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Deteriorating rubber window trim

Is there some kind of miracle product that will undo what 20 years of tropical sun have done to my window trim? I've found a couple suggestions to use acetone, but no one reporting back with success, and having previously worked with laboratory-grade acetone extensively, I don't really want it near my paint.


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Re: Deteriorating rubber window trim

Try this, it worked pretty well.

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Re: Deteriorating rubber window trim

^^ with the trim off the car or..
Mega-masking if it's still on.

Plasti-dip can be applied to renew the color.
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Re: Deteriorating rubber window trim

Thanks guys, you're the best. I fixed the picture that I didn't format properly the first time, if you'd like to take a look.

I thought that plasti-dip was the kind of stuff that's on the handles of my pliers. What kind do I need to make it come out smooth? I'll probably try the wet sanding method first, though. I have more faith in my ability to polish than to paint.

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Re: Deteriorating rubber window trim

Well how did it go... I've got to do something to mine
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Re: Deteriorating rubber window trim

Try some back in black or stuff like that. Didn't see the pic before.

And there's a plasti dip method where you stand 18"-3' away, spray in an arching motion and a wee bit if splatter results. Textured molding.
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Re: Deteriorating rubber window trim

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Re: Deteriorating rubber window trim

I used undercoating spray or bedliner spray would work as well. You need to chip off the excess pieces, sand it down, prime, and then put a couple coats of that stuff on. It has worked well for me.
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Re: Deteriorating rubber window trim

You can use Peanut Butter as well, sounds crazy, but I saw it on youtube and works pretty well. lasts for quite a while
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Re: Deteriorating rubber window trim

I'll put up pics of my Lude tomorrow. My trim was the same as that but I hit It with plastidip. Turned out great even tho I didn't try very hard. I'll make sure to get a close up. It's so easy to use, spray on peel off ha.
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Re: Deteriorating rubber window trim

I'm gonna try that wet sand method Q posted the link to in order to remove the thick layer of oxydation. Then if back to black don't get it done.... the peanut butter trick. It kinda makes sense that the peanut oil would cause it to appear darker and repel water.

I can see back to black or peanut butter solving the dull issue george XIIVMCMVIII has. Mine is like the trim in the link, but worse.

If you're going to apply a sprayed on product, do it indoors or where there's no wind and bugs. and lots of masking... as in the roof, the door, quarter panel trunk and glass. Spray products travel a lot more than you may realize. Nothing like a million little black specks on your nice car.
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