GTH298 Posted February 11, 2008 Report Share Posted February 11, 2008 After trying everything that the supermarkets and hardware stores have for vinyl, plastic, or fiberglass cleaners, including Mother's Plastic Cleaner and Polish....... a neighbor of mine came over with a special cleaner that he sells to auto dealerships to clean plastic headlights, bumpers, and STRIPES ! He cleaned a couple spots of my stripes ( which are VERY badly spotted and stained ) and the places where he cleaned, look GREAT. Take a look at the pics. I will work on cleaning the rest of the stripes oved rthe next few weeks and I will take more pics. The cleeaner was easy to use and then he put a polish over on after he cleaned the area. If anyone is interested, he only sells to dealerships but, maybe we can work out some sort of deal with him. I tried to load the pics but they exceed the size limit. I will try to size them down and repost later. 2/17/1008 OK...I think I have the answer as best I can get it. I cleaned one stripe and left the other one as is so you can see the difference. The picture of the roof stripe has a reflection in the middle which make it look discolored. 1) First wash the stripes with a good car wash cleaner. 2) I use a soft cream cleanser called Kaboom to clean off all the heavy "junk" on the stripes (mine are VERY bad!) 3) Once the stripes are clean and you feel like you have as much of the spotting and discoloration off, use a product called "Severe Shower Door, Tile, Tub, & Boat Cleaner Restorer" to pull the rest of the spotting and to even up the coloration. Goes on like a wax and takes some "elbow grease" to get the right results. Wipe off the residue. 4) Use a good carnuba cream wax to bring back the luster (make sure the wax does NOT have petroleum in it!). Buff to a shine! The stripes look real good...100% better than before, but they do not look like new yet. I talked to my neighbor and he said he can make new labels called "Shelby Stripe Cleaner" and then sell it Team Shelby. Otherwise I will work on getting a case and selling it to the forum members at my cost plus shipping. I am not in this to make a buck....rather see nice cars! Randy Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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