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Old 02-12-2018, 07:59 PM   #1
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Anyone have a good recommendation (cleaning agent & method) on how to best clean one's Volvo 240 headliner? This may seem like a silly question, but everytime I have tried to clean a small, inconspicuous spot, I get a gray, smudge looking mark. Have tried just warm water, and I still get this smudgemark. Any ideas as to why? Any ideas about how to get a whiter,cleaner headliner out of this? So far Ive tried, purple power, windex, castrol cleaner, and few other junk. Volvo 240 1990
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:20 PM   #2
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I've had good luck cleaning headliner and upholstery with mechanics hand wipes that I get at the dollar store.


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Old 02-12-2018, 08:40 PM   #3
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Purple power, mean green, most any thing. They UV protectant.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:11 AM   #4
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Purple power, mean green, most any thing. They UV protectant.
I suspect those would not be good for the adhesive holding the headliner up.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:21 AM   #5
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The headliner is vinyl. There are a variety of vinyl cleaners available.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:28 AM   #6
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Magic Eraser ftw
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:26 PM   #7
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:47 PM   #8
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Dial soap, warm water, and microfiber cloths.
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:07 AM   #9
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Thanks for the advice. Man was this thing filthy, I started with total awesome, then went to simple green. But ended up using magic eraser. What worked best? All of them.
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No love on the dial soap?
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i bought a steamer and use a very dilute dishsoap mixture and a soft sponge just to loosen some of the more stuck stuff.. works better than anything i've ever used in the past.
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I have no idea how this would work on a Volvo vinyl headliner but I have another car with a polyester cloth headliner that gets soiled because of driving with the top down. Manufacturer directs that rubbing alcohol is appropriate for cleaning. Instead, I use brake cleaner. Spray it on and it takes the dirt off as it rapidly evaporates.
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