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I restored a Service Station Equipment 132 (Bennett) years ago and used a white rubber hose. It's a Goodyear Washdown hose. However, over the years it's turned a light brown and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on 'restoring' the rubber hose back to white? Thanks!!

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What have you tried? Soap and water with a scrub brush?

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I've tried soap and water and car wash soap. not much change. It's like the rubber has a sun tan. I wondering about a tire whitewall cleaner?

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maybe bleach??


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The whitewall cleaner would probably work. When I've used it in the past, it has a bleach smell to it so either may do the job.

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Thanks for your suggestions - I'll let you know how it goes

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I have read articles for cleaning white cloth items. Try oxiclean. Put enough water in shallow pan to cover the item, then mix in a cup of oxiclean (depending on size of pan maybe more than a cup) lay item to where it covers the cloth. Let soak for 24 hours then dump water add new water and oxiclean soak for another 24 hours. Repete this for 7 days. I am going to try this on a NOS white service station hat that I have that turned light tan (yellow). They used this system on vintage clothes that have yellowed. Dont scrub just soak and rinse.


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I picked up some white wall cleaner and gave it a try. It did bring out the white rubber and dissolve the tan. I took a before and after pic, but doesn’t really look different in the photos LOL. Now it has a more uniform antique white coloring which is just fine for the look I’m after.


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