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Offline cwmcobra

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Best cleaner for vinyl seats???
« on: February 03, 2015, 06:34:09 PM »
My 65 GS has a white interior that is in really good shape.  But it is a bit discolored (off-white/yellowed) and has a few small spots.  Have any of you had success in bringing unworn, but dulling seats and panels back to life?  I think this should end up to be a bright white.

A few pictures are attached.

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Re: Best cleaner for vinyl seats???
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2015, 07:46:19 PM »
Chuck...lemme chime in.  I am NOT THERE looking at your interior so I cannot say for sure but... it sure appears to NOT BE WHITE... The front & rear seats, the door panels, rear seat arm rests all appear to be the same 'off white'... looks too even to be "faded"?
WHAT I do see in the pix,  the top back of the passenger seat has what I am going to call ONE PLEAT on each side and the driver seat TOP back has 3 PLEATS in the same spot... ARE you sure that interior is original?? 

Just say'n.   :dontknow:

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Re: Best cleaner for vinyl seats???
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2015, 07:56:43 PM »
Hey Wheelz,

You might be right on the color.  Might be an off-white.  I guess I'm hoping for bright white, but maybe that's not to be.

That picture is not the best.  Both front seats have the three pleats, a matching set.  It's not original.  It was a Legendary replacement from 15-20 years ago.  The original interior was black.

Chuck

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Re: Best cleaner for vinyl seats???
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2015, 11:47:45 AM »
"The original interior was black."

Chuck,

  That explains the black dash.


White has a tendency to yellow from sunlight.

But, now that you have mentioned that the covers are from Legendary, that explains a lot.

I sent the original cover to them when they got started with '65 Buick interiors. In return they sent me a set of covers for the use of the original as a pattern.  The white that Legendary was using at the time was an off white. That is what Legendary sent back to me.

So, you are correct, it should be a bright white. That also is what the Buick dealer album has as a material sample.

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