Lexol-PH is great for the vinyl, helps it last longer and from what I heard makes it look good too. For the dash, and other hard plastic surfaces, I've been using Armor-All but I'm sure there is something better out there. Anyone know?
Also, if you're treating the dash pad, make sure you get something that is good for protecting it from UV rays. This'll keep it from cracking.
1970 Chevy El Camino (Custom) Non-SS
Green Mist & Silver w/Green Vinyl Top
350ci/300HP 4bbl & Factory Dual Exhaust
TH-350 - 2.73 Posi Rear
Factory PS, PB, PW, A/C
Originally Burlington, NC Car - Sold at Carpenter's Chevrolet in Durham, NC
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"Oh my stars! There's that black car again! Everybody get in the house, now!"
Bought a vinyl tonneau cover for our truck. The manufacturer suggested using just mild soap and water for cleaning and nothing else. Armorall was used specifically as an example of aftermarket cleaners not to use.
I've probably used about everything under the sun by now.
Armoral contains alcohols and actually dries the vinyl in your car. Under not-so-extreme temperatures (hot or cold), it can crack plastic dashes and vinyl seats. I know about this first hand.
Anyway, Son-of-a-Gun works pretty good if you ask me. It is not the same as Armoral by any means. But, ANYTHING from Meguiar's will work great. For my tires I use that new gel stuff called Endurance from Meguiar's. It doesn't spin off or attract dirt. And, best of all, it smells like a grape lollipop!
Jeremy J. Bennett
Team Chevelle #298 Currently Chevelle-less! 1972 Chevelle - Sold 6/16/00
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I like Meguier's Natural Shine for the interior. It doesn't have that high gloss look and it holds up pretty well. Never tried Meguier's on the tires but use something that's probably very similar: Turtle Wax Tire Wax. It's a gel that you put on with a sponge and it drys to the touch. And it absolutely will not spin off.
I've tried tons of stuff myself over the years and I've settled on "Pledge"...it works well on vinyl and has a reasonable sheen-it's shine in "stealth" mode-NOT like Armor-All where it's obvious...to me,it looks just right
1970 Chevelle SS396/L78/M21/4.10
1972 Olds 442 convertible(455,W25,M40)
1982 Oldsmobile Cutlass 350 Olds,TH350(daily driver)
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There is a site at www.bluemoon.com that has a section with useful tips. One that was mentioned was using lemon pledge on the interior. They made sound like a good idea and I plan on trying it when the time comes.
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