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Monnas Rock posted 05-03-2002 02:04 PM ET (US)   Profile for Monnas Rock   Send Email to Monnas Rock  
I'm looking for a product that will clean all three sections (tan,white,black) of the rub rail on my 15' Striper. The white part, espically, seems to take on an orange colored stain and the black has collected the usual assortment of dock scuff marks but no damage. Has anyone found an effective cleaner?
Bigshot posted 05-03-2002 02:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
acetone does wonders.
HAB posted 05-03-2002 05:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for HAB  Send Email to HAB     
Acetone is what I use, but go easy with it, the stuff is aggresive.

whalerdude posted 05-03-2002 06:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerdude  Send Email to whalerdude     
I have always used an
'sos ' pad.

They really work great on the rub rails.

I have not noticed any damage or scratches from it and it whitens up the white rub rail base beatifully.

I will use it on my Montauk this weekend!

Tom W Clark posted 05-03-2002 08:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Acetone is what I always used. It will remove a lot of dirt but not the base yellowing that always seems to come with age.

An S.O.S. pad will clean things up too but by abrasion just like some fine sand paper (which you can also use). BUT BE WARNED: steel wool will leave rust spots all over he place if you do not rinse off absolutely every last little fiber of the steel wool. Bronze wool is much safer.

Monnas Rock posted 05-03-2002 10:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Monnas Rock  Send Email to Monnas Rock     
I tried acetone. It took the scuff marks off the black but it dulled it down at the same time. Also, it didn't touch the orange discoloring on the white. Bronze wool sounds like the answer.I'm off to the bronze wool store! Gotta get this baby looking like a shinny new penny if it's going to finance most of my move up to a Montauk!
andygere posted 05-04-2002 06:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
A little Armor All on a rag will bring the shine back to your rubrail after cleaning it.
mbking1 posted 05-04-2002 08:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for mbking1  Send Email to mbking1     
Griots Garage rubber cleaner preservative works great. Mark

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