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CLEANING DOOR TRIMS AND SEATS

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Borgey, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. Borgey

    Borgey Well-Known Member

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    I kinda had a spare day today and only had 1 child to juggle so thought I'd give the bus a quick vacuum. Well one thing led to another and I got a little carried away. This is what it looked like thismorning....[​IMG]
    And this is what it looked like after a quick vacuum.....
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    Well actually I never ended up using the vaccum at all. The PO has painted the floor using kill rust and all looks in good nick. So whilst it was all apart I managed to get the back speakers wired up and working. So with all trims off and seats out I'd like to give them a good scrub before I put them back in. Was just going to get stuck in with gumption but thought I'd ask here first for any other worthy products??
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    To my surprise the trims are in good nick and must still be the originals. Not bad for 42 years!
     
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  2. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Try some vinegar/water mixture or a mild detergent in a spray bottle and nail brush with soft circular then longitudinal the latitudinal motions .... Am sure some others will have other ideas - if original vinyl coverings/upholstery treated it gently :D .....
     
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  3. larrywaves

    larrywaves Member

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    White spirits will clean it off very easily and not do any damage at all.
     
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  4. grumble

    grumble Well-Known Member

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    In the trade we used Kitten Upholstery cleaner successfully, but avoid getting the cards wet. White spirit (dry cleaning fluid) works well on the cloth upholstery not so sure on vinyl.
     
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  5. splitbus

    splitbus Well-Known Member

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  6. larrywaves

    larrywaves Member

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    Works perfectly on vinyl . I have been cleaning my seats and door trims with it for 10 years. Never a problem.
     
  7. Borgey

    Borgey Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone. Will give them a scrub over the weekend and put up some pics
     
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  8. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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  9. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    Just ordered 1L of Arco $22 ( plenty to do a Bus ) plus $15 P & H, will post results after Easter. This is the current state.

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  10. Borgey

    Borgey Well-Known Member

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    Ok great...thanks poptop.
     
  11. Borgey

    Borgey Well-Known Member

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    Ok I had enough time today to get a few of the trims cleaned using gumption. Very happy with the result.
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    Lookin good
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  12. Borgey

    Borgey Well-Known Member

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    And tidied up the ashtray too...
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  13. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Rob they have come up really nicely - I do like Gumpton myself - but it looks like they were in pretty good condition to start with. I did the same thing with our ash tray when we first got the 75.
     
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  14. Borgey

    Borgey Well-Known Member

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    Yeah they weren't too bad, just a bit dirty n a few scuff marks. Will get onto the seats eventually.
     
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  15. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    Hi Rob
    Looks great, Arco hasn't arrived yet!
    What did you use to freshen up the ashtray?
    Cheers
    Mark
     
  16. Borgey

    Borgey Well-Known Member

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    I just gave it a scrub with soapy water and a spray with armor-all. I did the diagram with a 0.8mm posca pen from newsagency. Thinking I might spray the metal part silver next.
     
  17. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    Arco waiting to be collected from the post office!
     
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  18. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    Ok Arco, you definitely only need 1 container. The colour of the cloth as it extracts 44 years of gunk .....

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  19. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    My seats appear to be sunburnt.

    The bits which are the correct colour are really clean.

    I've got an unopened container if anyone's interested, PM.

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  20. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    Finished the driver seat with Arco this afternoon, time for football - Go Pies!

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