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Old 09-26-2006
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Vinyl underneath windows

I have been searching for different things to do but I can't find anything to work. Underneath the windows on the outside there is a black vinyl seal. On my seals there are splotches of areas that are rough. I have seen it on other Rangers and was wondering if anyone knew what caused it and/or how to get rid of them. Some pics are below.

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could be something acidic such as acid rain that just kinda eats away at it....

side note...where can i get a new one? mines all rusted underneath,,,,
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try a product called back to black... i think its made by mothers... as far as getting a new one i would try a dealer or a junkyard... i need a new one too since i had a tree fall on my truck during one of the 4 hurricanes we had in florida in 2004
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ill second the back to black. i had some nasty mud on my truck for a while and it tok it right off with some elbow grease.
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the glass cleaner at walmart in the auto section worked on mine. found it out after i accidently sprayed some on and went to wipe it off.
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doood put a shirt on.

yeah try window cleaner on it, ive seen that work
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pull 'em, glass 'em, n paint 'em to match it looks 10x better
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1.) Nice beer gut.
2.) Get some Armor All wipes and wipe on. I'd say do that once a month, and you'll be good.
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Thanks everyone. I'll try the glass cleaner asap and if that doesn't work, i'll try the mothers. Thanks again everyone! I'll repost if these don't work.
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I know what your talking about , glass cleaner wont work....mothers wont work....its in the actual rubber...your best to just buy new ones from ford....Back to black only brings back faded black plastic....this is rubber and something eats it away....specially where you put your hand if you let your arm hang out the window....

Karpe is right.....Pull them, make fiberglass ones, and paint to match....thats the only thing that will really solve the problem, it does it on all of the rangers

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I've noticed that wax seems to wipe pretty easily off that smooth rubber and keeps it shiny and moisturized. I just wax it along with the paint when I do wax my truck. Don't get wax on the mirror plastic as it is textured and very hard to get off.
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pull 'em, glass 'em, n paint 'em to match it looks 10x better
how do you expect the "glass" to adhere to plastic?
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The only thing ive used fiberglass on is insullation on a house and that wasnt fun. Is it easy to apply fiberglass to them? where do i get the fiberglass? How do i get the things off in the first place?
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lol if you dont know the basics or have never done it, you will need some practice
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anyone know what they are actually called? Thinkin I might be able to ebay new ones.
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fiberglass does not stick to plastic. i wanted to know why he said so.
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^ rubber... atleast mine are rubber...
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fiberglass doesnt stick to rubber either.
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I've got those spots on my windshield gasket too.

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fiberglass doesnt stick to rubber either.
I think they're talking about making a mold in fiberglass using the weatherstriping.
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well do whatever this guy did then
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Probably took the rubber off because im almost 100% sure its metal underneath and painted it...
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well do whatever this guy did then
he most probably used a flex additive in the paint as well as an adhesion promoter for the weatherstrip. but it honestly doesnt contain any glassing or mold. its just a painting technique.
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It wouldnt be that hard at all to make fiberglass window trims....
make a mold, and make new ones out of fiberglass.....or go to ford...

no the fiberglass wont stick to rubber, but you can make a mold and make them out of fiberglass though..

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why dont you just tape it off and color match it or glossy black... just use some adhesive promoter...
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There is deffinitly metal under them because I have a dent in one of mine, It would be nice to have them color matched, or even like a gloss black.
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