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Re: How to clean/soften 50 year old Vinyl seats
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: January 22, 2016 05:25AM

Also judging by how dry my hands are after using hand cleaner, I would think this would be a vinyl cleaner and a moisturizing step would be in order? I don't know, just asking.
Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com

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Re: How to clean/soften 50 year old Vinyl seats
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: January 22, 2016 02:33PM

Mind if I snag this for our local newsletterthumbs up. Need some meat to it and this is the perfect winter down time project.

South Carolina Upstate



68 Monza convertible 140 4spd A/C (coming soon)
66 Corsa coupe 140 4spd

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Re: How to clean/soften 50 year old Vinyl seats
Posted by: Allison19 ()
Date: December 20, 2016 01:52AM

JimBrandberg Wrote:
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> A little off topic but what's the difference
> between Go-Jo and Goop?
> I like regular Go-Jo as hand cleaner. I tried
> Goop once and didn't think it worked as well. It
> could have been my imagination but I will go out
> of my way to get Go-Jo.


Mee to i like Go-Jo as hand cleaner, Goop is kinda sticky

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Re: How to clean/soften 50 year old Vinyl seats
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: December 20, 2016 12:57PM

I learned this trick back in the 80s. Used both Goop and GoJi.

Leather? Use lexol products. Get them at tack stores. Horses.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: How to clean/soften 50 year old Vinyl seats
Posted by: LedaBunny ()
Date: December 21, 2016 08:39AM

For white convertible tops use either Easy off Oven cleaner or Bleche White white wall cleaner. Easy off will get it brighter. Use either with a bristle brush. These cleaners are known as "Caustic Alkalis" Use a paper mask and dishwashing gloves when using as the vapors will take your breath away and burn your skin. They also use these to clean locomotives and white bicycle tires. Once the dirt is loosened, rinse off with a garden hose.

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Re: How to clean/soften 50 year old Vinyl seats
Posted by: Emilia ()
Date: October 24, 2017 01:47PM

I have a '68 firebird convertible with 40 year old vinyl seats. They are quite hard and I am scared they will crack. Is there any type of dressing or similar that will restore the vinyl to make it softer and hopefully not crack??

Thanx.

Emilia

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Re: How to clean/soften 50 year old Vinyl seats
Date: October 24, 2017 01:59PM

"Emilia"
What is the purpose of posting a "copy and paste" question from another forum to Corvair Center Forum?!

2008 question from dd75 with this exact question

Strange but True.


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 Corsa 140 Coupe ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Convertible Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza Spyder Convertible ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 CoupeEvening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: How to clean/soften 50 year old Vinyl seats
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: October 24, 2017 03:17PM

Does not compute.

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Re: How to clean/soften 50 year old Vinyl seats
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: October 24, 2017 03:28PM

Yes, I would like to see this "40 year old" '68.
That has got to be one rare bird !
.
Dan, how did you even find that other post?

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Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - Sale pending
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, '62 Monza Wagon, '63 Spyder, '65 Corsa
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Re: How to clean/soften 50 year old Vinyl seats
Posted by: Am-Iron ()
Date: October 24, 2017 03:53PM

We had a post not long ago with a nice dirty white interior. The person used water and Magic Eraser sponges, that was it. This one was done by Greg Renfro, Magic Eraser and water then some Lexol to soften the vinyl. Thanks Greg for the photos.

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Re: How to clean/soften 50 year old Vinyl seats
Posted by: Brizo ()
Date: October 24, 2017 06:22PM

GOOP is petroleum based, it will literally melt into an oil if you leave it exposed to the air. GO-JO is a detergent. Will any of the cleaning methods mentioned hear remove the dark areas on red, blue or green seats sometimes referred to as "sun burn" ?

Dan Brizendine,
'64 8door Greenbrier 140 PG. "In beautiful Wanamaker Indiana...with one stop light and 5 pizza shops"

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Re: How to clean/soften 50 year old Vinyl seats
Date: October 24, 2017 08:06PM

I haven't tried this in many years, but I used to use saddle soap to clean and soften vinyl upholstery.

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