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What type of vinyl top dressings has anyone found that works GOOD? I used to use a turtle wax black dressing years ago, that kinda resembled black shoe polish, and it was GREAT! Using Armorall for now. Vinyl tops aren't as plentiful as they were in the late 60's/early 70's but someone must have a worthwhile product for todays restorations.:TU:
08-10-2007, 11:51 PM
you might want to stay away from water based products on vinyl tops. They can actually accellerate the "dry-rot" of a slightly weathered top. I have found that it works best to use a dressing that has a silicone base, apply a couple lights coats and then let it set and soak for a bit, then buff the excess off with a clean towel so that it is "dry" to the touch. Silicone will last many rain storms also! Armor all will run all over the car and make a slimey mess!
08-17-2007, 05:54 PM
For anything like that and interior parts get that stuff called vinyl/tire wet or something.
comes in a clear squirt bottle, is very oily thick stuff.
Not crappy water based.
Wait till a nice hot sunny day and just soak the stuff on thick and walk away. don't wipe, let it soak/bake in for hrs.
Every car I have gotten had had that done to the dash to make it soft n ply-able again. Folks have freaked out from the clamp on fan I put on the lip of my Firebird. But it don't matter how it deform it, its goes right back to normal once removed.
08-19-2007, 08:43 AM
I agree with Mike - you want to use a non-water based dressing for the top so it doesn't run down all over the car
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