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on a side note i'd apply some sort of moisturizing / anti UV agent to these mouldings after cleaning them
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Meguiar's makes an excellent product for this called Trim Detailer... I've been using it for years!

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QUOTE (outatyme @ May 6 2010, 02:33 PM)
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Just a heads up I've determined acetone and a paper towel and some elbow grease will clean the moldy door weatherstrips (bottom of window running horizontally along door)
Here are some pics. Feedback welcomed. Hope this helps someone else. While your here I'm also soliciting feedback on my factory size wheel scrub issues over in maintenance and repair
(Wheel Scrub) please give me thoughts on this issue. (this also works on the G3 oval rear backglass / windshield moulding

Pics driver door moulding cleaned rear door not.


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was that first pic taken when the trim is dried? cause thats how it looks after i use a tire wet then it dries in like a couple hours... and looks horrible again haha lol


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both pics were with it completely dry! thats why i posted this because I know several forum members have tried all sorts of stuff (neva dull, plastx, back to black etc) and havent been able to get these good looking again. i even read about one person buying new mouldings for $20+/piece to get rid of this. About a millimeter or a half a mm of crud came off my driver one. Havent done my others yet.
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both pics were with it completely dry! thats why i posted this because I know several forum members have tried all sorts of stuff (neva dull, plastx, back to black etc) and havent been able to get these good looking again. i even read about one person buying new mouldings for $20+/piece to get rid of this. About a millimeter or a half a mm of crud came off my driver one. Havent done my others yet.[/b]


sweet ill have to definitely do that!! ...mine look horrible


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now thats its been a few days, does it still look great?
let me know how they look after a few washes and some rain, ive tried quite a few things and they never last more than 3 washes or 1 good storm... just curious to how this fix will hold up...

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Still nice looking. I applied some plastx to it after I cleaned them.
Here are some images from now.

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