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    Rough sun baked rub rails

    Whats the best thing to do to rough sun baked rub rails, they're black ones. I tried a heat gun, but didn't really see much change.

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    Re: Rough sun baked rub rails

    Quote Originally Posted by Green95LX View Post
    Whats the best thing to do to rough sun baked rub rails, they're black ones. I tried a heat gun, but didn't really see much change.
    buff the peach fuzz off of them with a 3M pad then hit them with wipe-new.

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    Re: Rough sun baked rub rails

    scrape them with a razor blade at a 90 degree angle. It will peel off the fuzzy oxidized layer and then use a heat gun it necessary to gloss it up
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    Re: Rough sun baked rub rails

    I use turtle wax trim restore on my 96xp rails and it works pretty good.

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    Re: Rough sun baked rub rails

    Quote Originally Posted by fastgas View Post
    buff the peach fuzz off of them with a 3M pad then hit them with wipe-new.
    3m wool pad?

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    Re: Rough sun baked rub rails

    Quote Originally Posted by Green95LX View Post
    3m wool pad?
    one of those green or blue scrubber pads.

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    Re: Rough sun baked rub rails

    I used softscrub and a fine scotchbrite pad. Then shined up looking near new with that turtlewax trim restorer...good stuff but it leaks all over and is very oily.

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    Re: Rough sun baked rub rails

    I use sos pads on those and any of the faded plastic.

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    Re: Rough sun baked rub rails

    Here's a vid I made of the way I do it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DKqQIptL3c
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    Re: Rough sun baked rub rails

    I've been working on the wife's 97 XP. I scrubbed the rear and part of the starboard rails with a 3M scrubber then hit them with wipe new:
    You can see both the untreated rail and unbuffed/polished gelcoat (i've got a long way to go, under the water line as well!)
    Last edited by fastgas; 03-09-2014 at 10:48 PM.

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