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#1 (permalink) Old 08-12-2004, 10:08 AM
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The inside interior of my car is dirty in a few places. The first one being on the roof and the second is right where the driver side door closes. I'm guessing it is from reaching back and grabbing the seat belt.

My question is...has anyone here cleaned their interior before? What is the best way to go about doing that.

Thanks for any help.

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Lexol Vinyl cleaner/conditioner along with Lexol Leather cleaner and Lexol Leather conditioner. Use micro fiber or terry cloth towels to apply and wipe. The SOB will be clean.

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Awesome, thanks for the quick reply. On the other boards, the folks mentioned oxyclean. You ever used that?
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I use meguiars leather cleaner, works great.

Buy a steam cleaner and get those floors clean

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Well, it's on the roof of the car, not the floors or the leather. My roof is light grey and there is some stains (put there before I purchased the car) that I would like to remove. Same for the grey material near my head, where my seatbelt is. I just need to figure out how to remove these stains and what a safe way to do it is. Thanks for the replies folks.

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Ok... oxyclean is ok. It works well most of the time. You can try it and see what happens. For carpet material, this carpet cleaner called FOLEX (available at Home depot and target) is the best thing Ive ever seen in my life. This stuff took out year old coffee and wine stains that the professional carpet cleaner couldnt take out.

Use it with a steam cleaner and you'll own every stain in the world.

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For carpet/material stains that don't come out with Folex (grease based, brake dust,mostly) try Greased Lightning.

Test it in an hidden spot first. It works on clothes also (same as Folex).

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wait, why is there wine stains in your car?

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haha... the wine stain was inside the house and not in my car. But Folex is seriously freakin amazing.

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once i adjusted my seat while driving and listening to the radio... but i kind of cheated, i muted the radio, before pushing the seat buttons


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FOLEX is no joke!!!! That stuff took out some serious stains!
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Originally posted by Bluewater41@Aug 12 2004, 10:48 AM
The inside interior of my car is dirty in a few places. The first one being on the roof and the second is right where the driver side door closes. I'm guessing it is from reaching back and grabbing the seat belt.

My question is...has anyone here cleaned their interior before? What is the best way to go about doing that.

Thanks for any help.

Ryan
HA, you guys are funny!

This is if you have some cash. I had all sorts of stains on my headliner esp. around the sunroof area when I bought my 1995 318i last june. The BMW dealership in Manhattan took care of it for 129$ (Full SPA interior detail). The car not only looked new, their cleaning supplies left a nice new car smell in there that I still have now in mid september. Plus they washed my exterior and cleaned my rims for free (still not sure if it was a mistake, or if they do that for all BMWs that come in for servicing)
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