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Dingy Red Prothanes... How to clean?

Posted by Auto RS T, Jun 23, 2013

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  1. Auto RS T

    Auto RS T Proven Member

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    I have an old set of Red Prothane motor mount inserts that I'd like to use on my current project, but they look dirty and I'd like them to look fresher.

    I tried cleaning a small spot with brake clean, but it didn't seem to phase the dirt. What cleaner have any of you had success doing this with?
     

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  2. Roberti 2G

    Roberti 2G Proven Member

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    Try little bit of WD 40 and wipe it off really good.
     
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  3. 3kgt2nv

    3kgt2nv Proven Member

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    simple green and a brush. problem is the poly is probably absorbed some of the oil and has dirt ground into it so even cleaned it will still look dirty
     
  4. dsmcrzy

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    I always had good luck with good old WD-40.
     

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  5. Auto RS T

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    Well I've tried WD-40 and Solvent from a parts washer. Neither have worked. Guess I'll give some Simple Green a go next. It's not looking good though.
     

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  6. LTUDSM

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    The heat gun will take care of refreshing the rubber. If not use diesel to clean dirt
     

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  7. Auto RS T

    Auto RS T Proven Member

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    I know it may sound weird, but I ended up just painting the inserts. Nothing would get them up to par, so I just went for it. They look and feel pretty good actually.
     

    Street Build 897  4

    1992 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo
    10.952 @ 125.27 · 1G DSM

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    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.104 @ 118.450 · 1G DSM
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