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Old 02-25-2014, 09:48 AM   #1
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water spots?

My focus has this ugly spots on the rubber trim around the window. Are these hard water spots or something else? Did anyone successfully get rid of them?

I tried Turtle Wax Trim Restorer. It looked good at first but on the next day it came back to this.

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Old 02-25-2014, 12:29 PM   #2
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Try the "back to black" made by mother's, i've had very good success with it. If the water spots are really embedded though (sorry i can't see the pic at work), try some water mixed with a tablespoon of white vinegar first on a cloth, then wipe with a damp cloth after before using the back to black. There's a meguiar's natural shine too (made for rubber and vinyl) but i haven't tried it on my window trim, only the black portion on my rear bumper cover. I actually like that for my tires, since i'm not fond of the super shiny tire look but like them looking like, well, "new" tires.
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Thanks. I decided to do some research and read some reviews for Mother's Back to Black and they seem to indicate that the product has to be applied regularly. How often do you apply B2B? Have you come across "Forever black"?
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Use Forever Black. It's an actual dye and works so much better. It's pretty big in the Jeep community.
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just ordered forever black. Cannot wait to test it this weekend.
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I may have to check out the forever black as well, i use the back to black once a month or so, but my car is garaged so that could be a reason it stays in decently good condition. I'm definitely all for something that will last even longer between applications. On the other side of the coin, i think the natural shine is more of a restorer/conditioner for the rubber rather than outright appearance.
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Post some after pictures if you could. I would love to see the results.
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Post some after pictures if you could. I would love to see the results.
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Well, there had been an unfortunate development that prevent me from treating my rubber trim this week. Besides the cold weather, there is an industrial overspray all over my car when I parked it at school. Now it is covered with white sandy/gritty materials all over. The good thing is the contractor might inspect and repair the damage. Until then, I have to wait on trying this forever black until this issue is straightened out

Stay in tuned for updates on the result.
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:52 AM   #10
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I know exactly what you are talking about...

Check this out:
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...=window+rubber

there's a member there "TheGlassMaker" that recommends this "The best way to clean any marks off that rubber, is to take a mr clean magic eraser and gently rub in long strokes. Then wash off with water."

That sounds logical to me since the water has stained the rubber trim and Mr Clean Magic Eraser is basically sandpaper. I'm thinking of doing this today. I'll post some before and after.

Question is - what can I use to dress it up? When I used to care for old Benzes, I used peanut butter and that worked wonders, lasted forever and was cheap.
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