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What do you use to make your grey, dirty, scuffed up rubber floorboards look fresh and clean without making them slippery?
I detailed my Cross Country recently and froze when I got to the floorboards. They are dingy, dull and not rich black, as I see on just about every other XC regardless of how clean and shiny the rest of the bike may be. What trick do you have for making them look nice?

I normally hit such things with a solvent like alcohol or acetone which get's the black right back but leaves the surface even more absorbent to dirt and blemishes than before. Wiping with rubber/vinyl dressings would keep them clean but obviously make them slicker than greased snot. This is the nicest bike I've ever owned so if there's a right way I'd like to finally learn it, please share. Cool bike - dirty rubber. Bad, dirty rubber.

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alcohol or acetone is for cleaning before painting. Not for making anything shiny and nice.

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What do you use to make your grey, dirty, scuffed up rubber floorboards look fresh and clean without making them slippery?

I'm hoping to buy a new set of boards in the very near future , mine are pure black ... I will give them to you so don't sweat it brother .
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Victory sells a product specifically for non-slippery rubber like the floor boards.
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If I want my floorboards to look perfect & not be slippery when detailing I just use some Kiwi black shoe polish & a toothbrush. Any silicone based cleaner could make them dangerously slick.
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I use Aerospace 303 on all my plastic and rubber. After it sits on the floorboards for a while I wipe it down with a clean dry cloth and I have no problems.

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Simple green, HondaBite/S100 some of the best stuff we have used.


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Simple green, HondaBite/S100 some of the best stuff we have used.
Hey I already have 2 of those - S100 and Simple Green. I take it you're mainly using them as soaps to scrub, rinse, and let dry with no additional dressing or sealer?

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I use Aerospace 303 on all my plastic and rubber. After it sits on the floorboards for a while I wipe it down with a clean dry cloth and I have no problems.
Looked up 303 - ain't it cool what you learn when you ask! Bookmarked it on Amazon, may have to try that stuff Thanks for the tip.

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