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Old 02-22-2008, 09:33 PM
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What Ambi Pur did to my car

Hi,

Just wish to know if its possible to purchase the Dashboard Plastic Panel or maybe other alternative to repair this damage.

This is what Ambi pur did to my car when it tilted over.

Damn......
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:44 PM
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WTF is Ambi pur and what was it doing in your car?
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:51 PM
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Hi there, being a part chemist, i got interested and did a google search. Surprisingly, theres alot of hits on just the first page.

As far as finding an alternative, no hope there as the stain "eats into" the plastic console. Lots of air fresheners have wordings behind that says Wipe off spillage immediately. Those chemicals are not very plastic friendly.

in this thread there are some temporary measures http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...ad.php?t=55122

But ultimately, the plastic needs to be changed entirely.
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:57 PM
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i got the same problem...but mine not so bad...
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:02 PM
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WT hmmm.. i've been using Glade for my car since 2005 and never spill from it.. btw you can purchase the Dashboard Plastic Panel or just buy it from any member
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:10 PM
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Ouch~~ use to think that such air freshner products were car friendly...thankz for the heads up bro...won't dare to use such stuff anymore... Hope u can get your car back to top condition soon...
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So it's an air freshener? Oh, I would be pissed. Sucks for you.
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:24 PM
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wah so bad... **** better take out mine... hope it help you can try cubic printing at paya ubi level 5 is located the block beside macwell
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:44 PM
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Well, Ambi pur is really nice in terms of fragrance, but perhaps we should place it at a safer spot. Away from plastics. But I wouldnt put it near leather either (not too sure bout synthetic leather).

Here is a pic that shows how well it eats plastic. Look at the "U" of the SECURITY CODED.

Pic from Holden Forums
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:53 PM
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luckily I use CK Summer and direct spray into the aircond vents
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Old 02-23-2008, 02:25 AM
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hmm not really need to change the panels la jus sent to a paint shop n spray piano gloss finish can leh a new panel cost u a bomb...!!
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:21 AM
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I have been living with a de-faced panel (thanks to Ambi Pur) for the last 2 years...
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CF e panel mate
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Old 02-23-2008, 11:44 AM
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my car gets Lagerfeld or Curve in the vents once a month
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Hi,

If the car fragrance can cause these paints to corrode, so are the fragrance chemicals evaporates we breathe in are they safe?

I have sent a complaint to Sara Lee, distributor of Ambi Pur, they don't even bother to reply me. This is what you call customer service, it sucks !!

I have check with car agent, the black panel will cost abt SGD1,000, as it includes the buttons on it !

Spraying it will be my alternative .... but might not get the same colour effect....

Anyway, be careful guys when using these stuff...

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Old 02-24-2008, 07:42 AM
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For SGD$1,000 might as well get aftermarket 2-DIN panel then can install a touchscreen DVD headunit instead.
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:16 AM
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The vapors are generally save. Probably the organics thats the culprit. Unless we have plastic organs, I guess we should be fine???
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wah pian! didnt noe the liquid is so pwderful.....!. had mine in the car for 2days but had to throw away cos find the fragrance too strong...can faint if drive long distance.

tks for sharing....
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Thats true ... But I already got the aftermarket Upper 2-Din panel (R-magic) at the top console. So it might look abit weird with so many din .........

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For SGD$1,000 might as well get aftermarket 2-DIN panel then can install a touchscreen DVD headunit instead.
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:07 AM
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Thanks for the info. Removed mine immediately.
Alternative to paint is carbon fiber sticker.
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another way is cubic printing...
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:10 AM
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boycott ambi pur til they make one that doesn't spoil our car plastics.
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