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mtnbkr738

How to Clean Rub Rails - Maybe its wax in the scratches that shows

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mtnbkr738

Hey everyone,

ok, so wanting to know if there is a way to clean the rub rails... I believe the "white" scratches are wax that is in the rub rail scratches.  Any help or ideas how to make this look nice again??

thx!

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Wayne

Looks to be wax in the scratches but you will laugh at what I used on my old Malibu that had all black rub rails. Turtle Wax chrome polish. No clue why but it doesn't leave a white residue and shined up the black rub rail. It was a total mishap that I found it to work pretty good. I think I was polishing the stainless grab handle on the transom and got some on the rub rail. 

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UWSkier

Steel wool to clean.  303 or some non carnauba wax to shine.

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mniba1

Mr. Clean magic eraser.

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rabiddawg

First try water based wax and grease remover sold at any automotive paint supply.  Or make your own with 50/50 water and isopropyl alcohol.  A toothbrush will help too.

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foiler1

nail polish remover.

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davemac

you could also try peanut butter...seriously.  Peanut butter and a toothbrush works great on vehicle's black trim pieces that have been whitened/stained by traditional waxes.   Obviously you wipe it off after applying.

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