Murlee Allen Miller
Murlee Allen Miller
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  • Melbourne, FL
Asked on Oct 18, 2017

What do I use to clean the rubber caskets around my outside doors?

AmandaLizCarole
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  • Amanda
    on Oct 18, 2017

    Hi Murlee. I would use vinegar water.
  • Liz
    on Oct 18, 2017

    What are the door gaskets made of? urethane? metal? foam? and how old are they? It may be better to replace if they are old and cracking. They should have some spring or flexibility to function. Also why are they dirty? road dust, grease, pine pitch. they made need a rejuvenating liquid from the car cleaning supplies to increase their longevity.
    • Murlee Allen Miller
      on Oct 18, 2017

      They are rubber, they are dirty because I bought it used and it had been sitting for awhile. Not cracked just needs cleaning
  • Debby Weisman
    on Oct 18, 2017

    I got White Rain green moisturizing shampoo clear not creamy and I mix some of this in the sink to clean the rubber gaskets, mirrors, metal floor plates and the best secret of all is the greasy neck stains on shirts or blood and these you soak in the sink with a handful of salt and keep squeezing till clean. This is great for shining faucets, and very gentle on hands. I just cleaned my windows sparkly cl..
  • Carole
    on Oct 18, 2017

    I use hot water and Dawn scrub, and follow up with a apple cider vinegar and water and wipe down the area.
  • Liz
    on Oct 18, 2017

    NO, DO NOT USE VINEGAR, Rubber/ urethane polymers begins to age once it is exposed to air. It begins to pit and erode. Vinegar is an acid and a drying agent. It will only disintegrate the gaskets. Just like vinegar is not to be used on aluminum or plasticized surfaces. Consider using an "armor all" product to clean and nourish the gaskets material. Check the appliance manual or an appliance service store for their recommendation.
  • Amanda
    on Oct 19, 2017

    The vinegar shouldn't dry the gaskets out. Just make sure you dry them well after cleaning. Otherwise dish soap and water should work too.
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