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#1 pwaug


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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:24 AM

Is there a dressing that can be used to darken rubber floor mats that does not make them slippery???

#2 MDRX8


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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:32 AM

There is Duragloss Tire & Rubber Mat Dressing (TMD) #253. I use it on my tires so I do not know if it would make floor mats slippery.

#3 Ron Ketcham

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:42 AM

Apply a waterbased dressing, allow it to set or dry for 10 minutes, then wipe with a dry cloth. Sort of like "buffing" shoes when polished.
This will remove most of the "slippery" portion of the resin, however, will leave a more dark surface and much less of the "slippery" concern.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:37 AM

We a very diluted water based dressing. We cut ours 70% water, 30% concentrated dressing. Like Ron said, spray it on, wait, the buff it off. We are very diligent when it come to the last step. The last thing you want to see is your customer slip when entering the vehicle due to slick floor mats.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:30 AM

Somebody (apparently from WeatherTech, given that his user-name is Weathertech Guy) just posted something yesterday about products they sell for treating their plastic/rubber floormats. Their site is something simple like weathertech.com or somesuch.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:35 AM

The folks at our local (BMW) dealership gave me a bottle of some no-name substance that they use for the mats on all their newly delivered cars. I liked the sheen/non-slip properties so much that I asked for a sample. The detail "boy" (looked no older than 15 years old) told me that the shop buys it in bulk and that the only name on the drum is "Optimal" or something similar. Any clues as to who makes this product?

I'd love to get my hands on somemore without going back to the dealer with cup in hand (pun intended), and this may help the OP too...


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