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Old 10-16-2005, 06:14 PM   #1
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Need to clean my headliner. Suggestions?

I drive with my windows cracked open, about 2 inches on each side. As a result, the headliner and B pillar fabric toward the top of the window on both sides is really brown with dirt and stuff.

Its rather ugly, and I would like to clean it, but I am afraid of ruining it and being forced to buy an anthracite M headliner (pimp, but not something i wanna buy now ). Should I just start with some warm water?

Any suggestions are appreciated
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Old 10-17-2005, 12:41 AM   #2
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Brendan, try a bottle of this stuff...here

I've used other interior products, and nothing comes out as easy and safe as that stuff.
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Old 10-17-2005, 11:48 AM   #3
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thanks ced
gonna see if water does the trick first. car is so far away in the parking garage tho, i am lazy to walk there
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Old 10-31-2005, 10:55 AM   #4
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If it's not too late, try vacuuming the headliner first with an upholstery tool. Then touch up any problem areas with the Griot's Interior Cleaner.
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Old 11-08-2005, 10:48 PM   #5
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If it's not too late, try vacuuming the headliner first with an upholstery tool. Then touch up any problem areas with the Griot's Interior Cleaner.
i agree...i just got a sample of their interior cleaner with my last order....all i can say is WOW. it really cleans up the upholstery without discolouring it. i finally have an all purpose interior cleaner, without having to use my Meguiars #39 & #40 vinyl cleaners and carpet cleaner
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cheap fix

I know this is an old thead, but i always enjoy adding to ideas, based on my experience. I had some lipstick on my headliner, some really nasty dirt marks on it, too. I had a bottle of "Awesome" from the Dollar Store (I believe Wal Mart sells it too) in the garage and used it in a small non-descipt area. I sprayed the area, let it sit for about a minute, and gently wiped it away. After seeing all the great results, I used it on all the spots.

Final Results: my headliner is spotless and prestine.
Hope this helps!

By the way...i didnt dillute the spray.
And, this is the skinny bottle. It looks sorta like apple juice.
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I have used those amor-all cleaning whipes, they seem to remove the dirt from the a pillars and around the sun roof well.
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I use Resolve "Spot Magic" aerosol carpet cleaner on my headliner and sunshade...works great.
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