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Old 02-16-2006, 12:09 PM   #1
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Inside Door Handles

On the driver and passenger side inside door handles; the arm rest part, not the actual handle. On the leather there is some kind of sticky residue. I have tried leather cleaner, apulstry cleaner, even windex, nothing is working. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-16-2006, 01:49 PM   #2
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If there is residue on both sides my first reaction is that there is some fading there because its unlikely someone could get residue on both handles. However it also may very well be some residue there, this is a common area for build ups due to human oils that constantly sit on those types of surfaces. Two recommendations for you to choose between. The 303 Aerospace Cleaner and Spot Remover is a great all purpose cleaner that works great on vinyl, plastic and even leather (i don't recommend using it a lot on leather). Another product you can use is the Leatherique Prestine Clean, this is by far the best leather cleaner w/conditioners in it on the market. It deep cleans any leather, vinyl, plastic surface. I typically only use it on seats but apply it to faded vinyl or plastic because it does a great job of restoring surfaces. After you apply it wipe it off with a damp microfiber towe and then dry up any moisture with a dry microfiber. This process is great for any surface you want to deep clean and bring some life back into. Let me know if you have any questions.

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