Originally Posted by Mike in Orange
I know this post is over a year old, but it's a persistent myth that just needs to be corrected (all due respect to rcmanners). A quick lookup of the Zymol MSDS documention on their vinyl products shows the presence of polysiloxanes in both available products. Which means, yes, Zymol Vinyl does indeed contain silicone.
I know this is getting off topic, but I'd like to make sure that the record is straight here...
I'd like to see the source for the MSDS data you have that indicates that Zymol Vinyl has any type of silicone in it.
I have checked the MSDS from the Zymol site and there is no indication that I can see to back up your claim.
Looks like similar info here:
All searching I've done indicates the same.
I will admit I'm no chemist, but in all the documentation I found for Zymol Vinyl, I can see no mention of the term "polysiloxanes" nor can I see any ingredient that has a chemical structure that includes silicon (a necessary ingredient in silicone).
Since you seem to work in the trade, I will admit that you may have resources that I do not have ready access to, but the fact that you work for a competitor of Zymol, and that you talk up the capabilities of your product containing silicone, requires a little scrutiny.
There seems to be a lot of car enthusiasts that swear at (and some that swear by) silicone in car care products, and maybe your company has produced a product that includes silicone that bucks the trend. That would be incredible!
For me, all I can say is that my 30 year old dashboard is still crack-free after using nothing but Zymol Vinyl since I bought it in 2000. My first 1987 Alfa Spider's dash was also crack free from new until it was totalled.