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    sticky hoods - what to do?

    Hi!
    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?
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    I don't think you should be using the cream cleaner on them if it's melting the rubber.
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    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.
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    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.

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    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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