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I am looking for some recommendations on how to best clean/preserve vinyl upholstery. I am working on the original vinyl interior on a 70 Chevelle. To clean, I have used a mild soap (Simple Green) and water, which worked quite well but wonder if others have any suggestions that are better. My bigger concern is how best to treat the seats to keep them soft so they don't start cracking and pulling apart at the seams. Thx in advance for your assistance.
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I am looking for some recommendations on how to best clean/preserve vinyl upholstery. I am working on the original vinyl interior on a 70 Chevelle. To clean, I have used a mild soap (Simple Green) and water, which worked quite well but wonder if others have any suggestions that are better. My bigger concern is how best to treat the seats to keep them soft so they don't start cracking and pulling apart at the seams. Thx in advance for your assistance.
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I worry about the waxy buildup with Pledge. I have had great luck with the Meguiar's and 303 products.

https://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-M571...QQJ3CJX8GQ0WS6

https://www.amazon.com/303-Protectan...71520048&psc=1
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The only thing I use on the interior is plexi cleaner/ polish. It I’ve never used it on vinyl seats. Using it with a tooth brush and a white wash cloth would prob take years of dirt off.
Novus makes same, and their #2 polish is good for dash plexi (Speedo glass) and plastic chrome.
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Megs makes a killer product for this. When Dave and I bought our former '62 Corvette big tank car, we had outstanding results cleaning the original interior. The door panels, seats and dash saw great results.

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Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Dan, when you say Megs, am I correct in assuming you mean Meguiars and are you talking about the same product recommended by RPOLS3?
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I’ve never seen a vinyl dress that’s not like armour all. All that slimy sticky finish you get. If there is something, I’d like to know as well.

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Following simple green I have had good luck with minks oil or any leather conditioner. Rub it on liberally.
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I've ordered the Meguiars M5716 and will provide an update once I have tried it. Thx for the feedback
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Dan, when you say Megs, am I correct in assuming you mean Meguiars and are you talking about the same product recommended by RPOLS3?
Correct! Sorry to live in the world of abbreviations without explanation... please post pics!

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