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Side strip discolouration

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:59 am
by Simboc2004 | 603 Posts

The top quarter round segment of the side strip on my 2005 Triton has discoloured (please see photo). Has anyone had success with returning it to pristine whiteness? It seems to be hard and is very even, so I'm guessing it's not a gun-applied sealant?

I have seem other people on here mention a weakened bleach solution - is this the best way to go?

Thanks in anticipation,
Simon

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RE: Side strip discolouration

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Jul 01, 2022 1:04 pm
by Aaron Calder | 3.732 Posts

Have a look at this thread from ages ago, Simon. You should find it of use.

Cleaning the waist strip

And this one:

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RE: Side strip discolouration

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Jul 01, 2022 3:03 pm
by Simboc2004 | 603 Posts

Brilliant, thanks

Simon


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RE: Side strip discolouration

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Jul 01, 2022 5:27 pm
by Ray Lawrence | 664 Posts

Plus one for methylated spirits.


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RE: Side strip discolouration

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Jul 01, 2022 9:26 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.234 Posts

If you have white simplex finish then be careful with the meths, it dissolves the thin paint.

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RE: Side strip discolouration

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sat Jul 02, 2022 9:30 pm
by Simboc2004 | 603 Posts

Sorry to report that the meths didn't work. the bit of strip I tried is now purplish rather than red...


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RE: Side strip discolouration

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sat Jul 02, 2022 9:54 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.234 Posts

Masking tape the paintwork and try some Ciff/Jiff and a toothbrush.

Colin


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RE: Side strip discolouration

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sat Jul 02, 2022 10:23 pm
by Simboc2004 | 603 Posts

Will try this tomorrow if I have time before we leave - though maybe while we are away...

I'm a great fan of Cif - it's really good for removing tannin from cups and mugs.


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