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  • #8803

    Norm Miller
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    Ok GH owners, what have you found that does a good job cleaning the Black Rub Rails on your GH. Also what have you found that will turn the Black Rubber back to Black verses the oxidized looking black?

    Norm
    Quiet Company

  • #8807

    Henry Dennig
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    Norm,
    We have used ArmourAll but it does not maintain the look for long.
    I know others have used Mineral Oil.

  • #8817

    Chuck Truthan
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    Cleaning the black rub rail is soooo looowwwww on our “to do” list, BUT, I have thought about it. We used to clean the boots on our Aztec aircraft with ammonia, rinse thoroughly (LOTS of black run off) and then seal it with clear floor wax. Held the shine for many months.
    Have not tried it on the rub rail though.

  • #8840

    Raymond Mifsud
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    Raymond Mifsud

    Hi Norm We Use ” 303 ” Aerospace Protectant Called ” 303 ” . Its A Mild Cleaner But REAL Sun Blocking Product . Shake It During Application . When It Dries Itll Make Your Rub Rail Look Deep Black . We Use It On All The Rubber Vinyl And Plastic Parts Of ” SHELAMOND ” Our N-37 . Just Wash The Rub Rail With A Non Wax Removing Boat Wash Let It Dry And Apply The 303.
    I Never Use Armor ALL It Ruins Vinyl . If You Have Seen A Boat Seat Or Car dash All Dried And Split , I`ll Bet They Used A Lot Of Armor All . That Sticky Stuff You Feel When You Apply Armor All Is The Plasticizers Being Released . After A Few Years All The Plasticizers Are Gone Along With The Elasticity And It Cracks .

    My Home Port Is Pebble Isle Marina On The TN River Come See Us.

  • #8859

    Norm Miller
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    Thanks for the reply! I have tried AP303 but it to did not seem to last real long. Was wondering if anyone has tried the Mother product Back to Black? I may try some on the stern (easy to get to) and see how it does over the winter when we are laid up.

    Norm

  • #8860

    Henry Dennig
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    Norm,
    The boat cleaner here in Baltimore recommended Woody Wax. I am gonna try it.

    Henry

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