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Date: Feb 14, 1997
Models: 1989 - 1993 (AD) Ram Pickup/Ramcharger, 1994 - 1997 (BR) Ram Pickup
Many other Chrysler vehicles included.
Difficult to clean light colored "chalky" residue from exterior plastic body components that are molded in black, especially those that are textured, such as door handles, mirrors, roof rack attachments, etc. Frequently, this "chalky" residue is actually an accumulation of car wax, road grime, etc. trapped in the plastic grain.
If the exterior surface of textured plastic body components that are molded in black appears to be "chalky" in color due to an excessive accumulation of car wax, road grime,etc. trapped in the plastic grain, perform the following Repair Procedure.
This bulletin provides instructions for proper cleaning of textured plastic body components that are molded in black that appear to be "chalky" in color.
TO HELP KEEP THE SURFACE BEING CLEANED FROM DRYING TOO RAPIDLY, PERFORM THE FOLLOWING REPAIR PROCEDURE AWAY FROM DIRECT SUNLIGHT.
1. Wet the surface of the component in the area to
be cleaned and a toothbrush or other similar soft, short bristle brush with
2. Using the brush and a mild detergent such as liquid
dish soap, gently rub the surface to develop a good lather and remove
3. Rinse the assembly with clean water and towel dry.
4. If the residue is not completely removed, repeat steps 1 through 3 until the surface is clean.
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Thanks to Bob Bergevin and Barry Drodge for supplying this TSB information
This page was edited on: May 3, 2004