07-17-2001, 09:02 AM
I know that companies like Lexol (maker of Vinylex) tout the fact that their product protects interiors against UV damage. But is this really a risk? You can't get a sunburn if you're behind a window -- the window blocks the UV rays that cause sunburn. So what are we hoping to protect against when applying UV-protective treatments to dashboards and the like? Is there a different part of the UV spectrum that gets through the glass, which while not harmful to human skin is harmful to vinyl dashboards? I'm just curious to know if everyone is buying into a UV-damage theory without really knowing if the risk is real. Personally I haven't used Vinylex because I don't like the shine, but if I'm losing something in protection maybe I should think again. So...I'm just trying to separate facts from myth. Anyone know the facts?