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Best way to clean lower window sill trim?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by brycerocky, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. brycerocky

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    Landscapers at work went to town with the leaf blower and now I have a nice collection random stuff stuck in my lower window sill trim (against the glass). Other than use my own leaf blower at an angle, any suggestions on how to clean this area?
     
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    See below. stuff didn't fly off driving ~35mph. My current thought is handheld leaf blower and then wipe with microfiber and detailer?
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    Use a cotton swab with rubbing alcohol ..or get one of those sponge paint brushes
     
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    Compressor to blow air in and dirt out??
     
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  6. brycerocky

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    Does the rubber trim react to the alcohol? I've seen other materials turn cloudy on contact.
     
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    Just a simple vacuum cleaner with the wedge shaped narrow nozzle will do the trick. Or even better if you have the small round brush attachment for vacuum cleaner that comes with many shop Vacs that’s the best.
    This is what I use to clean the air vents and crevices around screens and dash etc...... works perfectly and it’s very gentle. Compressed air of any kind just “relocates” the dust and dirt somewhere else
     
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    Nope I use in vents ..even warm water and soap should work
     
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    +1 on the vacuum cleaner with the brush attachment. I had the same issue and it worked very well.

    I’d be worried about solvents on rubber pieces - could backfire!
     
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    Best and only efficient way is to remove that chrome piece and clean it then reinstall. Had the service Center show me how to do it. Just pull on it from the door’s edge. It won’t break.
     
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    Up or towards you ?
     
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    I used an old tooth brush and that worked just fine.
     
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  13. brycerocky

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    Just as an update: freeway driving home + dewalt compact blower on max got almost all of it out.
     
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