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TSB 23-03-97

Difficult to clean light colored "chalky" residue from exterior
plastic body components that are molded in black

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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.

Symptoms:
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.

Diagnosis:
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.

Repair:
This bulletin provides instructions for proper cleaning of textured plastic body components that are molded in black that  appear to be "chalky" in color.

notes: 
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
 water.

 2.    Using the brush and a mild detergent such as liquid dish soap, gently rub the surface to develop a good lather and remove
 the contaminant.

 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.

Policy:   Information only


Thanks to Bob Bergevin and Barry Drodge for supplying this TSB information

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