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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 19, 2:38 PM Thread Starter
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cleaning a '70 SS rear bumper pad

Got a pad that is a reproduction from back in the early 1990s. The letters and pinstripe are a bit yellowed. What do you guys use to clean these and brighten the white accents?
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Re: cleaning a '70 SS rear bumper pad

I don't have one, but if I did, I'd try Westley's. Then some trim restorer stuff.
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Re: cleaning a '70 SS rear bumper pad

Westley's Bleche-Wite (their spelling, not mine) is amazing stuff. Just use it very sparingly and wipe it off immediately from any surfaces you do NOT want it on. Personally, I'd get a clean but trashy rag, wet just an edge with the Westley's and rub it onto the white stripe on the bumper pad until the stripe turns white. Maybe use a rag or a q-tip to whiten the SS. I would not just liberally spray it on the pad as a whole. I also wouldn't want to get it on the chrome bumper.
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Re: cleaning a '70 SS rear bumper pad

I've used Barkeepers Friend and SOS (sparingly) with good results. Do in the shade and rinse well.
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Re: cleaning a '70 SS rear bumper pad

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Westley's Bleche-Wite (their spelling, not mine) is amazing stuff. Just use it very sparingly and wipe it off immediately from any surfaces you do NOT want it on. Personally, I'd get a clean but trashy rag, wet just an edge with the Westley's and rub it onto the white stripe on the bumper pad until the stripe turns white. Maybe use a rag or a q-tip to whiten the SS. I would not just liberally spray it on the pad as a whole. I also wouldn't want to get it on the chrome bumper.
The thing I found with using it is, Don't let it dry on what you are cleaning. I would spray it on a rag and wipe it on, if I was worried about over spray. Then scrub with a brush or sponge, then rinse off without letting it dry. Otherwise you get spots.

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Thanks, guys. I’ll try westley’s.
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Re: cleaning a '70 SS rear bumper pad

Wouldn't it be the same as cleaning the white letters on tires? Haven't had those for years but think we used to use an SOS pad and Comet.Just stuff from the kitchen. IIRC that combo did the job quite nicely.
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