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Old 08-10-2015, 09:13 AM   #1
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Cleaning white window rubber

Has anyone found a way to clean what looks like mildew stains from the white rubber trim that goes between the window frame and the glass? I've tried Tilex and a mild abrasive with not much success.
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I use acetone on a soft cloth. It dries quickly so you need to work fast. It does a great job on the trim but keep it off of Any painted surfaces. The rubber will look new when your done!
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I don't have the white window trim but on the other white trim I use Clorox Kitchen Cleanup With Bleach. Sometimes, just weak bleach works. Spray it on, have a cold one (I like iced tea) and rinse it off. Sometimes hit it with a soft brush before rinsing.
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Thanks for the replies, Bubba, the acetone does the trick!
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I use acetone on a soft cloth. It dries quickly so you need to work fast. It does a great job on the trim but keep it off of Any painted surfaces. The rubber will look new when your done!
H'mm, OK thanks for the tip. I have done the bleach trick and most times it works but not all the time.

And I 110% agree, do not get the acetone on the white siding. It will melt the Krystal kote in no time flat and soon silver will appear...
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Good tip, I'll need to remember this! John, have you tried it on the white window trim? Mine is a little yellow, always has been from sitting at the dealer for two years, and Mr. Clean and Awesome won't brighten it up.
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Jon, I've done a little on mine and although they weren't yellow, I did notice that the acetone removes the surface from the trim exposing new rubber (plastic) underneath so it may take out the yellow. I applied some synthetic wax (not sure if I got that right) to protect it.
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Jon, I've done a little on mine and although they weren't yellow, I did notice that the acetone removes the surface from the trim exposing new rubber (plastic) underneath so it may take out the yellow. I applied some synthetic wax (not sure if I got that right) to protect it.
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That's right, you have an '07 now! I was still thinking the black rubber trim on your '92. The acetone trick might be just what I need then, since I keep it inside, I'm not worried about it yellowing again, and I can keep it 303'd. Have you tried it on the fiberglass doors by chance? I could tape off the door frame and striping, maybe even use a metal ruler as a guard, and go over the fiberglass to remove some yellowing. My fiberglass is still very smooth and shiny, just a tad yellow.
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