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Old 07-12-2015, 03:18 PM   #1
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My power cord has gotten dirty and sticky. What cleans these good? I have tried numerous cleaners and nothing is working.
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Old 07-12-2015, 03:39 PM   #2
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Try star brite extreme clean, new product.
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Tried that already.
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Tried that already.

Ok, I know someone make a power cord clean but you probably tried that as well. Soft Scrub?
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Acetone worked.
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Acetone worked.

Nice to know
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Acetone could potentially leach oils from the rubber insulation of the cords, making the insulation brittle. I'd be careful with how much you use. Not to mention it will also strip wax from the boat if you spill any.
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CGG.......I tried to clean mine I found nothing that worked that would cut through all the crap that were on my cords without spending a couple weeks of elbow grease....... ended up buying a shorepower cord cover instead. Now both lines looks nice now. :-)

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Acetone is the only thing that seems to work. Afterwards you should use some plastic/vinyl conditioner. The acetone tends to leave the cable a little sticky.
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Once you have applied acetone to a rubber surface it will never be able to be restored to a non sticky state. I learned many many years ago never to use acetone on a rubber surface.
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My power cord is not sticky and it is pretty clean. I've acetone a couple times on it over the years. If you don't condition the cord afterwards, being sticky, it will get dirty again very quickly. JMO
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303 Marine Multi-Purpose cleaner.
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