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Hey, everyone. I picked up a set of RK3s in white a while back, and well as you can see in the picture they are fairly rough. I just want to clean them up and get them looking as good as I can, because I understand they will never look "brand new" again. I've tried the following to clean them up, with no success:
Magic Eraser
Baking Soda/Vinegar paste & scrub brush
OxyClean Whitening Powder Detergent/Water paste & scrub brush
Pressure washer

Any other suggestions? Before I throw a million chemicals at the fins, Id love to know if anyone else has had success with anything specific!

Thank you!
Dirty White RK3.jpg
 

M-Cameron

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honestly man, if none of the above worked for you, ide just live with the dirty fins...they are just going to get grungy again anyways.

harsh chemicals can damage/ degrade the rubber, and any residue can leach off into the water.
 

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Maybe try Spray-Nine?
 

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There was a dishwasher detergent marketed for "plastics", and I wonder if it and a run through the dishwasher might do it..... then again, it might destroy the fins too...

Cascade Plastic Booster....
 

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seems to be discontinued.

How about Alka-Seltzer tabs in a bin?
 

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Good God, what did you do to those fins?

I’ve got a pair of white Deep6 Eddys that are 3ish years old and they look nowhere near as bad as yours.
 

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Back in the day you could get whitewall cleaner in the tire care section of the local auto parts store. Have no idea if it still exists. Made specifically for cleaning white rubber without hurting it.
 
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Good God, what did you do to those fins?

I’ve got a pair of white Deep6 Eddys that are 3ish years old and they look nowhere near as bad as yours.
I bought them like this. Got a good deal, because performance wise there is not a single thing wrong with them.
However, the manufacturer date is 2015 on them, I believe (I dont have them with me right at this moment).
 
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Back in the day you could get whitewall cleaner in the tire care section of the local auto parts store. Have no idea if it still exists. Made specifically for cleaning white rubber without hurting it.
Hmm, Ive an older truck w whtie walls I use Bleach White on... Im curious if that would be too aggressive on the rubber compound here...
 
https://www.shearwater.com/products/peregrine/

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