LOL - I almost forgot about the 'Vanilla Grow! Incident'. That was just laziness and stupidity on my part and had nothing to do with the conversion process.
Synovex conversions are a little bit more involved than finaplix conversions. There are numerous sites that have pretty decent explanations of what to do. To keep it short and sweet - you need more time, and more patience with the synovex.
A LOT of rinsing, and you have to make your your final product is completely dry before putting it in solution.