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Sid the Kid
06-17-2002, 11:02 PM
IF untreated do they finally come off?

ntaylor
06-17-2002, 11:11 PM
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Sid the Kid
06-18-2002, 02:37 AM

Neil Chadwick
06-18-2002, 01:02 PM
Varasol or any mineral spirit will take care of them and it will not harm the rubber...

Sid the Kid
06-18-2002, 07:29 PM

Bill
06-20-2002, 01:43 PM
I think what you are referring to is VARSOL, which is a trademark name for mineral spirits. Exxon(used to be Esso, Enco, Humble) used this in the 60's-80's, and I sold it. I am surprised that many people know the name. Kinda like "kleenex" or "coke" as used in referring to a generic product.

BTW, did you know that regular mineral spirits is a great charcoal lighter? It is virtually the same stuff you buy in cans labeled 'charcoal lighter' only you pay more that way!

Steve
06-20-2002, 05:25 PM
Peanut Butter works really well for removing the stains. Wipe it on, let it sit about 10-15 minutes, and then wipe it off with a towel. This will remove most of the trim stains.

Or, you could try a Magic Rub white eraser. This is a bit more messy and has mixed results.

We have info on this and a bunch of other detailing tips in our magazine, Guru Reports: The Wax Test.

Thanks!
-Steve
Editor-In-Chief
Guru Reports

sveda
06-20-2002, 08:44 PM
I couldn'tnot believe it, but it really works. I used Skippy.


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