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Old 04-12-2015, 07:48 PM
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What Do You Guys Use On Wood Trim ??

I was thinking of something like "Scotts Liquid Gold", or some kind of similar furniture oil to keep it from drying out. I think it's more of an issue here in Arizona, because of the hellish Summertime temperatures. Inside a closed up vehicle it can easily hit 140F in the Sun. That works wonders on leather and wood.

I have some Flitz "Rifle Gun & Knife Wax", but I'm worried it will get into the pores of the wood and turn white. That's why I was thinking of something oil based.

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Re: What Do You Guys Use On Wood Trim ??

I think the wood is fake.
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Re: What Do You Guys Use On Wood Trim ??

I personally would not use anything on it except a clean dry cloth to dust it, or if it actually got dirty somehow then a damp cloth and nothing more.
I understand what you are saying about the extreme heat, but I think interiors are designed to handle those temps pretty well. You live in AZ so im sure they already are, but if you have yet make sure the front door windows are tinted to help as much as possible with direct sunlight and heat. Purchase a quality fitted windshield visor if the vehicle sits outside. Thats about the best you can do for it!
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Re: What Do You Guys Use On Wood Trim ??

Hi billt cherry is correct it is not real wood. Just laminated plastic. There are 2 products I would recommend.
Einzett cockpit premium- use for cleaning of your entire interior. Even safe for use on u-connect screen. Will leave a nice matte/satin shine not that greasy/shiny look. If you try it you will not be disappointed.
303 aerospace protectant- This can be used as your sun protection. As it is an excellent UV inhibitor. This is an excellent choice for protecting rubber plastic and faux wood trim. Will be a little shinier than the Einzett but not much. Both of these products can be found on Amozon for a good price. Hope this helps.
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Re: What Do You Guys Use On Wood Trim ??

The real wood is available only on the Summit. On all others there is a fake wood look- but to be honest they all look quite plasticky including the real one. I actually ran my fingers over one of the trims above the glove compartment and felt a slight splinter- believe it or not.

No need to use anything to clean except a lightly damp cloth as per instructions in the manual- this applies to all of the interior as well. I actually use Mopar's Total Clean for heavier jobs but that is another story altogether. The treated wood look means that it would not matter since it is made to be somewhat maintenance free. You can use Meguiars Quik Interior which may help preserve the smoothness and give it some UV protection. Any lemon oil, Pledge etc that is used on regular wood furniture will just make it more shiny but will do nothing else besides.
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Re: What Do You Guys Use On Wood Trim ??

If it's plastic I'll just hit it with the Meguire's Protectant.
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Re: What Do You Guys Use On Wood Trim ??

Overland has real wood. Use a damp soft cloth.
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Re: What Do You Guys Use On Wood Trim ??

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Overland has real wood. Use a damp soft cloth.
It feels like some kind of resin coating on my Overland?!
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Re: What Do You Guys Use On Wood Trim ??

It is advertised as GENUINE WOOD TRIM in the overland. Probably some sort of varnish on.

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Re: What Do You Guys Use On Wood Trim ??

Whatever the material is, depending on the trim level, it's going to be sealed and will not "dry out"...even if it's the non-shiny, textured trim. Just clean with a soft cloth and a mild detergent if you feel the need. Same goes for the rest of the interior. Even the leather is sealed...
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Re: What Do You Guys Use On Wood Trim ??

Hum 2014 Overland has same plastic as my Laredo has.
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