How the he*l do you clean the white Rapido plastic locker and door handles.

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    There must be Rapido and other motorhome owners who have come across the difficulty of cleaning the white plastic locker and door handles. I have tried most things even taken handles off and scrubbed them with bath cleaner which only did half a job. They are not helped by the fact they are lightly embossed and seem to attract stains like there’s no tomorrow. I’m not a fastidious cleaning nut but I would prefer the trim looking better than the one in the picture below. Just hoping someone knows how these can be cleaned easily or a particular product that can be used. Cheers
     

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    Yes Cif is what I scrubbed them with but I haven't used Charlie!
     
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    However clean you get them they'll be dirty next time you drive in the rain :LOL:
     
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    It's a rather porous plastic and might be a better long term solution to prime and spray paint them
     
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    Hi Andy do you have the same problem? How do I get hold of Charlie?
     
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    I did with @Charlie Now we wait :whistle::)
     
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    Have you sprayed yours?
     
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    No only just thought of it. The door frame colour would be the best option. I may do it in the Summer if I get bored :LOL: I have 5
     
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    From the product description this would fit the bill


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    Fiat, so the cab
     
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    Two things well worth a try.

    Please keep both products off the decals on the van though.

    Autosmart G101 . It's an all purpose dilutable cleaner. To get that grime out the mix would need to be quite strong. 5 parts water to one part G101 is a starting point and add more G101 if required.

    Also there is a dedicated UPVC cleaner . There is a solvent based one and also a cream based one. Both are by Everbuild. I would try the cream one first and move up to the solvent if that doesent work.

    Please do not get that solvent on the coachbuilt part of the van or anywhere near those decals ! Mask off the handles with tape . Best tape is low tack 3M.

    Don't use T cut its full of ammonia and will add to the problem !
     
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    I had the same issue on the tin tent, tried most things to get the lockers back to the original white shade and finally found a product that did the trick. Muc off caravan cleaner.(y)
     
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    Hi Andy Thanks for all your help and input...................................weeeeee looks like I have I've found Charlie!
     
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    Cheers will give it a try........many thanks.
     
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