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How to clean rubber floor mats...for those of you having trouble cleaning your rubber floor mats (I.e. verdier) here is a video I came across with tips to do so: https://youtu.be/4zm4cWtmJLU
 

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How to clean rubber floor mats...for those of you having trouble cleaning your rubber floor mats (I.e. verdier) here is a video I came across with tips to do so: https://youtu.be/4zm4cWtmJLU
Okay honda2019, I love you again. After dissing spoilers before ,I thought I was going to have to send a hit squad out to give you a good old fashioned attitude adjustment. 馃槈
 

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So... what do folks use to protect/dress the floor mats after cleaning, that has been effective at reducing cleaning effort the next time around without being too slick?
  • Stoner Trim Shine is suggested for this in the video link above.
  • Silicone-based rubber protectant was mentioned in a different video.
  • Some auto detailers use Meguiar's Natural Shine or Meguiar's Quick Interior Detailer or McKee's Floor Mat Rejuvenator
I'd like to avoid an oily/slipper finish (like tire shines or Armor All?) that transfers to shoes and/or risks foot sliding off pedals while driving... but would like enough protection to slow the brown/crusty effect in winter.
 

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I just clean them with Simple Green and rise them off. I don't use any dressing to make them look pretty. After all, I don't look at them when I'm driving!
 

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Ugh, but I want them to look pretty and like factory new longer, without having to pull/clean weekly. Brown crusty floor mat coating is what I notice when I open the doors, in contrast to the rest of the car being clean.
 

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Any dressing put on after cleaning will make the mat slippery. That's why I only use a cleaner, rinse and let them dry. Simple Green seems to be the best as there is no "after smell."
 
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