by: Texas Homesteader ~
RancherMan is constantly maintaining our vehicles’ tires & dashboards as well as various tractor rubber & vinyl parts. But we recently ran out of vinyl-protectant spray. Oh no that just can’t happen – he’s just not going to be without this favorite maintenance spray.
But instead of automatically running to the store (and true to our crunchy-green nature) we started wondering if this was a product we could make for ourselves. Turns out you can indeed.
We already had everything at the house that we needed to whip up a batch of vinyl protectant. In a small dish we stirred in 1 cup baby oil into 1/3 cup filtered water and added 2-3 drops of dish soap.
After it was all mixed thoroughly we poured the mixture into an empty spray bottle that previously contained the commercial version of vinyl protector. Now for the real test – does it work?
Works Great For Us
RancherMan loves it. And as I mentioned, this item is a daily staple in our shop. So there’s lots of past experience to use to compare.
RancherMan says it’s easy to use too. Just shake the spray bottle before spraying on surfaces and wipe the area with a soft cloth. He reports that this homemade mixture has worked great, didn’t collect dust any worse than the commercial product typically does and surfaces still look shiny & protected even several weeks after application. He gives it two thumbs up!
OK folks, I think we have a bingo. Remember this is something that worked very well for us, obviously your circumstances & results could be different. So use at your own risk.
For us – this homemade vinyl protector recipe is a SUCCESS! I’m very happy that we didn’t need to buy yet another expensive product entombed in yet another plastic spray bottle so we could throw this empty bottle away. (did I mention how much I hate both plastic & landfill waste?)
Add to those benefits that the cost was minimal and it used products we already had in the house. YES – chalk another victory for DIY!
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