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Old 02-02-2020, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default Cleaning running boards

What is the best product to clean my running boards, i am working on a driver quality car and the running boards i want to use have been sitting for a long time,whats the best thing to use to clean them, soap and water just doesn't do the job,thanks tom
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Old 02-02-2020, 02:38 PM   #2
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Have you tried Simple Green? To get the color back in the rubber I use Meguiar's Natural Shine.
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Old 02-02-2020, 03:29 PM   #3
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Soap & water scrubbing brush let dry. Now brush in black Kiwi shoe polish very liberally. Thy kind in the flat can. Let it soak in & dry then polish off with a soft brush & rags.
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Old 02-03-2020, 03:39 PM   #4
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I use Simple Green.......scrub brush, rinse with lots of water, then let air dry......looks natural after drying....
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Old 02-03-2020, 06:36 PM   #5
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Now brush in black Kiwi shoe polish very liberally. The kind in the flat can.
Hmmmm, this sounds like a scene from the movie, "World's Fastest Indian", about another Kiwi, Burt Munro. Burt supposedly used shoe polish to get his old tires past the tech inspectors. I really enjoyed that movie.

Should be a lot safer to use on running boards.
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Old 02-03-2020, 06:46 PM   #6
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Hmmmm, this sounds like a scene from the movie, "World's Fastest Indian", about another Kiwi, Burt Munro. Burt supposedly used shoe polish to get his old tires past the tech inspectors. I really enjoyed that movie.

Should be a lot safer to use on running boards.
Too funny yes he was a character. I met him many years ago & in 2 days will be in his hometown & see his Indian & Velocette once again. Will be there for the 10th annual Burt Munro Challenge motorcycle, racing& rally.
I have used Kiwi shoe polish for 47 years on my original 36 running boards. Nothing better in my books.
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Old 02-03-2020, 11:06 PM   #7
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Soap & water scrubbing brush let dry. Now brush in black Kiwi shoe polish very liberally. Thy kind in the flat can. Let it soak in & dry then polish off with a soft brush & rags.
Ditto on the shoe polish. gives nice luster and doesn't collect dirt.
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Must be KIWI shoe polish!
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