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    Trim restore and mildew spots

    Hi all, please can you help with the following

    - the trim around the rear of the ski is badly faded...I tried the Meguiars trim cleaner but it helped in cleaning it a little...the marks are still there and it is a bit faded....any idea what to use?

    - there are mildew spot marks on the seat and handle bar housing....I tried all purpose cleaner, mild bleach solution, and vinegar solution but these did not work....any suggestions?

    thank you.


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    I use Mother's Back-To-Black for my trim. It works well, but like Meguiars it wont hold up in the water that long. I have seen people use a heat gun on plastic parts to bring back the color--but I never tried it myself.

    For the mildew I would try a product with a mild abrasive compound.

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    Thanks....will maybe consider a pro taking a look at the trim.

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    To bring back your trim go to Harbor Freight and get an $8 heat gun. Turn it on high and keep it moving back and forth, heating 4-6 inches at a time. As soon as the gloss comes back move on to the next 4-6 inch section. If need be practice on the underside of your sponsons until you get the hang of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toyterrific View Post
    To bring back your trim go to Harbor Freight and get an $8 heat gun. Turn it on high and keep it moving back and forth, heating 4-6 inches at a time. As soon as the gloss comes back move on to the next 4-6 inch section. If need be practice on the underside of your sponsons until you get the hang of it.

    That only works on certain types of plastics. I know the rub rails on my Polaris skis will just burn and discolor if you try to heat them. I have actually found a light touch with a torch works much better than a heat gun, you just have to be very careful with it.

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    Thanks guys

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    Mildew stains can be a bitch; I've got some on our boat seats that won't come out.

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    I have had good luck with Star brite mildew remover.

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    Will give Starbrite a try thanks.....nothing else worked so far

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    I use hot shine on my rub rails and other misc plastic pieces.
    It also makes the rubber hoses in the engine compartment look like new.
    I use tilex on mildew inside the hull.
    Try a little on your spots but make sure to rinse it off well because it does have bleach in it...
    Good luck...

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