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      05-12-2012, 04:44 AM   #23
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Thanks TOGWT, but you don't exactly say what to apply to protect the seats with!
Protection – using 1z einszett Vinyl Rubber Care & Potectant "Tiefenpfleger” for use on clean or pre-cleaned vinyl or rubber, it provides a temperature-resistant seal and a low-shine matte finish Dust-resistant and retards the fading effects of UV rays to keep exterior ‘rubber’ and vinyl looking like new.
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      05-12-2012, 09:55 AM   #24
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Is your E36 leatherette? Do you have a specific model you used?
Yup, the seats are leatherette... Never thought much about real leather.

Specific model?

My E36 is a 318is with the M42 engine... As far as the Vinylex is concerned, the only one I'm aware of is in the blue bottle:

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I was wondering if you had leatherette or full on leather in your E36?

Does no one use the 303 on their 'ette?
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Vinylex is good stuff! Give it a shot!
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will do!
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I was wondering if you had leatherette or full on leather in your E36?
Yeah, it's all leatherette... I don't think you can get half and half.

I like it cause it's lower maintenance and more durable than leather... And besides, it's no cost compared to leather.
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all so very true! I'll try out vinylx 1215, thanks
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all so very true! I'll try out vinylx 1215, thanks
Good luck!
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So far, I've had good luck with the Maguiar's Gold "ultimate protectant" vinyl spray bottle. Using on the dash and other molded plastic trim as well. Seems to be a cleaner and sealer rather than a treatment that seeps into the vinyl.

http://www.meguiarsdirect.com/product_detail.do?q=4835

I think I'll try the vinylex next.
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all so very true! I'll try out vinylx 1215, thanks
BTW, I apply it using a new, clean sponge: I pour some of the Vinylex into a shallow container (like a margarine tub with a lid), soak the sponge, squeeze out the excess, and apply... Repeat until done.

This method reduces/eliminates the chance of splattering the Vinylex on surfaces that you don't want treated (windows, carpeting, etc.)...

When you're done, just leave the sponge in the container, snap the lid on it, and save it for the next time.
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