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    How To: Freshen up those white crusty tonue cover clips

    My Tonneau Cover Clips were starting to show that nasty crumbly white look and granted they are only $10.00 a piece but this will do for now.

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    The information provided below is the steps I used to make my tonneau clips look less nasty.

    I am in no way liable for personal injury or undesired outcomes if you should try to repeat these steps.

    1.) Start by washing the clips and drying them with a good amount of pressure. This will remove the crumbling plastic from dry rot. Becareful if they are too rotted, you could poke a hole in them.

    2.) After they are completely dry, give them a heavy coat of Kiwi Black leather dye, let them sit for about a ten minuets, then buffed them to remove any residue.

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    Granted you can still see the decay but it is means to an end untill you want to buy new ones.

    3.) Replaced the foam in the cup with black high density foam in a peal and stick form. Cut four strips and added them to ensure no rattling.



    4.) If your tonneau cover wasn't staying attached to the cups, remove the metal clip and gently bend the arms of the clip closer together.

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    Looks much better! Mine aren't turning white yet, but they made noise, and the cover fell off every time I lifted the hatch. I did steps 3 and 4 a while back and it made a HUGE difference. No more rattles, and it doesn't fling out every time!
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    Mine looks like ASSSSSSSSS! I just pulled them out. XD

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    Thanks for the info, mine are in pretty bad shape. Never once thought about taking them out and redying them.
    Your 1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL is one of 4310 that received VIN numbers. Based on the order of the serial numbers, your car was the 2685th out of the 4310 that were made that year.

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    Glad I could help.

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    those are like $12 brand new from the dealer, or something silly.

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    I was able to get them for 9.10 each through Cherry Hill when I ordered my 60K stuff. These did look really nice after I dyed them, if it wasn't for the fact that my 3S has such low mileage.

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