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  1. caren

    caren Hell-o Kitty

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    Has anyone else had trouble with weird stains on the rubber trim around their windows? If so, what have you used to clean it?

    Same with the exhaust tips... has anyone tried to polish them up? What did you use? Mine have no chrome left to be seen, lol.
     
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    Do you have a picture of the rubber staining? I haven't had the issue but I did coat all my rubber when new with Optimum sealant... Hard to say without seeing the stain. I would maybe try some Simple Green (maybe 3 to 1) on a microfiber and rub with your finger....

    The tips are weird. Black chrome of sorts. Mine are clean but I don't think they look good. Not sure if it is PVD finish or what.
     
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    Mine are black chrome,,, grab some mothers mag and aluminum paste and clean the tips,, I played around with my exhaust.. 20150415_221146.jpeg
     
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    I'll take pics when I go out tonight and post them.

    I have the Charger, so my tips aren't black...they *were* chrome, lol
     
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    I didn't know the Charger had chrome tips. Maybe try some neverdull type wadding and maybe some chrome polish. Then you need something on them to protect (sealant or even a wax). Sealant will be better as it will take the heat.

    I'd try the Simple green first (on the rubber stains). Start simple (no pun intended).
     
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    Still try the mag and aluminum polish..works great
     
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    Thanks, hc1! I'll give that a shot. :)
     
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    That's a lot of work right there!!! Nice job.
     
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    Thank you,I have a super case of ocd...
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Plus, your cat was in the garage forever! I would have done the same thing! Nice work!
     
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    In the Garage How to Use Bar Keepers Friend

    Found at any grocery store. Only a couple bucks and it cleans so much more; pots, pans, grills, etc. ;)
     
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    Bar Keepers or Bon Ami are good for cleaning windshields too.... Make a paste with it and use 0000 steel wool. Follow up with a 15% IPA solution and some microfiber and that glass will be cleaner than the day it was installed LOL. I keep a container of that stuff in my garage with my cleaning stuff LOL.
     
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    I 2nd Bon Ami.
     
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    What kind of stains are you seeing on the trim? This may sound odd, but try rubbing the stains with smooth peanut butter.
     
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    I have found with the Durango and Magnum that the black trim will spot up after water gets on them but goes away after I treat it with some detail stuff. It happens even when I was them but with rain too. And for the tips I would just use some chrome cleaner. Tips are hard to keep up with due to the temp change and the road debris they get on them. Hope that helps.
     
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