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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:23 pm 
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Any recommendations of the best vinyl roof cleaning and protecting products?
I was once told black shoe polish but have since learnt this can run when wet and stain paintwork?

Many thanks,


PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:39 am 
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I have always used MER Vynal Gel but it is getting harder to find, alternatively i know some that use auto-balm polish, never used boot polish for the reason that you describe.

1973 Triumph Dolomite Sprint

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:29 am 
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I've used boot polish on mine before and is good for working into the grain of the material.
I have also used Autoglym vinyl and rubber care spray for years which seems to work well and is nice to apply.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:44 pm 
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I usually use shoe polish. Never had a problem with running/staining. Why would you put it on your shoes if it did?

Sprintless for the first time in 35+ years. :boggle2:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:26 pm 
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It's shoe polish I use too, never heard of it running, once it's polished in that's it - used to use it 'back in the day' too.

Murdo DA

RNK 957W, Triumph Dolomite Sprint.

Built 26/6/1980 (one of the last built), Auto, Porcelain White - Genuine Mileage 52,820 (warranted).

Only 3 previous owners, (2 within the same family).

Supplied by Lavender Hill Garage Ltd, Enfield, London, by garage owner Jimmy Metcalfe on 30th September 1980 to Geoffery Robinson, Enfield.

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