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Old 10-06-2013, 02:30 PM
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Rub rail cleaning?

I have white on my rub rail and magic eraser isn't taking it off. Anything more aggressive I could use? I was thinking of wet sanding it but scared it would make it look rough looking.
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:35 PM
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I have a black rub rail and use brake cleaner sprayed onto a shop towel and it cleans it off with a little elbow grease. Test it in a spot first. DON'T SPRAY IT ON DIRECTLY. Strips every bit of wax off gel.
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:40 PM
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I wet sanded the rub rail on my old boat and buffed it out. It looked fine and was not dull at all. I even took out some other scratches from the rub rail as well. I would try the brake cleaner first, but like he said, don't spray that directly on the rub rail. You may want to wax the rub rail after.
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:41 PM
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I have a black rub rail and use brake cleaner sprayed onto a shop towel and it cleans it off with a little elbow grease. Test it in a spot first. DON'T SPRAY IT ON DIRECTLY. Strips every bit of wax off gel.
Thanks for the tip, I have the same issue as well.
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:42 PM
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I have used automotive bug and tar remover effectively, and it isn't quite as harsh as brake cleaner.
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:42 PM
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:54 PM
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:34 PM
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I use orange Glo type hand cleaner cream, ya know the stuff you use to get grease off your hands when you are wrenching....works great and smells citrusy fresh as well...
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:48 PM
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Acetone. Also removes scuff marks on gelcoat.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:23 PM
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Goof off works great. As does soft scrub.

As mentioned spray it or pour it on the magic eraser/ rag. Both with magic eraser have taken anything I have ever put on it right off with minimal elbow grease.
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