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bmargol
10-15-2008, 08:38 PM
Black rub rail has white plastic from white fenders on it. Cannot seem to get this stuff to come off. tried the green scrub pads and vinyl cleaners, everything including lighter fluid did not work.Not really hurting anything but visibly driving me krazy....
Any suggestions?

TMCNo1
10-15-2008, 08:41 PM
Lacquer thinner on a rag, followed by a good protectant!

cbryan70
10-15-2008, 08:41 PM
gas on a rag

bmargol
10-15-2008, 09:21 PM
Will lacquer thinner sorta melt the rubber?

silverblueBP
10-15-2008, 09:26 PM
Will lacquer thinner sorta melt the rubber?

No, but you will need to apply some protectant afterwards or it will dry out. I just did this as I was sadly putting mine away for the winter.

No Skeez
10-15-2008, 09:34 PM
Acetone works as well...

Cary K.
10-16-2008, 07:24 AM
I always use acetone as well.

BOATNGUYNE
10-16-2008, 07:28 AM
I agree....Acetone is the better choice

DanC
10-16-2008, 11:16 AM
+4 acetone.
Just be careful, it melts the rubber and will discolor graphics.

Loffgren
10-16-2008, 04:40 PM
buffer micro polish????

X2M
10-16-2008, 05:07 PM
Black rub rail has white plastic from white fenders on it. Cannot seem to get this stuff to come off. tried the green scrub pads and vinyl cleaners, everything including lighter fluid did not work.Not really hurting anything but visibly driving me krazy....
Any suggestions?

I use a scrubber sponge with finger nail polish remover. Works well for me.

It drives me crazy too. Our next set of guide pole covers will be solid black because of it.

TMCNo1
10-16-2008, 06:44 PM
I use a scrubber sponge with finger nail polish remover. Works well for me.

It drives me crazy too. Our next set of guide pole covers will be solid black because of it.

Lesson of the day!
IIRC, fingernail polish remover is basically acetone with fragrance,

From Wikipedia, Nail polish is easily removed with nail polish remover, which is basically an organic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic_compound) solvent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solvent) but may also include oils, scents and coloring. Nail polish remover comes in a variety of different packages including individual felt pads soaked in remover, a bottle of liquid remover that can be used with a cotton ball and even containers filled with foam and remover that can be used by inserting a finger into the container and twisting until the polish comes off. The base solvent in nail polish remover is usually acetone (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acetone) or ethyl acetate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethyl_acetate). Acetonitrile (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acetonitrile) has also been used in the past, but is more toxic: two cases have been reported of accidental poisoning of young children by acetonitrile-based nail polish remover, one of which was fatal.[7] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fingernail_polish#cite_note-6)[8] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fingernail_polish#cite_note-7) Acetonitrile has been banned in cosmetics (including nail polish removers) in the European Economic Area (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Economic_Area) since 2000 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000)-03-17 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_17)

JohnE
10-16-2008, 08:38 PM
Harold, your input is always appreciated. Your tips have really helped me over the past few years. At first I thought you wrote a lot of the info on Wikpedia, but then I realized you'd have probably been a bit more accurate.:cool:

TMCNo1
10-16-2008, 08:44 PM
Harold, your input is always appreciated. Your tips have really helped me over the past few years. At first I thought you wrote a lot of the info on Wikpedia, but then I realized you'd have probably been a bit more accurate.:cool:


Now that's thick! Dang Information Superhighway!http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/3/3_8_13.gif

hype29
10-17-2008, 09:00 PM
I have he same problem. magic erasers works the best

east tx skier
10-17-2008, 10:39 PM
Acetone works as well...

+1 or +2 or whatever we're up to at this point. Rinse well and protectant afterwards.