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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-08-2007, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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Best Stuff to Clean Flares

What would guys recommend I use to clean my orignal 85 rubber fender flares? Thanks

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More mud.

Depends on how bad they are. I'd start with a scrub brush and Simple Green, Mr. Clean, 409 or something similar. If that didn't do it I'd stick with the same detergent, but graduate to steel wool, and if that didn't do it, Brillo pads and then Skotch Brite. If they're not all scratched and scuffed, the brush and detergent should do the job. If they are scuffed, the steel wool should do a fine job and reduce the scratches in the bargain.

Once they're clean, Armor All will make them easier to clean the next time, but that's kind of wussy for a Jeep - they really look best with mud on them.

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... a heat gun....
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Try totally awesome I buy it at the dollar store. I use it on everything 50/50 mix on my motor and it look new again. Just spray it on power wash it off it takes the mud off all the rubber part just like that. I use it on every thing.
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On my 85 this works best for me.

Clean normally when washing.

About every 2/3 years I use the heat gun on them. They will look brand new at this point. (if you haven't done this before you might remove one and do the inside to get a feel for it first as a test)
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For normal cleaning/maint. I personally use the clear heavy silicone spray like "black magic". It works great and lasts the longest but is almost too shiney for the first day or two, but it does tone down.

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Jim_Lou - Never thought about steel wool thanks!
Leve, Another reason to buy from Harbor Freight, item# 96289-1VGA.
Raduckal- interesting, I have used thieir product on my bed liner to hide scratches and scuffs. Reminded me of thin or soupy shoe polsh.
Hamilton LJ, Never heard of that product, will check it out.
Dirt Dog- Thanks for the link with pics, I would never of imagined the results. I have all four flares off the CJ now, it will be easier to do.

Appreciate everyone's input. I can't wait to clean up the flares now! Duane

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