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    vinyl softener

    I've got an old vinyl car seat where the vinyl has gone a bit hard over the years. After sitting on it, it wrinkles up when you get out & takes ages to take it's natural smooth form again. Is there anything that I can put on it to make it more pliable than it is, to soften it up so that the springs etc can do their work quicker? It does take a perfect form eventually but takes ages to do it.

    cheers....Nige

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    As vinyl is a thermoform it might be worth trying a hair dryer Nige , if you ain't got one I'm sure Bob will lend you his
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitch View Post
    As vinyl is a thermoform it might be worth trying a hair dryer Nige , if you ain't got one I'm sure Bob will lend you his

    I haven't needed one of those for years When you warm it up it does take its shape much quicker but as it cools down it takes that much longer to take shape again. Just wondered if there was some miracle cure that would soften it up permanently to make it act just as it does with a hot air gun on it. cheers....Nige

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    A leather hide food might help Nige.

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    urinate on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by stretch View Post
    urinate on it
    hello i had a the same with the sides of my mk2 consul seats so i asked the local cobblers he said rub wax in and warm it with a hairdryer a few times heat helps it sink in better rather than just sitting on the surface . the stuff he said use was a stuff called (footlocker) which is to protect shoes from bad weather, i did it and it worked . if anyone as dry leather seats use neatsfoot oil , its stuff used for horse tack (saddles) blah blah again i let my seats soak for a week they turned out great not a dry spot anywhere .supple again
    goodluck

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    Quote Originally Posted by hepcat View Post
    hello i had a the same with the sides of my mk2 consul seats so i asked the local cobblers he said rub wax in and warm it with a hairdryer a few times heat helps it sink in better rather than just sitting on the surface . the stuff he said use was a stuff called (footlocker) which is to protect shoes from bad weather, i did it and it worked . if anyone as dry leather seats use neatsfoot oil , its stuff used for horse tack (saddles) blah blah again i let my seats soak for a week they turned out great not a dry spot anywhere .supple again
    goodluck

    Thanks for that I'll give it a go

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    Quote Originally Posted by stretch View Post
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    Armour All spray might be worth a try as it is meant for the automotive market,might work better faster with a little heat from a hot air gun or hairdryer as others here have said.

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