Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Cleaning OEM Rubber Floorboards?
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.