Exterior FAQ

Exterior FAQs

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

Armor All® Multi-Purpose Auto 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.

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® Car Wash Concentrate if it freezes over the winter?

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

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 from date of purchase.

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.

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 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 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 30 mL per 4 L). 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.

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 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.

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.

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 Catalogue for usage instructions.