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Black marks on Vinyl/plastic

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Green Knight, Jun 22, 2008.

    Green Knight guest

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    Any ideas on how to clean the black marks off the insides of the doors and jambs on a tan interior? They are like scuff marks and I have not been able to find anything that works.

    Thanks!
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    nweigen

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    remove scuff marks

    Kurt - try a little WD-40 on a clean rag then gently wipe over the offending mark, it should remove the blemish.
    Let me know how it works for you.

    Norm..

    Green Knight guest

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    Black Vinyl and WD-40

    Thanks very much - it does help the smaller and more recent marks, but not much on the larger older ones. It definitely works best on the textured leatherette/vinyl over the glove box area and the back of the seats. Not much change in the door panel areas.

    Thanks very much for the guidance!

    Kurt
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    nweigen

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    Black marks on v/p

    Kurt, glad that it works,

    Norm...
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    Bimmerdan

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    Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Not sure why or how it works so well but it does (I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it for myself!).

    Check out this thread... http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=214497

    Let me know if you try it and if you have the same results I did (which were great by the way).

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    Mr Clean

    Thanks very much!! The pics on the other link are pretty impressive. Will give it a try!

    Kurt

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    Bimmerdan

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    That's great to hear! I'm glad it worked out for you!!

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    another thing to try

    I've had good luck with Soft Scrub (but NOT one with bleach). It works especially great on shoe marks on the lower side of your seats and inner door panels.

    (First try on a small inconspicuous area to make sure there is no discoloration of the vinyl or plastic.)
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    r2j75

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    This works for me

    On painted surfaces try polishing it by hand, usually takes it right out. For other surfaces I use Griot's Garage Interior Cleaner. It may take a little more elbow grease but it's very gentle on the surfaces and you should not have any problems with it. I haven't in several years of using it.

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