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Beautiful dashboard and vinyl trimmings

Why spend money on those fancy but expensive dashboard and vinyl trim cleaners?

The dash and trim on my 17-year old car looks like new and I never buy any commercial dashboard cleaners. Simply dilute a few drops of clean engine oil in lacquer thinners and apply. The thinners removes every trace of dirt and simultaneously deposits a thin layer of oil which also penetrates, assisted by the thinners, to keep your trim soft and flexible.

If the result is a bit tacky, you have used a bit too much oil. Simply remove using pure thinners and repeat with an improved mix until you achieve the best result.

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