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Old 12-11-2012, 05:24 PM   #1
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How do you get rid of greasy/slippery feel on bumpers?

Bought some brand new bumpers and there is some greasy slippery film on them which makes it hard to pick the 45 lb bumpers up off the floor. Tried cleaning with dishwashing soap but it helped alittle.

I was thinking of lightly sanding the bumpers a little to get more of a rubber feel.

What has everyone else tried?
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:55 PM   #2
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Re: How do you get rid of greasy/slippery feel on bumpers?

It should go away over time, and chalk might help.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:00 PM   #3
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Re: How do you get rid of greasy/slippery feel on bumpers?

Send them to me, I will break them in then send them back in about a year.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:10 PM   #4
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Re: How do you get rid of greasy/slippery feel on bumpers?

Haha...Chalk and tossing weight around it is. Thanks guys
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:31 PM   #5
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Re: How do you get rid of greasy/slippery feel on bumpers?

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Old 12-11-2012, 07:55 PM   #6
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Re: How do you get rid of greasy/slippery feel on bumpers?

I'm guessing these were made in china? They put that crap on the bumpers for shipping overseas due to the salt/ salt water. The greasy feel will go away with some time to air out.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:46 AM   #7
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Re: How do you get rid of greasy/slippery feel on bumpers?

Time, patience, chalk.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:45 AM   #8
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Re: How do you get rid of greasy/slippery feel on bumpers?

Isn't it a release agent from the moulds?

How about using a degreaser like Simple Green?
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:44 AM   #9
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Re: How do you get rid of greasy/slippery feel on bumpers?

I've found rolling them down a muddy hill works.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:31 PM   #10
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Re: How do you get rid of greasy/slippery feel on bumpers?

There's Simple Green or acetone. It's probably some type of shipping oil, but if it's that thick and slippery it will take a while to dissipate.
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