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Directions for using Vinylex and can use on tires? #4450970
07/06/17 05:02 AM
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MoneyJohn Offline OP
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Hello folks,

Someone recommended me Vinylex spray by Lexol a couple of years ago, bought it but never used it. I found it in my hoarding room yesterday and planning to use it now.

My question is, should you clean the surface with a damp towel or something before application or it can clean as well as protect? The directions are not very clear (to me). It does mention, apply in a circular motion for maximum cleaning and protection.
And, if one can apply on tires too. My less-than-2-years old tires (< 10,000 miles) are turning brown on the sides, not too sure if its result of the tire shine that they apply at a carwash place, but want to get rid of it, if possible. Don't mind getting tire dressing specifically but if I can use Vinylex that would be awesome.

Thanks in advance.


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Re: Directions for using Vinylex and can use on tires? [Re: MoneyJohn] #4451061
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I've been using Lexol Vinylex since 2005. Great product, doesn't build up or yellow and actually protects against UV.

Just wash tire with your normal car wash soap of choice. I apply it using a "bug sponge". The vinylex will clean the tire and remove any residue. Just wipe it on and leave it. Looks good for a week.

You can also use it on any black trim.


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Re: Directions for using Vinylex and can use on tires? [Re: sasilverbullet] #4451101
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MoneyJohn Offline OP
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Thank you @sasilverbullet.
How about the interior? Wipe down with a wet towel? My main goal is interior. Its rather dusty, not dirty.


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Re: Directions for using Vinylex and can use on tires? [Re: MoneyJohn] #4451125
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Originally Posted By: MoneyJohn
Thank you @sasilverbullet.
How about the interior? Wipe down with a wet towel? My main goal is interior. Its rather dusty, not dirty.


You can use Vinylex on most interior surfaces. First just try wiping it down with a damp towel. If that doesn't clean it enough you can use a light application of Vinylex. Put it on, let it sit for about 10 mins then wipe it with a clean, dry towel. You don't want to use to much on the interior because as the sun bakes it, you will see a little "fogging" on the inside of the windshield.

Personally I don't use Vinlyex any more on the interior of my cars. The sun is too intense here in south Texas.

A very light coat and you should be okay.


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Re: Directions for using Vinylex and can use on tires? [Re: MoneyJohn] #4451294
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Originally Posted By: MoneyJohn
My less-than-2-years old tires (< 10,000 miles) are turning brown on the sides, not too sure if its result of the tire shine that they apply at a carwash place,
That brown is due to the UV barrier in the rubber mix I've heard. Interesting that.

Vinylex is a fine product, smells a lot better than it used to. I cut a piece of foam block an inch or two thick off of a larger surplus piece and use it. When it wears out, I toss and cut another.


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