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Old 11-20-2007
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Gentlemen,

Any thoughts on applying vinyl in the interior, particularly vinyl? My 17 year old Civic's interior vinyl has long faded and Protectant isn't just cutting it for me anymore.

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You can try it... the challenge with interior vinyls and other such surfaces is that often there is such a thin layer of pigment that it simply needs to be re-dyed or replaced.
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Thanks for the reply. Can you expand or getting such surfaces redyed? Is this doable at home?

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There are companies that sell dye kits, but it might be best to check with an upholstery shop.

You can also Google around or check restoration supply websites.

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Default Re: Back to Black on Interior Vinyl

I have a similar question.

I detail a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The car is pretty challenging in itself, but the real challenge is the dashboard. If you try protectants on it, it just gets streaks all over it and looks really bad. I know it need something on it, but the only thing I could think of would be the Back to Black.

Thanks for oyur help

PS: The dash isn't really vinyl like its more of a hard rough plastic
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Default Re: Back to Black on Interior Vinyl

Try this.
Have 2 terry cloths for the work.
With the first terry cloth, spray the Protectant into the cloth until it's just damp, and then spread this around using some downward pressure onto the black area.
Immediately clean this dampened area with the dry cloth, again also using some downward pressure, and really work the area.
Do small sections at a time, not the whole dash, and then go over it, but small areas at a time, and really work at it. It might take a couple of applications. Sometimes, spraying the spray directly onto the trim can lead to streaks in the area where the direct spray contacts the trim.
Again, there are different methods for different trims, and your one is obviously from an older car that may not have been treated before, or treated irregularly.
Work at it and find the method that suits best.

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You should also be sure the surface is not hot -- work in the shade at a comfortable temperature.

Also be sure it's clean.

In addition to Tony's suggestions, finish with wipe of a plush cotton towel lightly misted with water.
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