Caring For Your Running Boards
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what is the best way to care for my running boards
Though you may keep your truck, SUV or van looking great, running boards, steps and nerf bars may need a little more attention when it comes to cleaning and protecting them. The road wreaks havoc on running boards, steps bars and nerf bars.
- If your running board is plastic or made from a polymer material, (something other than metal), you can clean the running board with a light degreaser. Dilute the degreaser by creating a mixture of half water and half degreaser in any spray bottle. Hint: do not use the degreaser at your local car wash; these are mostly caustic and will cause your running boards to fade very quickly.
- Using a rag or cloth, clean the entire running board. The inside of the running boards tend to be the dirtiest.
- After the running boards are clean, always apply a protectant. Be careful not to apply any silicone based dressing to the step area of the running board, this will cause the board to become very slippery.