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bluewater41
08-12-2004, 06:28 AM
The inside interior of my car is dirty in a few places. The first one being on the roof and the second is right where the driver side door closes. I'm guessing it is from reaching back and grabbing the seat belt.

My question is...has anyone here cleaned their interior before? What is the best way to go about doing that.

Thanks for any help.

Ryan

r2saint
08-12-2004, 06:49 AM
The inside interior of my car is dirty in a few places. The first one being on the roof and the second is right where the driver side door closes. I'm guessing it is from reaching back and grabbing the seat belt.

My question is...has anyone here cleaned their interior before? What is the best way to go about doing that.

Thanks for any help.

Ryan

I've used diluted woolite on light colored roof fabric with decent results... For heavier stains or smudges - I love oxyclean - never thought an infomercial product would live up!

Artslinger
08-12-2004, 09:00 AM
I've used diluted woolite on light colored roof fabric with decent results... For heavier stains or smudges - I love oxyclean - never thought an infomercial product would live up!


Good suggetion I bet oxyclean would work great at removing stains from the headliner and other interior fabrics. :thumbup:

rwg
08-12-2004, 11:19 AM
I have not yet met an interior stain that Griot's Interior Cleaner didn't get out.

bluewater41
08-12-2004, 03:01 PM
Thanks for the info guys. What did you guys use to "scrub" the interior? I obviously do not want to make "fuzz balls" or make wear spots where I am cleaning. Thanks again.

Ryan

rwg
08-12-2004, 05:22 PM
I have always used a rag - typically a microfiber rag I use to clean the interior. If that doesn't work, I move to the floormat cleaning brush (pretty stiff), but I am very gentle with it. That has always been enough for me up to this point. The wife's car has a stain in it that might take more aggressive methods though. Maybe even the carpet shampooer.

TOGWT
08-16-2004, 07:13 AM
~ One man’s opinion / observations ~
Headliners:
Require special care and attention, as cloth type headliners are assembled with foam backing and usually glued to a fibre roof panel. If the headliner becomes wet, it can cause the head liner to delaminate and fall down. An interior cleaner (3031M Fabric & Vinyl Cleaner) should be used. Spray onto a terry towel and wipe very gently

Do not spray directly onto head lining. Wipe lightly making sure not to leave headliner wet. Inspect and re-clean as necessary. It is better to clean twice, rather than to allow the head liner to get too wet. An alcohol based aerosol glass cleaner may also work for this operation because of its quick evaporation. Vinyl headliners should be cleaned the same way.

·Lightly brush the headliner with a natural-latex sponge or a horsehair brush, they have very soft bristles that are gentle and is specially made for headliners or leather surfaces, this will loosen dust / dirt and make vacuuming easier (for very light dust or lint use a rolling lint brush)
·Do not use a stiff brush as you may snag or tear the headliner material
·Lightly vacuum the headliner to remove loose dust
·Spray 303 CM Cleaner & Spot Remover on to a 100% cotton terry towel
·Cleaning the headliner a quarter section at a time, use very light and even pressure on the towel to work the cleaner into the fabric. Do not saturate the material or use much pressure on the towel
·Use a fresh, clean damp, 100% cotton terry towel to remove the soil / dirt
·Frequently rinse the towel in clean warm water to ensure all dirt I soil is removed
·If the vehicle is fitted with a sunroof, open it a couple of inches, as dust builds up at the front edge.
Clean this area before closing the sunroof and proceeding to the rear of the sunroof.


~Hope this helps ~

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justadumbarchitect / so I question everything/ Jon

r2saint
08-16-2004, 07:44 AM
Good point - you probably want to avoid getting it wet...

Also, remember to check your airsuit for holes or micro particles that you may have picked up in the airlock - prior to entering the preassurized, climate-controlled automobile staysis chamber. :D