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    Re: Gas pedal cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by SWETM View Post
    If it's a rubber pedal cover. Why not try the Tuf Shine Tire Cleaner or any other rubber cleaner.

    I have found a rubber and plastic protection that is not sold on AGO sadly. But awesome to use on floor mats and pedals and even in the engine compartment like Megs Hyper Dressing and those you spray on when it's wet there and just leave it to dry over night. Maybe the Wheathertech cleaner and protectant could work on the pedals too if it don't leave it slippery.

    And some pedals is just bad quality and it goes fast for them to wear down and don't looks so good then. There is a way to get the rubber rubbed up. But it works just on those that is more like a tires finish and not those that is more on the plastic side. Or look up how much a new pedal cover would cost. It's a big risk to do this restoration on a customers car. But on your own vehical it can extend the life and looks from it and you know of the risk it can go bad.
    Don't have any of those products unfortunatelly. I would be wary of putting a dressing on the pedals. Maybe I am just paranoid but even a water based dressing like Meg's hyperdressing would probably become slipery if the client walks in the rain and the used the pedals. I have seen people using Solution finish on pedals and they look awesome afterwards.... but I am not too trilled about going about doing that. Took much risk of staining the carpet unless you take crazy precaution to cover the whole thing first. I just want them clean, no need for them to look new

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    Re: Gas pedal cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by FUNX650 View Post
    I clean ‘rubber’ pedals with Meguiar’s M39...
    along with (depends on how soiled they are),
    any one of the following type/style of brushes:




    (Who remembers Meguiar’s X1000 brush?)


    Bob
    My pad brush is full of compound and polish I don't think it would do a good job. Also the shape of it would make it hard to work on the pedals... no?

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    Re: Gas pedal cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Calendyr View Post
    My pad brush is full of compound and polish I don't think it would do a good job. Also the shape of it would make it hard to work on the pedals... no?
    I have a dedicated cleaning-the-pedals
    pad cleaning brush.

    As an adjunct:
    Surely no one in their right mind would
    ever use it for cleaning pedals—if it was,
    indeed, previously used to clean pads...amiright?

    And:
    I do find its shape to be, ergonomically speaking:
    very satisfactory for quite a few vehicles’ pedals.


    Bob
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    Re: Gas pedal cleaning

    I generally clean pedals with APC, a soft, round brush, and then rinse clean with the steamer to clean out all the tiny grooves.
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    Re: Gas pedal cleaning

    I use a brush like this and OPC. The bristles are soft, but very densely packed.



    Large Multi-Purpose Brush

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    Re: Gas pedal cleaning

    That's exactly what we use. Works great for getting into all the tight little grooves on most pedals.
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    Re: Gas pedal cleaning

    I use the same brush. If I need more stiff bristles I just grab them with my fingers and bunch them up to the necessary firmness. Did I learn that from Mike?.....not sure, I’ve learned so much here.

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    Re: Gas pedal cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by FUNX650 View Post
    I have a dedicated cleaning-the-pedals
    pad cleaning brush.

    As an adjunct:
    Surely no one in their right mind would
    ever use it for cleaning pedals—if it was,
    indeed, previously used to clean pads...amiright?

    And:
    I do find its shape to be, ergonomically speaking:
    very satisfactory for quite a few vehicles’ pedals.


    Bob
    Ok. Might give it a try then. I rarelly use that brush anymore, unless I am cleaning a microfiber cutting pad. Still have to try the soft brush and see how that goes.

    No interior detail booked this week, so I will have to be patient

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    Re: Gas pedal cleaning

    I just use my steamer and an mf towel

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    Re: Gas pedal cleaning

    I use my M37 blower to blow them dry after cleaning with APC and a softer bristled brush. The blower seems to dry out the recesses of the pedal. MF towels can't seem to get in there.

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