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Old 02-14-2017, 01:25 PM
pelicanman pelicanman is offline
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Default coconut oil

I was messing around my ranger today,and saw how nasty the rubber around the windshield has become.
So I scrubbed about a foot section at bottom and side with a tooth brush and cleaner.


The ladys house i'm staying,had some coconut oil in a little tub,i guess they clean there face with it??
Anyway i put some on the rubber i cleaned,and WOW ,it looked damn near new.
I don't know how long it will last but it sure looks good.
see ya old,retired guy
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Old 05-25-2017, 03:00 AM
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Interesting
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Old 05-25-2017, 06:36 AM
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After a week or so it fades back.BUT it does
lubricate the rubber.And thats what we want.
I use it on different rubber pieces on my truck.
Its better than nothing and it certainly won't hurt anything.
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Old 05-25-2017, 10:35 AM
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Coconut oil is also dirt cheap and will slowly add moisture back into the rubber.

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Old 05-25-2017, 10:49 AM
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YES,What he said.^
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Old 05-25-2017, 10:57 AM
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Where do you find cheap coconut oil!
Is it for cooking?

I'd like to use coconut oil for making stovetop popcorn but that stuff is real expensive!
At Walmart $12 for 16oz of coconut oil or $3 for 48oz of vegetable oil.


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Old 05-25-2017, 11:01 AM
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Dollar tree ,$1.00 for a 3 oz.plastic jar.
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Old 05-25-2017, 11:05 AM
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Thanks! Going there now...
Hope that stuff is ok to eat lol.


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Old 05-25-2017, 11:27 AM
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Oh! I forgot,keep it out of the heat,stays thicker that way.
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Old 05-25-2017, 02:45 PM
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Default Re: coconut oil

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Where do you find cheap coconut oil!
Is it for cooking?

I'd like to use coconut oil for making stovetop popcorn but that stuff is real expensive!
At Walmart $12 for 16oz of coconut oil or $3 for 48oz of vegetable oil.


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Go to your local earth/hippie/natural food store, you'll get the safe to eat stuff for peanuts.

We have both in the house, I'm not convinced there is a difference between them.
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Old 05-25-2017, 04:51 PM
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Was the little tub of coconut oil on her night stand?
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Old 05-26-2017, 01:51 AM
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^ Yes,thats the stuff !
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Old 08-01-2017, 11:51 AM
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Does no one else use 303 Protectant for this?

You can't get old rubber that has worn/deteriorated to soak up new oil, that part will never happen.
What you can do, is build up a coating of the treatment you apply to keep it looking nicer for longer, and preferably with some UV protection in it (it's what kills the rubber/trim in the first place)
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