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You Will Need
- Two clean sponges
- A bottle of vinyl cleaner
- A bottle of vinyl protectant
- A cotton cloth
- A vacuum
Dust off vinyl areas
With a damp sponge, dust off all of the vinyl areas in your car, typically the dashboard, glove compartment and sides of the doors, and, if you have an old car, possibly the seats.
Spray cleaner on spots
Remove any stains or spots by spraying a vinyl cleaner on the dirty areas.
Wipe away with sponge
Wipe away the sprayed spots with a sponge.
Pour vinyl protectant on cloth
Pour a small amount of vinyl protectant onto a clean cotton cloth. Do not apply the vinyl protectant directly on the surface since this could lead to an uneven or blotchy finish.
Allow protectant to sit
Allow the protectant to sit on the vinyl sections for at least 10 minutes.
Wipe away excess residue
Wipe away the excess residue using another clean cotton cloth.
Continue apply protectant
Continue applying coats of protectant until you reach shine capacity. Then bask in the glow!