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#2620339 - 05/07/12 02:41 PM Re: Vinylex reviews? Anyone use it? [Re: Chris B.]
Chris B. Offline


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Loc: Colorado
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#2620425 - 05/07/12 04:02 PM Re: Vinylex reviews? Anyone use it? [Re: Chris B.]
Bgallagher Offline


Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 1457
Loc: Boston, MA
Originally Posted By: Chris B.
I have used 303 for many years and decided to try the Vinylex. So far I like it. I can't say for sure but I have had some cracks form in older cars hard plastic trim, not the soft/padded type of trim. A 1997 Tahoe I had the trim around the rear glass/piller area creacked a little and the trim at the corner or the passenger door cracked. I used 303 on it for yest so I hope the 303 did not cause the crackes to form. I did not notice any other problems and I currently have a 1007 GMC Sierra with very similer interior trim. I have used 303 on it for a while and have no cracks anywhere.
I'm going to use the Vinylex since it says it keeps plastic from cracking and drying out by replacing the plasticizers in the materials.
Any thoughts on if 303 does the same by replacing plasticizers or if it can cause cracking or drying over time?


Only silicone based dressings will cause cracking and fading overtime. The vast majority (including newer Amorall) are water based. This can be different for tire shines but any good OTC dash dressing will not cause cracking or fading.


Edited by Bgallagher (05/07/12 04:03 PM)
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#2621872 - 05/09/12 02:39 AM Re: Vinylex reviews? Anyone use it? [Re: Bgallagher]
Chris B. Offline


Registered: 03/16/03
Posts: 3044
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: Bgallagher
Originally Posted By: Chris B.
I have used 303 for many years and decided to try the Vinylex. So far I like it. I can't say for sure but I have had some cracks form in older cars hard plastic trim, not the soft/padded type of trim. A 1997 Tahoe I had the trim around the rear glass/piller area creacked a little and the trim at the corner or the passenger door cracked. I used 303 on it for yest so I hope the 303 did not cause the crackes to form. I did not notice any other problems and I currently have a 1007 GMC Sierra with very similer interior trim. I have used 303 on it for a while and have no cracks anywhere.
I'm going to use the Vinylex since it says it keeps plastic from cracking and drying out by replacing the plasticizers in the materials.
Any thoughts on if 303 does the same by replacing plasticizers or if it can cause cracking or drying over time?


Only silicone based dressings will cause cracking and fading overtime. The vast majority (including newer Amorall) are water based. This can be different for tire shines but any good OTC dash dressing will not cause cracking or fading.


What about silicon for weather strip protection and conditioning? I have read it is good for rubber seals?

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#2621962 - 05/09/12 08:38 AM Re: Vinylex reviews? Anyone use it? [Re: Chris B.]
Bgallagher Offline


Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 1457
Loc: Boston, MA
Originally Posted By: Chris B.
Originally Posted By: Bgallagher
Originally Posted By: Chris B.
I have used 303 for many years and decided to try the Vinylex. So far I like it. I can't say for sure but I have had some cracks form in older cars hard plastic trim, not the soft/padded type of trim. A 1997 Tahoe I had the trim around the rear glass/piller area creacked a little and the trim at the corner or the passenger door cracked. I used 303 on it for yest so I hope the 303 did not cause the crackes to form. I did not notice any other problems and I currently have a 1007 GMC Sierra with very similer interior trim. I have used 303 on it for a while and have no cracks anywhere.
I'm going to use the Vinylex since it says it keeps plastic from cracking and drying out by replacing the plasticizers in the materials.
Any thoughts on if 303 does the same by replacing plasticizers or if it can cause cracking or drying over time?


Only silicone based dressings will cause cracking and fading overtime. The vast majority (including newer Amorall) are water based. This can be different for tire shines but any good OTC dash dressing will not cause cracking or fading.


What about silicon for weather strip protection and conditioning? I have read it is good for rubber seals?


Silicone is great for moisturizing rubber seals but it is the water repellant that causes rubber seals to crack and fade in this case. If you are going to use it I would spray it on a towel and apply. That way these is only a small amount being applied versus spraying directly on the seals. I would try 303 on rubber seals as it it will moisturize better then silicone based lubricants and it wont dry them out over time. I apply a light coating every few months and they look great. 303 is perfect for just about everything in your car except for glass and carpet haha
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#2622233 - 05/09/12 01:41 PM Re: Vinylex reviews? Anyone use it? [Re: Bgallagher]
Chris B. Offline


Registered: 03/16/03
Posts: 3044
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: Bgallagher
Originally Posted By: Chris B.
Originally Posted By: Bgallagher
Originally Posted By: Chris B.
I have used 303 for many years and decided to try the Vinylex. So far I like it. I can't say for sure but I have had some cracks form in older cars hard plastic trim, not the soft/padded type of trim. A 1997 Tahoe I had the trim around the rear glass/piller area creacked a little and the trim at the corner or the passenger door cracked. I used 303 on it for yest so I hope the 303 did not cause the crackes to form. I did not notice any other problems and I currently have a 1007 GMC Sierra with very similer interior trim. I have used 303 on it for a while and have no cracks anywhere.
I'm going to use the Vinylex since it says it keeps plastic from cracking and drying out by replacing the plasticizers in the materials.
Any thoughts on if 303 does the same by replacing plasticizers or if it can cause cracking or drying over time?


Only silicone based dressings will cause cracking and fading overtime. The vast majority (including newer Amorall) are water based. This can be different for tire shines but any good OTC dash dressing will not cause cracking or fading.


What about silicon for weather strip protection and conditioning? I have read it is good for rubber seals?


Silicone is great for moisturizing rubber seals but it is the water repellant that causes rubber seals to crack and fade in this case. If you are going to use it I would spray it on a towel and apply. That way these is only a small amount being applied versus spraying directly on the seals. I would try 303 on rubber seals as it it will moisturize better then silicone based lubricants and it wont dry them out over time. I apply a light coating every few months and they look great. 303 is perfect for just about everything in your car except for glass and carpet haha


What do you think about Vinylex compaired to 303?

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#2622305 - 05/09/12 02:39 PM Re: Vinylex reviews? Anyone use it? [Re: Chris B.]
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Only silicone based dressings will cause cracking and fading overtime. The vast majority (including newer Amorall) are water based. This can be different for tire shines but any good OTC dash dressing will not cause cracking or fading. [/quote]

What about silicon for weather strip protection and conditioning? I have read it is good for rubber seals? [/quote]

Silicone is great for moisturizing rubber seals but it is the water repellant that causes rubber seals to crack and fade in this case. If you are going to use it I would spray it on a towel and apply. That way these is only a small amount being applied versus spraying directly on the seals. I would try 303 on rubber seals as it it will moisturize better then silicone based lubricants and it wont dry them out over time. I apply a light coating every few months and they look great. 303 is perfect for just about everything in your car except for glass and carpet haha [/quote]

What do you think about Vinylex compaired to 303? [/quote]

a great product but I dont care for the shine. It isnt bad but I like a much more muted look. Closer to factory
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#2623103 - 05/10/12 01:24 PM Re: Vinylex reviews? Anyone use it? [Re: Bgallagher]
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Loc: Colorado
Think Vinylex really replaces plasticizers in old brittle plastice and makes them strong arain? Think 303 does too?

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#2623138 - 05/10/12 01:48 PM Re: Vinylex reviews? Anyone use it? [Re: Chris B.]
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Registered: 04/17/12
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Loc: Boston, MA
Originally Posted By: Chris B.
Think Vinylex really replaces plasticizers in old brittle plastice and makes them strong arain? Think 303 does too?


No, it will help old rubber but there is no way to make them strong again. You are better off replacing them if they are getting weak.
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#2626046 - 05/13/12 11:08 PM Re: Vinylex reviews? Anyone use it? [Re: Chris B.]
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 18280
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
If you want a clean interior with a matte finish, I have found that nothing (so far) beats P&S Xpress Interior Cleaner @ $14/gal. It is a strong cleaner, yet leaves a fantastic matte finish.

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#2626098 - 05/14/12 02:11 AM Re: Vinylex reviews? Anyone use it? [Re: The Critic]
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Registered: 03/16/03
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Loc: Colorado
I'm mostly concerned with protecting the desh and plastic trim from getting brittle.

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#2634096 - 05/23/12 12:02 PM Re: Vinylex reviews? Anyone use it? [Re: Chris B.]
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Registered: 10/12/05
Posts: 4106
Loc: Da Swamp
I've used both Vinylex and Meguiar's plastic/rubber spray -- it used to be called "Clean, Shine & Protect," but has a new name now -- in the black bottle. Both leave a much more matte sheen than I've seen with ArmorAll. The Meguiar's is a little thicker; the Vinylex seems to flow more like water.

(I recall getting in a car for a test drive some years ago. The dealer had treated everything, including the steering wheel, with the old ArmorAll goose grease. I told the salesman "No Vitalis for my hair" and got out. I doubt he knew what I meant.)
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#2635700 - 05/25/12 09:02 AM Re: Vinylex reviews? Anyone use it? [Re: Benzadmiral]
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Registered: 04/17/12
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Loc: Boston, MA
Vitalis haha. I am more of a groom and clean guy myself haha.

I say use Vinylex, 303 or Meguairs Quick interior detailer. I listed them from satin to no shine. I use Megs and 303 and have had great results with both. Lately I have been leaning towards Megs because I like the factory look and it leaves a pleasant sent (nice for a date night where you want you car looking and smelling nice
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#2651699 - 06/11/12 10:15 PM Re: Vinylex reviews? Anyone use it? [Re: Chris B.]
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Registered: 09/18/02
Posts: 738
Loc: VA
Too shiny but will use on tires.
I use 303 on interior. Only downside of 303 is it smells a little funny sometimes.
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#2651719 - 06/11/12 10:34 PM Re: Vinylex reviews? Anyone use it? [Re: Chris B.]
ChiTDI Offline


Registered: 12/19/03
Posts: 2057
Loc: Chicago IL
Vinylex works great on the plastic covers and molding in the engine bay, not the rubber molding, but the plastic covers and dust shields.
I spray it on a cold engine and wipe off residue (if any) the next morning. Works great.
Only store I find it is Ace Hardware, of all places.

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#2653166 - 06/13/12 02:01 PM Re: Vinylex reviews? Anyone use it? [Re: Chris B.]
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Registered: 01/31/12
Posts: 323
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Been using Meguiar's Natural Shine on my dash for 3+ years now. Gives a nice rich matte look without being greasy.
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