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8/20/02 11:40am - Original Message: 'get your rubber's shine as new '
NormVet80
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Hello everybody
I was talking to a cars show judge last weekend and he gave me a trick to get all the rubber trim's and the rubber hoses a great shine without getting them crack and keeping them like new.
it is simple as liquid shoe shine in the plastic bottle with a sponge on top I have tried it and it is soooo nice even i tried it on plastic and it works.
also on the wipers harms it works also.
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9/22/02 2:41pm - Reply: 'get your rubber's shine as new '
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Annapolis, MD - USA

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65 Color TBD Coupe HotRod 70 Bridgethampton Blue Convertible - NCRS / Stock 87 Yellow Convertible Stock

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Does it affect any printed codes and stuff on the hoses? Sounds like a neat approach! I've been using pledge furniture polish on the lower black air dam plastic pieces on my C3 & C4. It doesn't last for more than 3 weeks, but it goes on nicely, doesn't come off black on your fingers and also repels bugs & road crap unlike some of the black trim stuff which seems to attract dust. ~Juliet

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9/24/02 11:21am - Reply: 'get your rubber's shine as new '
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Hello Juliet!
the shine is great and it last for weeks |thumb|

but it cover all the prints |frown|

I have done it on all my rubber hoses and all plastic and it last for week's
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9/27/02 11:22am - Reply: 'get your rubber's shine as new '
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1969 Monza Red Black Conv / Black Vinal hardtop 454/480 Tremec 5 Speed 308 Posi.Black Leather Interior, PS, PW, Air cond., tilt/tele,AM/FM Cass.-5 Pack CD, Hurst Shifter, side pipes 2004 Yellow convertible with black top and black interior

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One of the guys in my club uses silicone spray in a can with one of those little skinny tubes. It really shines the hoses, vacuum canister rubber piece, shift boot etc etc etc. Lasts for quite a while also. It should work on the weather stripping also. I don't use it personally but he swears by it.
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9/27/02 7:22pm - Reply: 'get your rubber's shine as new '
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1979, 350sb, as my kids affectionately call it "shit brown" Corvette purchased in 1996. 84,000+ miles. Not a show car, but I love her just the same.

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Hope the guy doesn't plan on painting his ride anytime soon. With all that silicone around his car he's going to be lucky to get any paint to stick at all. Off-gassing from the silicone is what causes major paint cratering. One of the reasons you'll never see anything with silicone in any of the major car manufacturers paint shops! Some silicones don't off-gas as much as others, but who can really be sure which silicone they're using? I don't think the cost of silicone cleaning when it comes time to paint would be worth the effort when there are other products that do the same job.

WD-40 is a big silicone user!
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9/30/02 10:58am - Reply: 'get your rubber's shine as new '
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1969 Monza Red Black Conv / Black Vinal hardtop 454/480 Tremec 5 Speed 308 Posi.Black Leather Interior, PS, PW, Air cond., tilt/tele,AM/FM Cass.-5 Pack CD, Hurst Shifter, side pipes 2004 Yellow convertible with black top and black interior

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That sure sounds like just one more reason for me to continue to not use it. |smile|
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