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PostSubject: Cleaning rubber matts   9th June 2012, 21:27

How you do you clean rubber matts to get them back to nice and dark black again?

What products can you use - dont want it to be sticky!
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning rubber matts   9th June 2012, 21:47

I've had that problem today. When you wash them they go a dull colour. I try different things every time. Interior dash cleaner works ok but not brilliantly . I also would be interested in what everyone else uses

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning rubber matts   9th June 2012, 21:47

I just hose them down and use a sponge to wipe them over, but they could do with some sort of dressing. I know some people use Autoglym vinyl and rubber care to dress them, but I would of thought that would make them slippery!

Maybe Tom can help Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning rubber matts   9th June 2012, 21:51

Not even washed mine, look rather cool a dusty grey colour Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning rubber matts   9th June 2012, 21:59

118 wrote:
I just hose them down and use a sponge to wipe them over, but they could do with some sort of dressing. I know some people use Autoglym vinyl and rubber care to dress them, but I would of thought that would make them slippery!

Maybe Tom can help Very Happy

If you apply it and then grab a second cloth and wipe it over again it should dry okay and not slippery.

I wouldn't know tho as mine are carpet.
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning rubber matts   9th June 2012, 22:00

wait!

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=252187
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning rubber matts   9th June 2012, 22:43

Thanks Matt Big Grin

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning rubber matts   24th October 2013, 23:29

Whilst I see this is a old 2012 topic, I'm surprised no one is using good old black boot polish it does a good job providing you first wash the ingrained dirt of with a brush and soapy water then rinse and dry, after applying the boot polish with a shoe brush and leave a few minutes then buff off with your shining shoe brush, it leaves a nice non slip sheen to the mat.

Over the years I have tried specially made products for rubber but they all seemed to shiny and slippery.
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning rubber matts   24th October 2013, 23:35

Funny enough I washed some last weekend, nice warm soapy water with a gentle scrum...

Rinsed and when dry put some Autoglym tyre treatment on...

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning rubber matts   27th October 2013, 20:50

I think I need a set of rubber matts, the rear carpet matts are ggetting messey from the kids!
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning rubber matts   27th October 2013, 20:57

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I think I need a set of rubber matts, the rear carpet matts are ggetting messey from the kids!
You got a Gen2 Neil?

I have a set of Gen1's I'm selling....

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning rubber matts   27th October 2013, 21:21

Autoglym bumper care.
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning rubber matts   27th October 2013, 21:30

Davyboy wrote:
mrbubba wrote:
I think I need a set of rubber matts, the rear carpet matts are ggetting messey from the kids!
You got a Gen2 Neil?

I have a set of Gen1's I'm selling....
Yeah its a gen2
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning rubber matts   28th October 2013, 09:20

After I have scrubbed them I use a little squirt of Autoglym aquawax and then a good rub over with a clean microfibre cloth.
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