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Old 06 Apr 2017, 01:38 pm
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What do most of you use to keep your step pad looking good, I have tryed differant products however they don't last to long and step pad starts to look dull again. Had an idea to use liqiud shoe polish, Jury is still out and after two weeks still looks good. Also used on rubber around windows. The applicator makes it so easy to apply. Also I cleaned the Pad with Isopropyl rubbing alcohol first.
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Old 06 Apr 2017, 03:29 pm
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Default Re: Rear step Pad

Some of it has to do with the level of contaminates in the enviroment your PT is subject to each day. On SOOO BIG, I've found that before I put any finishing on the rear bumper step guard to restore it, including tire, splash guard or other black finished plastic or rubber, I vigorously scrub and clean it, removing any residue instead of covering it over. I never use a glossy restore product.

One thread on this subject suggested cleaning with Pepsi Cola. If Pepsi can solve protests and confrontations that should work!

Then any commercial tire or plastic re-black should work. Fortunately for SOOO BIG, here in sunny Florida that's the only contaminate. A bit of elbow grease every few months counteracts that.

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Old 10 Apr 2017, 01:56 pm
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Try Grospa, it's ecological and will not ruin anything. I quess it shoud work.
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Old 17 Apr 2017, 08:24 am
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Default Re: Rear step Pad

For around $30 why not just get a new one?
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