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How do you clean your yellow shocks?

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I recently picked up two vintage trucks a monster beetle and a king cab with very dirty yellow shocks. i have seen a few restorations where shocks were cleaned and made to look like new again. I tried soaking them in dish soap then using a tooth brush but that didn’t work. Also tried floor cleaning soap mixed with water but didn’t work either.

How do you get your vintage yellow shocks clean? What cleaning chemicals do you use?

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Ultrasonic cleaner with dishwasher powder

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Nice! I use oxiclean and a brush yo clean my yellow CVAs.

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3 hours ago, mtbkym01 said:

Ultrasonic cleaner with dishwasher powder

Plus one on the dishwasher powder and the ultrasonic.

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I use hot water, brushes, dish Soap. After first cleaning, I spray Ballistol oil on the remaining black areas and let soak some minutes / hours. Then repeat the hot water bath. Not as comfortable as with ultrasonic cleaner, but works well. Ballistol oil is also hand- and plastic friendly.

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Cheat and strip them and then put them in the dishwasher. I use an ultraSonic cleaner with fairy Liquid, then finish with a tooth brush.

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On 3/19/2019 at 11:07 AM, mtbkym01 said:

Ultrasonic cleaner with dishwasher powder

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Do you strip them down for the cleaner or put them in complete?

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1 hour ago, Snakehands said:

Do you strip them down for the cleaner or put them in complete?

Full strip down and rebuild after

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