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Old 04-27-2013, 06:41 PM
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My car has these black marks from my shoes coz of getting in and out of the car. I just bought a leather cleaning product for BMW's to clean up the leather seats on my car. Looking for a cleaning product that can do a fine job of cleaning the plastic underneath & back side of the seat. Please reply if you guys know of anything.Click image for larger version

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Old 04-28-2013, 03:24 AM
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Interior Cleaning Product?

I'd try an all purpose cleaner first, like Simple Green, and maybe an old toothbrush.

If its on there good, maybe a light dab of goof off on a rag. Just be careful with this stuff as it can do some damage if splashed around, etc. Then clean the surface off again to not leave any residue.


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Old 04-28-2013, 03:25 AM
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Oh, and to protect after try Ultima interior... I just use their Trim and Tire Guard on the outside black trim and its amazing. I hear it does the same for the interior parts
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:43 AM
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Thanks! I will try doing this.


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Old 04-28-2013, 09:00 AM
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Majic Eraser and

Majic eraser is great for removing black shoe marks- http://www.mrclean.com/en_US/magic-eraser.do

For leather use Lexol Cleaner and Lexol Conditioner, one of the best out there.
For vinyl use their Vinylex, it is a low shine UV protectant.

For a good learing source for vehicle care read some of the article at http://store.carcareonline.com/howto_articles.aspx
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:14 AM
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I get these marks constantly in my wife's minivan with light colored leather.

I swear by magic erasers, armor all all purpose cleaner, and mcguires leather cleaner and conditioner.

The all purpose cleaner on a magic eraser will take that black mark off in no time.


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Old 04-28-2013, 09:28 AM
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MAGIC ERASER! I just used one the other day to get scuff marks off our X3
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:21 AM
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Majic eraser is great for removing black shoe marks- http://www.mrclean.com/en_US/magic-eraser.do

For leather use Lexol Cleaner and Lexol Conditioner, one of the best out there.
For vinyl use their Vinylex, it is a low shine UV protectant.

For a good learing source for vehicle care read some of the article at http://store.carcareonline.com/howto_articles.aspx
Magic Eraser sounds like the product to get! I just added to the cart.

Thanks for that link on car care X3emist! Its really helpful.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:05 AM
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Tried all off the above and nothing works as good as Tuff Stuff, cheaper than mostly anything and it just works every time!
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:04 PM
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Tried all off the above and nothing works as good as Tuff Stuff, cheaper than mostly anything and it just works every time!
Looks like a strong product. No wonder it has 6 five star reviews on Wal-Mart. It says it can be used with vinyl, floor mats, fabric upholstery, etc. I suppose not for leather, right?
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:20 PM
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Dont think I've used it on leather. But it'd work on the part you have the stains on.


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Old 04-30-2013, 05:35 AM
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I have a stubborn stain on the dash of my x3 and no matter what I use it wont budge. really annoys me each time i get in the car
It looks like hot chocolate or something that has dried.....so frustrating!
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:46 AM
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I have a stubborn stain on the dash of my x3 and no matter what I use it wont budge. really annoys me each time i get in the car
It looks like hot chocolate or something that has dried.....so frustrating!
Try this product, it's awesome. Worst case you'll have enough to clean all your carpets
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