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Old 09-02-2012, 07:12 PM   #1
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Cleaning Interior vinyl trim - color comes off and dries sticky.

Maybe you can help with this one. I have a 2001 e46 convertible with the sand interior. I was cleaning the vinyl around the seat belt holders (on the top of the front seats) and around the door speakers. I noticed that my cloth was stained the sand color, and the surface of the vinyl was sticky when it dried. I used Vinylex. The more I applied it, the more color came off and the surface remained sticky when dry. Any idea why it does this? And how do I clean it so it isn't sticky?
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:50 PM   #2
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Maybe someone at some point dyed your seats. I see no reason why stock dye would come off
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:58 PM   #3
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Thanks for the idea, but it's not the seat, it's the trim. And also around the door speaker. Nothing was ever dyed as far as I know. I'm the original owner.
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