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Whale Tail rubber trim...... Advice

Do they make paint for rubber molding, example Whale tail Rubber????
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yes they do but 99% of the time you can bring the rubber back to life with petroleum jelly (vaseline) . rub the jelly into the rubber with a good clean cotton rag (out of the sun). if the rubber is in real bad shape you may have to repeat aplying it 3 or 4 times untill the jelly stops soaking in . then put the car in the hot sun and let it sit for the day (you can also use heat lamps ). take the car out of the sun let it cool and wipe with another clean cotton rag . over time the rubber will become soft and pliable like it was when it was new . remember it took years for the rubber to get hard and ugly looking . so give it some time and over the course of a summer doing it every 3 or 4 weeks it will end up looking new .
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yes they do but 99% of the time you can bring the rubber back to life with petroleum jelly (vaseline) . rub the jelly into the rubber with a good clean cotton rag (out of the sun). if the rubber is in real bad shape you may have to repeat aplying it 3 or 4 times untill the jelly stops soaking in . then put the car in the hot sun and let it sit for the day (you can also use heat lamps ). take the car out of the sun let it cool and wipe with another clean cotton rag . over time the rubber will become soft and pliable like it was when it was new . remember it took years for the rubber to get hard and ugly looking . so give it some time and over the course of a summer doing it every 3 or 4 weeks it will end up looking new .
Thanks for the advice. Will try it although mine isn't in bad shape at all. But might as well
start now to get it nice.
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