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Old 13th June 2008, 15:23   #1
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Default How to clean the car roof upholstery

I have spark. In rainy season at Mumbai , it is difficult to avoid any muddy blot/streak in the neat areas inside your car. There is a black thin muddy streak on the car roof upholstery. How it can be cleaned ? Can the liquid cleaners used for plastic part or glass be used for the purpose.
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Washing powder mixed in water.

Soak a clean cloth, wipe.

Wipe with cloth dipped in plain water in the last.
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I have seen my uncle using 'white kerosine' for cleaning uphostery. it is easily available in motor markets/industrial units. Dont use blue kerosine, which is available in the markets.


you can also use upholstery/carpet cleaner foams, which are available in supermarkets and cost not more than INR 100/-.
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Take it to the service station and ask them for upholstery cleaning with interiors. They should be able to do a clean job.
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Even I have the same problem. Lots of finger stains on the roof. Was thinking of getting those carpet/fabric cleaning foam, do they work?
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I have been cleaning the roof upholstery with liberal amount of 'Colin' on a microfiber cloth to satisfaction but if the roof is very dirty Colin may not clean 100% being a mild cleaner. Takes just half hour or so. The 1st time I cleaned, had to wash the microfiber 3 times during the cleaning (with plain water) due to excess dirt
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3M or the likes do a wonderful job in upholstery cleaning. They use foam cleansers and then some sort of a vacum cleaner to get the dirt out.

A DIY remedy would be the same. Get a foam sprayer and then wipe it out with a damp cloth, post which wipe it with cloth dipped in plain water.
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