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For the DIY crowd... cleaning garage door seal rubber?

Discussion in 'Open Chat' started by Kevin, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    OK, this may be an odd question but I figure somebody out there has come across it before.

    I recently replaced both of my garage doors at the house. Nice, white, and they look great. The caps around the door are white. The seal strips (the strips with the rubber seam on them to form a seal around the door when it is closed) over the course of time are now dark grey from age & grime. Is there some way of cleaning the rubber seals to restore them to their once bright white color again so that they don't look so out of place now with the new doors? :o
     
  2. Wolfrunner

    Wolfrunner Rocket Ranger

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    I'm really experienced in this kind of thing but if you try bleach mixed with water and a sponge it should turn it white again.
     
  3. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    Thanks, I'll try that method this weekend.

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  4. Tim

    Tim Creative Writer

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    Try one patch first and leave a few days or even a week and see what happens, in case the rubber deteriorates? A quick google suggest NOT to use bleach.....

     

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