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      01-08-2013, 09:25 AM   #1
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Getting Mould (Mold) off window seal/rubber

With the endless rain in UK this last 6 months, my one year old F10 has started to suffer from light green mould appearing on the rubber seals on the doors (the horizontal ones outside each side window).

I have read soap and water, followed by bleach/water (and toothbrush) does the trick... but some have tried that and made it look worse. It is not bad (yet) so want to ge rid of it and prevent it.

Any top tips?
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With the endless rain in UK this last 6 months, my one year old F10 has started to suffer from light green mould appearing on the rubber seals on the doors (the horizontal ones outside each side window).

I have read soap and water, followed by bleach/water (and toothbrush) does the trick... but some have tried that and made it look worse. It is not bad (yet) so want to ge rid of it and prevent it.

Any top tips?
Try vinegar.
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I use a normal APC. I don't use vinegar or bleach as these are acidic and will attack the rubber making it crack and go white in the long run. Clean with an APC or very diluted vinegar if you insist on using it. Then protect it with amorall/gummi pflege.
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I use a normal APC. I don't use vinegar or bleach as these are acidic and will attack the rubber making it crack and go white in the long run. Clean with an APC or very diluted vinegar if you insist on using it. Then protect it with amorall/gummi pflege.
Thanks, will try those and let you know the results
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