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>From: "Charles E. Whitney" <clncrew@ziplink.net>
>A couple months ago I asked a series of questions about keeping the 
>interior of my '67 square looking fine.  A lot of great replies came 
>through, thanks.
>But a buddy of mine told me that some vintage guys told him to apply a 
>really high rated sun blocker/tanning lotion.  The kind with the really 
>high blocker number.  Any thoughts from the list on this suggestion?

It is true that UV is harmful to many plastics, but most people don't 
realize that UV doesn't pass through ordinary glass, so this is not a 
problem.  I'm afraid that the oily stuff will just make a mess and you will 
be very sorry rather quickly.

I recommend that you avoid leaving your car in the hot sun for long periods 
of time with the windows rolled up.  The temperatures that this will 
generate can be astonishing and will cause the loss of the plasticizers from 
all the synthetic interior components.  Just cracking each front door window 
1/2" will make a huge difference in internal temp, but you have to do both 
to take advantage of cross veltilation.

Limiting the crack to 1/2" holds down the exposure to direct UV since that 
will come through the crack just fine.

       Melissa Kepner                                    Jim Adney
       jadney@vwtype3.org               jradney@njackn.com
                             Laura Kepner-Adney
                             Madison, Wisconsin

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