 1-800-233-3873.

I want to make sure these products are safe on the various surfaces of my car, how can I find out for sure?

While our products are safe for most of your car's surfaces, it's smart to be sure before you begin using a product. Visit the individual product pages for usage instructions.

Can I use the Armor All® Wheel Cleaners on all types of wheels, including clear coat?

Armor All® Wheel Cleaner can be used on most types of wheels, rims, covers and hubcaps. The product can be used on wheels with a clear coat, but before using on uncoated aluminum or motorcycles wheels check with the manufacturer. We recommend that you test the product before use on an inconspicuous area. If hazing or spots appear, discontinue use. Do not use on wheels with damaged clear coat.

Is it safe for Armor All® Wheel Cleaner's over-spray to land on my rims (is it safe for gold-spoked rims)?

Armor All® Wheel Cleaner is formulated for use on most types of wheels, rims, covers and hubcaps. The product can be used on wheels with gold spokes, but is not recommended for wheels with uncoated aluminum or chrome. We recommend that you test the product before use on an inconspicuous area. If hazing or spots appear, discontinue use.

Can I use Armor All® Protectant Products on my tires; including whitewall, motorcycle and bicycle?

Armor All® Protectant Products are ideal for protecting, shining and cleaning your car tires. Just spray onto surface, let penetrate and wipe off for a great shine and long-lasting protection. However, these products should not be used on cycle tires due to slipperiness.

What are the ingredients? Do they contain silicone, alcohol or petroleum distillates?

Armor All® Wheel Cleaner contains surfactants and sodium metasilicate. Armor All® Tire Foam® Protectant contains silicones and a propellant. Armor All® Extreme Tire Shine products contain silicone, petroleum solvent and a fragrance. Armor All® Detailers Advantage® Protectant contains silicones.

How long do your Armor All® Tire products take to dry on tires?

Depending on the product, after applying, you can expect Armor All® Tire products to take from approximately 10 to 15 minutes to thoroughly dry. Please check the package for specific drying information.

Can I use the Armor All® Wheel Cleaners on engine parts, including brake calipers and wheel cylinders on brakes?

Armor All® Wheel Cleaner is specially formulated for use on your car's wheel rims, covers and hubcaps. We do not recommend using this product on other vehicle parts, including your car's engine or brakes.

Can I use Armor All® Tire Foam® Protectant or Armor All® Extreme Tire Shine on fiberglass or patio furniture?

While some Armor All® products, such as Armor All® Cleaning Wipes, can be used on other household surfaces, we do not recommend using Armor All® Tire Foam® Protectant or Armor All® Extreme Tire Shine on fiberglass or patio furniture. These products are specially formulated for tires.

Wipes

Where can I purchase Armor All® Wipes in bulk to use in my business?

To purchase Armor All® products for your business, please call 1-800-233-3873.

I want to make sure these products are safe on the various surfaces of my car – how can I find out for sure?

While our products are safe for most of your car's surfaces, it's smart to be sure before you begin using a product. Visit the individual product pages for usage instructions.

Do Armor All® Wipes work as well as the other Armor All® products that I normally use?

Armor All® Wipes combine the same great products you are used to in a more easy-to-use format. They contain the same advanced cleaning and protecting agents as you will find in the full line of Armor All® products. Therefore, they will perform as well as other fine Armor All® products.

Can I use Armor All® Leather Wipes on leather surfaces including furniture, clothing and car seats?

Armor All® Leather Wipes are perfect for use on most leather surfaces, including treated leather furniture, clothing and of course, car seats. Our specially formulated products condition your leather, whether in your car or house, helping to keep your leather looking like new. These products, however, are not designed for use on suede, buckskin or fabric. Due to slipperiness, they should not be used on bench or cycle seats. If you have any doubts about a specific surface, it's always wise to test an inconspicuous area first.

Can I use Armor All® Glass Wipes on tinted windows?

Armor All® Glass Wipes are specially formulated for use on factory-tinted windows. We do not recommend using this product on other types of tinted windows, such as those with plastic tint films.

Can I use Armor All® Cleaning Wipes on automobile paint?

Armor All® Cleaning Wipes are not designed for use on automobile paint. For painted surfaces, try Armor All® Car Wash Concentrate.

Can I use Armor All® Cleaning Wipes on vinyl surfaces including dashboards, car interiors and tops?

Armor All® Cleaning Wipes are designed for use on dashboards, vinyl and fabric. They are a convenient one-step cleaning solution for your car's interior surfaces. However, these wipes are not recommended for painted or glass surfaces.

What are the ingredients in Armor All® Cleaning Wipes? Do they include silicone, alcohol or petroleum distillates?

Armor All® Cleaning Wipes contain propylene glycol ether, isopropanol and surfactants.

Can I use Armor All® Cleaning Wipes to clean inside my home?

Armor All® Cleaning Wipes have been specially developed and tested or use on automobile surfaces. They are not recommended for any painted or glass surfaces. If used on household surfaces, such as plastic or vinyl, just make sure you test first in an inconspicuous area, and make sure that you avoid using on surfaces where slipperiness may be a problem.

Can I use Armor All® Original Protectant Wipes on my tires?

Armor All® Original Protectant Wipes are a perfect solution for one-step, quick cleaning for your tires. In addition to the wipes, you can also try any Armor All® Tire product for excellent tire cleaning, shine and protection.

What is the shelf life of Armor All® Wipes?

The shelf life of all Armor All® Wipes is 12 months.

Can Armor All® Wipes cause damage on an auto dashboard?

Armor All® Wipes offer great solutions for quickly and safely cleaning and protecting your car's dashboard. Armor All® Original Protectant Wipes not only protect your dashboard against UV damage, but actually help to prevent discoloration and fading over time. Plus Armor All® Cleaning Wipes are specially formulated to safely clean tough, ground-in dirt without drying out, damaging or fading surfaces.


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