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      12-06-2019, 02:50 AM   #1
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Deformed Tower Strut Caps in Engine Bay.

When I opened my engine bay, the caps covering the struts looked rather deformed, almost “melted.” Is this considered regular wear and tear or should I have these replaced? Pictures are attached.

I’d appreciate any tips!
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      12-06-2019, 05:18 AM   #2
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They're just cheap thin rubber/plastic bits, I'd say they'll look like new if you clean them and treat them with some trim restorer.
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Use CarPro Perl. Dont dilute it, use it as is.
Did you clean it with some harsh chemicals in the past?
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Tip #1: Turn car right side up.

Tip #2 As other posters have said, try a trim restorer product.
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Use CarPro Perl. Dont dilute it, use it as is.
Did you clean it with some harsh chemicals in the past?
Nope, so far I only cleaned the engine bay with multiple damp cloths - very cursory.

But I do have a plastic restorer from Meguiar's and it did a very fine job on the plastics on windshield. I might try that here. The issue is not just the looks, it feels like those plastic bits deformed from heat as well. But anyways, will try the restorer and see how it looks. Thanks!
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      12-06-2019, 02:33 PM   #6
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The plastic and rubber restore should bring it back to new again. Let us know.
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