black rubber below window - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Auto Detailing 101 General discussion of auto cleaning and detailing. Learn tips and tricks to keep your Ford Ranger looking its best.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-21-2008
djkroemer08's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: GA
Posts: 20
rubber piece below window

I noticed on the black rubber piece below both door windows it looks all scuffed up and white i guess u could say but i also noticed this same thing on another chevy truck is there anyway to get rid of this. ill put a pick up of it tomorrow to see what im talkin about
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-21-2008
TexasRanger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: austin, TX
Posts: 1,252
i used some tire shine on mine, worked well.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-21-2008
seth556's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Orlando FL
Posts: 381
I used some uv protectant Armour All on it and scrubbed it till black quit coming off. Then it ended up nice and clean looking.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-21-2008
elementsenjoi's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: 352 Florida
Posts: 1,301
mine are kind of the same. mine always look muddy, even after i wash it.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-21-2008
Mykhael's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: .
Posts: 4,197
Use some simple green to clean them once it dries apply some tire shine on there. Rub the tire shine in really well though
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-19-2010
DHP41890's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Norton, MA
Posts: 36
i use back to black but you have to it every week
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-19-2010
sullys_ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: NewLexington, Ohio
Posts: 3,615
someone did a mod once where you just remove the rubber all together and theres clean aluminum under, then paint it
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-19-2010
Rolldogg's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 3,424
Anyone know if these pieces can be removed and replaced? Are they screwed on from within the door panel? I've yet to replace the stripes on my g/f's Civic (which can be replaced), but my drivers side strip on my 01 Ranger is starting to look like crap.....only so much Aerospace 303 can do I guess.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-19-2010
Ngabr1's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 483
Mine look like **** too lol. They can be removed, I remember a thread where Shane took his off and put new ones on, I just cant find the thread.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-19-2010
seed60's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 5,584
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-19-2010
Ngabr1's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 483
^ Bingo!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-19-2010
KLC's Avatar
KLC KLC is offline
RF Veteran
iTrader: (29)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 13,115
Try Poorboy's Trim Restorer or Black Wow.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-19-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Havertown,PA
Posts: 467
You can buy just the tape part at pep boys.scrape old stuff off down to the alumunim and apply the rubbery tape stuff.Looks just like new.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-20-2010
drppdyllwrngr's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: wilmington, nc
Posts: 2,096
remove the door panel and the mirror, roll down the window and it will pop off. i have taken mine off without removing the mirror, but it's a little more difficult and you can bend it out of shape if you aren't careful.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-20-2010
Rolldogg's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 3,424
Quote:
Originally Posted by seed60 View Post
Nice......thanks.

Made in Canada.......did it come with a sample bottle of real beer and maple syrup? LMAO
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-26-2010
feh728's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Cape Coral, FL
Posts: 164
If I may add,

https://www.ranger-forums.com/f24/vi...28/index2.html

About halfway down the page...Did this to my truck and it held up for about 2 years. Time to do it again.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-26-2010
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
Quote:
Originally Posted by feh728 View Post
If I may add,

https://www.ranger-forums.com/f24/vi...28/index2.html

About halfway down the page...Did this to my truck and it held up for about 2 years. Time to do it again.
Or get new ones that'll last at least 5 years(from my experience)...

You know the felt is just gonna peel up anyway and take the shiny new paint with it...



IMO, see link above ( https://www.ranger-forums.com/f39/ca...y-piece-94481/ ). Sanding and painting that crap is like polishing a turd in my opinion. And I feel it looks out of place if the wrong shade of black is chosen.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-02-2010
Scrambler82's Avatar
Old Guy Userů ltr
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 6,773
The discoloration is usually rusting under the rubber coating.
there is a metal panel there and it rusts.

Easiest way to fix and make it look good is to replace the parts.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04-06-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: New Orleans,La.
Posts: 37
we call that a belt moulding.ijust replaced mine i figured it was less work and looks better.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 04-14-2010
Jon's Avatar
Jon Jon is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Polk County, FL
Posts: 97
Has anyone ever used spray on bedliner on them? or will it stick? The reason i ask is because the mirrors on my truck dont match and i was thinking about using spray on bed liner for some protection and if i do one i figured i should do both
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 04-14-2010
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jon View Post
Has anyone ever used spray on bedliner on them? or will it stick? The reason i ask is because the mirrors on my truck dont match and i was thinking about using spray on bed liner for some protection and if i do one i figured i should do both
ewwww...... don't.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 08-21-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: burbank ca
Posts: 58
I use Kiwi on all faded black plastic/vinyl.

Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 08-21-2010
klc317's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 950
I simply wax those smooth rubber parts when I do the rest of the truck. They stay black and shiny that way. You obviously cant get wax on the textured plastic (such as mirrors or bumper plastic) but it is OK to use on the window molding.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hard rubber by window repair bmxatvman14 Exterior Semi-Tech 10 02-21-2016 06:23 PM
Water below the carpet due to window leaks jackie25 General Ford Ranger Discussion 4 04-12-2011 10:25 AM
Want to Buy: black rubber floor standard cab 00blackthunder Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 1 01-03-2011 11:24 PM
how much bs below FORZDA 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 4 12-13-2004 05:12 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:25 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.