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Old 09-21-2010, 03:23 PM   #1
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Default headliner is NASTY

does anyone have a good way to clean it up? its pretty gnarly (i don tknow how it got so dirty..i mean i bathe daily..lol)

ill post pics tongiht perhaps of haw grimey it got in 6 years
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:00 PM   #2
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im wondering the same thing, although mine isnt that bad...
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:50 PM   #3
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I do a yearly cleaning on mine to keep it looking nice. Not sure what others use, but I have had great success with Folex. Its a no rinse cleaner; you spray on, agitate, wipe off and let dry. Might be worth a shot, I picked it up at a home improvement store.
http://www.folexcompany.com/index.html
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:06 PM   #4
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generally you hear to stay away from cleaning it. you can cause it to fluff up making it look worse.
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:15 PM   #5
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the best way.....is like what im doing.......ditching the stupidass light gray and gettin it covered in black!!!!!
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:26 AM   #6
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DIY suede headliner?
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:43 AM   #7
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i have a suede headliner... wait til joanns puts that material on sale...i got black suede.. looks sick,
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:46 AM   #8
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IDK how bad it is but maybe you should recover it!?
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:23 AM   #9
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Pics? Try to use a foam cleaner on a lightly damp MF and do not saturate the area. If it gets too wet it will ruin the adhesive.
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:31 AM   #10
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the best way.....is like what im doing.......ditching the stupidass light gray and gettin it covered in black!!!!!
This is also a good solution lol.
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Old 09-22-2010, 09:16 AM   #11
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generally you hear to stay away from cleaning it. you can cause it to fluff up making it look worse.
It's not because it fluffs up, but there are adhesives in the headliner that cleaning with harsh chemicals may loosen up.

I do my headliner with Meguiars Interior Quik Detailer. I spray it on a MF towel and wipe if down. If there are stains that don't come out that way, I'll spray a little bit on the headliner and wipe it down again. That usually does the trick.
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:00 PM   #12
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yea ive been thinking about real alcantara....BUT i dunno. its so expensive...maybe ill check out the JoAnn's microsuede....yea i looked at it again..its really disgusting...lol.

so you guys that have re-upholstered it...did you just overlay the new on the old...or did you rip the gray felt off and start fresh
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mine is fluffed up
at this point i dont bother touching the headliner anymore
maybe one day ill just paint it all black so it cant be seen
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:52 PM   #14
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ive found that the best way to clean my headliner is spraying very very very very very very little amounts of Adam's Carpet and Upholstery cleaner and agitating it. Just becareful because typically the glue used to hold the material up is water soluble.
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:53 PM   #15
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i prb wont do my headliner myself, my shop uses a company that does headliners and door panels and seats and what not.....one of the guys said he could do my headliner and all the rest of the light gray crap in black suede with a foam backing (for the headliner)......suede and labor and all for like $150
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a damp waffle weave towel works WONDERS on my headliner it takes so much dirt out.
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Tuff Stuff and an old cotton towel. Do not use an interior brush on the headliner. Spray, let it set for a minute or two, then work with the towel. Do repeatedly as necessary. Use a second dry towel to effectively wipe down to get some of the moisture out. Let dry on its own.
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:35 PM   #18
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i work at a pretty good detail shop in town and what we do is take some ajax(or any decent dish soap) and mix it in a generic spray bottle with some cold(not hot cause it sets the stain) water. About one bottle full of water : two short squeezes. Then spray the headliner lightly cause the glue will come undone if you rub too vigorously or get it too wet. So just spray and lightly rub out the stains. It might help to vacuum it before hands to get all the dust out, be careful not to scratch the headliner with the wand tip.
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