I did my homework and searched for products that could truly protect rubber tires from dry rot. My goals were: substantial UV and ozone blocking and, if possible, a rejunvenator that could add back helpful conditioning from the exterior. If there was such a product, which wouldn't leave a tacky, un-natural gloss shine, that would be the icing on the cake (maybe a bad metaphor). My search was prompted by previously having to throw away boat tires with 90% of their tread left (sworn to never have to do that again.) After searching high-end classic car collector sites and high-end detailing sites I found mention of Lexol's Vinylex. I was immediately amazed by 2 things: It is not expensive and has be available for over 20 years (I had never heard of it although I am 58 years old.) I bought my first bottle last week and I am happy to report that this product is excellent! It has all the attributes I mentioned above and its cosmetices are fantastic (if you like the factory-new look and do not desire the ridiculous "over-gloss") I applied it to my car and boat tires and the results were immediate and perfect. This product goes a very long way. I was able to do 4-17" car tires with about 1/2oz! If you want the non-gloss look, you wipe any excess off immediately. (Don't worry, it penetrates the suface. This leaves tires with a beautiful dark satin look. You can literally feel the conditioning of the outer suface of the rubber (kind of like the way lotion works on the skin). Just when you think it doesn't get better, here's the rest... Just used it on my dashboard and other vinyl car interior parts... Just as pleasing!! How nice that this product protects and naturally beautifys, for BOTH Vinyl and rubber. The Armorall my wife bought, which gives me glare headaches when put on the dash, is now in the trash.
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