Classic & Vintage - sticky hoods - what to do?
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09-29-11, 01:59 AM
I've had it a few times: old and dirty hoods clean up really nicely (in particular white ones) when I rub them with cream cleanser or a steel wool pad.
However, whatever I use to clean them they turn terribly sticky shortly after.
Is there any miracle cure? Talcum powder, lemon juice or snail slime applied at full moon?
09-29-11, 02:55 AM
I don't think you should be using the cream cleaner on them if it's melting the rubber.
I've used Clorox spray bleach on white hoods. Not sure what will happen though if your rubber has already begun to disintegrate - which it sounds as though is happening.
If they are sticky before you clean them then sticky they will stay, IMO. I use Goo Gone to clean white hoods and it works great and they get a little sticky. A couple of days and they dry out and are fine. Some times I will rinse them after cleaning with dish soap or similar product.
09-29-11, 09:01 AM
Not sure it will work but you might try rubbing some oil into them. Sop with olive oil then wipe dry. Worth a try.
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