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What to use to clean the interior ceiling fabric?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Charlievee, Aug 9, 2023.

  1. Aug 9, 2023 at 1:26 PM
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    Charlievee

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    What is the best way... (Besides removing) to clean the fabric headliner of the 4runner?
     
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    ReRunner

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    1 or 2 teaspoons Woolite to 1 Quart of distilled water in a spray bottle. Lightly spray on surface, don't saturate. Blot, don't rub. Stubborn stains may take a couple applications. After it drys and the stain is gone, you can repeat with plain water to remove any soapy residue not visible(not really necessary though.)
     
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    Captain Spalding

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    Steam and blot.
     
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    3JOH22A

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    I just use Spray Nine and a microfiber towel, same with all other fabric and plastic interior surfaces (except the gauge cluster acrylic).
     
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    nimby

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    Have you tried peeing on it?

    I've heard that works on a lot of things.
     
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    Charlievee

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    1st thing i tried, obviously.
     
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    Do you have stains or just dust/dirt? If it's just dusty, the vacuum will do a pretty good job with one of those medium size brush heads. I was pleasantly surprised to find a light gray headliner underneath the dark gray one.

    Stains I don't know - every time I try to clean a stain (whether shirt, pants, seats, carpet, etc.) I just seem to make it worse.
     
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    Normally i get away with the vacuum, this time it requires a bit more. Mostly dirt and one blood stain from a bug i swatted out the window a bit to forcefully. Oh, and she smoked in it, so some nicotine.
     
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    I used oxi clean for rugs. The stuff you use for your rugs and sofas at home.
    I was servicing my sunroof and ended up getting grease spots on the headliner fabric.
    A quick spray and rub with damp cloth cleaned right up and no residue.
     
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  10. Aug 9, 2023 at 6:06 PM
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    DirtyHairy

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    I’ve also had success using Oxiclean Carpet Stain Remover to clean spots off of my headliner.

    https://www.amazon.com/OxiClean-Car...cint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-4583726553875170
     
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    buraurio

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    I have used upholstery cleaner from the local auto parts store and have had good results. Just don't use the brush that comes with the can. Use a towel to wipe off.
     
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    I used shout. Light sprays and then wipe off
     

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