Post by johnwp5bcoupe on Sept 1, 2008 18:50:22 GMT
I tried everything to remove stains before making a new one nothing worked for me Cillit Bang had the best results but once the material has a heavy stain it was a waste of time! but good luck a pic or 2 before and after would be good
We have a product here called CLR. It's a liquid for removing Calcium, Lime, and Rust stains from various things. It will clean old kettles and take rust stains off an old bath for example. I wonder if that would work?
My headlining (71 P5b Saloon) was stained with what looked like cigar smoke. Came off easily with some vinylprep I'd bought to use with vinylkote on the armrest. I think the company is called formula 40 and you can buy it through Woolies (woolstenholmes) the trim people. I couldn't believe how white it was after!
Excepting rust stains and nicotine staining the majority of dirt on the headlining of any car is years of general dirt and dust bought in through the air vents. The safest cleaning method for this (including cloth headliners) is to use a good quality microfibre cloth washed out in warm water with just a drop of washing up liquid added to the water, don't put the washing up liquid in first as it will just froth up and don't use too much as it will leave smears, 2 drops per half bucket is ideal. Gently wipe a small area at a time turning the cloth to a clean part before each wipe, keep rinsing out the cloth and change the water as soon as it starts to discolour, you will be amazed at how much dirt comes out of the average clean looking headlining. Microfibres are the magic ingredient in most cleaning situations as the microfibre technology 'helps' to do the work, use minimal detergents and chemicals but keep the cloths washed, they are fine in the washing machine but they become ruined if washed with fabric conditioner. Hope this helps.