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Old 30-12-2016, 07:55 PM   #1
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How to make Rubber matts look best ?

I treated myself to some OEM all weather matts, my carpet ones where getting wrecked with it being winter etc.

The only thing with the rubber matts is they never really look nice and clean even when they are......

Obviously tyre dressings aren't going to work as it would make them very slippy i would imagine and the last thing i want todo is make them shiny just something to give them a nice dark clean look but also be dry to touch and not slippy.

any suggestions ?


Here is a pic i took of them fresh out the packet,

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Old 30-12-2016, 08:05 PM   #2
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Autosmart g101 does a good job on this and isn't slippy
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Old 30-12-2016, 08:47 PM   #3
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A good clean with a decent shampoo (car chem 1900:1) or diluted apc, e.g g101 and then I use diluted perl, 303 or rd50...
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Have a look at this thread bud - there are a few good tips.

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=387389

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Old 30-12-2016, 10:29 PM   #5
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Thanks guys

Lots are suggesting CarPro Perl diluted so think I will give that a try first
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I've found that Adam's tyre and rubber cleaner with the brush they sell to be excellent on my rubber mats .... and on the tyres of course
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I once cleaned them using APC, dried them and then applied a thin coat of Poorboys natural look. I buffed the dressing off immediately with a microfiber towel to remove as much of the dressing as possible and not to make it too slippery.
The result was very good, darker like new mats and dry to the touch finish.

That was at summer time and I have no idea how they would be if I had wet shoes.
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diluted carpro pearl for me
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Relatad question: what about the pedals & foot rest? How do I get those clean?

Some APC followed by rubber / trim dressing?
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Relatad question: what about the pedals & foot rest? How do I get those clean?

Some APC followed by rubber / trim dressing?
I wouldn't apply any dressing to the pedals to be honest. You really don't want them to be slippery!

Just use some APC, a toothbrush and a couple of Microfibres. I always spread a microfibre on the floor under the pedals to catch any drips. The pedals, when perfectly clean, will make a huge difference to the appearance of the footwell.

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