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Thread: Cleaning around window jams and weather stripping ???

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    Question Cleaning around window jams and weather stripping ???

    What s the best / easiest way to clean the bottom of weather stripping inside and outside of the bottom of the window and can seem to get into all the creavases and around the window

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    Re: Cleaning around window jams and weather stripping ???

    small brush and APC, powerwash, folded microfiber... really anything
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    Re: Cleaning around window jams and weather stripping ???

    Be careful with the power washer. It can tear the rubber weather stripping.

    Brush or a Tornador is what I use. APC or Chemical Guys WipeOut Surface Cleaner if I am trying to remove polish or wax.
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    Re: Cleaning around window jams and weather stripping ???

    I use a small brush and use it while washing the car. So use car wash soap with it.

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    Re: Cleaning around window jams and weather stripping ???

    If less aggressive methods don't give you satisfactory results, I've had good results with Mothers Back to Black Heavy Duty Trim Cleaner on a Magic Erasure pad. Watch the edges of your paint though. You might want to tape off if you can't avoid them.
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    Re: Cleaning around window jams and weather stripping ???

    I always clean the gaskets/weatherstripping first before doing the glass. I don't like an errant glass wipe dragging rubber crud onto clean glass.

    Plus, don't forget the age old trick of lowering the windows to do the same i.e. weatherstripping cleaned first then the top edges of the glass.
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    Re: Cleaning around window jams and weather stripping ???

    Quote Originally Posted by ducksfan View Post
    If less aggressive methods don't give you satisfactory results, I've had good results with Mothers Back to Black Heavy Duty Trim Cleaner on a Magic Erasure pad. Watch the edges of your paint though. You might want to tape off if you can't avoid them.
    I've never tried that combo. Maybe I'll give it a try next time. Thx.

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    Re: Cleaning around window jams and weather stripping ???

    I use The Detail Stick with mild soap. Gets to where your fingers cant


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    Re: Cleaning around window jams and weather stripping ???

    Mckee's 37 waterless. Cleans well. Lots of lubricity. Dresses rubber and plastic very well.

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