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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-13-2010, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning tonneau covers

What do you guys do to shine up your vinyl tonneau covers. Leather cleaner or something else? Just looking for something that wont run if it rains and make the paint look like crap.

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Re: Cleaning tonneau covers

this may sound like a stupid question but is it a soft one? If so i would suggest some Adam's VRT.

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Re: Cleaning tonneau covers

yeah its a soft vinyl cover. Im looking to get something I can just buy at an auto parts store. Its short notice cuase I am putting the truck in the show n shine at the indy 4x4 jamboree this weekend

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Re: Cleaning tonneau covers

You might try tire shine or some armor all wipes or something?

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Re: Cleaning tonneau covers

yeah I thought about tire shine Ive just seen that stuff run too much. Ive also tried some vinyl cleaner and that just runs everywhere. I know Ive heard of using certain leather cleaners though

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Re: Cleaning tonneau covers

Pretty much anything and everything you're going to find is going to run. Trust me, I've tried almost all of it.

I did find something that doesn't run, but you won't be able to get it on short notice. Its a special order product....can't remember what the hell its called but I have a bottle of it in my garage.

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Re: Cleaning tonneau covers

Another vote for Adam's VRT. Best over the counter alternative I think would be Turtle Wax F21 Super Protectant (green spray bottle). I was really impressed with this stuff when I used it detailing my dad's truck. Doesn't attract dust like ArmorAll Natural Finish Detailer.

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adams vrt or adams in and out spray

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Re: Cleaning tonneau covers

Do not use any petrolium based products such as Armor All or STP Son of a Gun. They will dry out and shrink the vinyl. I use Formula 303. It works pretty good and won't shrink the vinyl but it does leave run marks on the truck.

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Re: Cleaning tonneau covers

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You might try tire shine or some armor all wipes or something?
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