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Old 04-12-2016, 02:54 PM   #1
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Upholstery cleaning?

If you had a black plastic, light colored fabric interior that had some tire scuffs and brake dust, what would you use to clean it? Asking for a friend with a not so happy wife. Thanks!
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Old 04-12-2016, 03:09 PM   #2
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Old 04-12-2016, 05:07 PM   #3
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This (yes seriously):

Really seriously and not fake seriously?
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Old 04-12-2016, 05:50 PM   #4
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Yes, that stuff is awesome. Not sure I've tried your exact use case, but worth a try.
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Yes, that stuff is awesome. Not sure I've tried your exact use case, but worth a try.
I bought some. Now waiting for the car to be available. We'll find out, but either way thanks for the tip!
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:18 PM   #6
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I've had really great results with resolve carpet cleaner w/ oxy clean. YMMV
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:50 PM   #7
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I highly recommend Gonzo Stain Remover.

We bought a small bottle (4 oz) at Bed Bath and Beyond years ago and it worked better than anything else we used. When it ran out, I bought a gallon on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Gonzo-Stain-Re...+stain+remover
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I bought some. Now waiting for the car to be available. We'll find out, but either way thanks for the tip!
I haven't had any problems with it bleaching or staining fabrics, but obviously check before you get carried away with it....
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:51 PM   #9
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I tired it a bit. Wi the garage and interior lighting, it's hard to tell which parts are dirty, which are shadows, etc. Shining a flashlight just blow it all out to look all clean. I tried it on a few places that I know were dirty, but going over it with a damp cloth after makes it look damp (like I'd expect). I'm going to have to wait to see it in sunlight, I think.
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:19 PM   #10
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...going over it with a damp cloth....
Should've gone with the brush.
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