So what is it?
Vinyl Revival is an advanced, silicone free, water based protectant, which in itself is pretty revolutionary. Most water-based formulas that are made for tonneaus are renowned for the way they disappear in the first shower of rain; something we had to formulate out (it took some time!). Due to the wonders of modern chemistry, it has incredible longevity that, once it has set overnight, will protect for many months with outstanding durability and protection.
It's also unique in that there are zero oil or water based silicones in it. In fact, this is the only product of its type we are aware of that can state this on the bottle. Most exterior products are a silicone oil emulsion, with a few others being the water based emulsion. Something that is not good long term for any plastics, rubber or vinyl, as the silicones build up, trapping the suns heat on the tonneau surface, thus leading to premature ageing and eventually its tragic destruction.
NO HARMFUL SOLVENTS
There are no harsh solvents or petroleum distillates in there. These all work to slowly destroy plastics, rubber or vinyl, not to mention the nylon stitching used on so many tonneaus.
NO BLACK RUNS
A lot of people mention the grief they have had from using different dressings on their car and having it later run off the tonneau when it rains, onto the paint in black lines. We fixed that issue as well. Once dry, Vinyl Revival does not run; it stays on the surface it was applied to. It's also biodegradable and non toxic. A good thing for those using it.
RESTORES A NEW FINISH
Importantly, it also has great rejuvenation qualities, to enrich and bring the tonneau surface back to a perfect, darkened, mid gloss finish. Just like it was when new.
Due to the way the suns rays kill plastics and vinyl, through a process called photo-denergration, a strong UV blocker is a crucial part of the formula.
So it can release the heat from the tonneau surface, to stop heat damage, keeping it elastic and like new.
One thing we did find, is that the silicone based dressings, oils and embedded dirt can affect the Vinyl Revival formula. So we made a special cleaner to help remove them from the surface, nice and safely. Due to its super green colour, it's named Sublime Clean. It's always recommended to use Sublime Clean first before you treat any exterior area, to provide the cleanest possible surface that the Vinyl Revival can bond to.