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Cleaning running boards

Discussion in 'Detailing & Truck Care' started by Pikey, May 17, 2012.

  1. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 3 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I wash and wax my truck, dress the tires, clean all the glass. But, the running boards never look clean. I get all the dirt off of them, but they don't shine. I have used tire foam on them. They look awesome after that. I don't use the boards but my wife and kids do. They complain because they are slippery as heck after I foam them. Any ideas on what I can use to make them shine but not slippery.


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  2. AMac

    AMac Member 2 Years GMTC Chick 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    Turtle Wax total Interior Care Detailer. I use it on all exterior plastics including the plastic for the running board steps and end caps. It makes it clean looking but not glossy which means it's not as slippery.
  3. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 3 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I just came across this post again today. First, I ended up using the turtle wax extreme shield wax on the running boards. It made them shine and it was not slippery. Second, looking at the pictures of my truck sure makes me miss that color and how well it shined. No matter what I do to my new truck the silver birch paint just does note have the mirror effect that this one did.
  4. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Start saving for a paint job!
  5. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 3 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    yea, right! that will not happen.
  6. pmf608

    pmf608 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    It is a nice paint color. As much as I am a big fan of orange and red, my Sprial Grey Avalanche always looks nice when it's cleaned up... even with swirlmarks and such in the paint. I do like silver birch too though.
  7. marksoldtowne

    marksoldtowne Member 1 Year

    Adams Butter Wax do great job for cleansing. Goes on easy and comes off easy and leaves a great shine.Quick Clean, Adam's Detail Spray truly best for Waterless Car Wash and Quick Spray are also good to achieve the best shine and best looking paint, well it is a process. Wash, clay bar, polish, then wax.
  8. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 3 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Will adams butter wax turn white on exterior plastics?
  9. KyleZ71

    KyleZ71 Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    I will second the Chemical Guys Black on Black!! I use that on all plastics! Really brings back the shine as well as cleans up all that plastic found under our hoods too!

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