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    Posted: 01 November 2017 at 3:47pm
Having looked at the costs of replacing the headliner on my Beetle, I'm wondering if anyone has a suggestion for an effective cleaning compound? 

It's got 5 decades of what looks like smoke tar, and was cream originally... A neighbour's suggested using a steam cleaner, but I'm not so sure of that idea.

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Cif foam does a great job,and dry as you go with a hairdryer to save it sagging/stretching .Let it soak in for a couple of minutes before wiping gently.There will be other products to do the job,but it's always worked wonders for me.

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+1 for cif. But when I did mine only the cream was available Use a soft nail brush to work it in, then a damp cloth to wipe off.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gryan39 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 November 2017 at 12:29pm
Good tip that. Could be we winter job
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Sound advice guys!
Maybe we will all have lovely headlining after the winter....

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I used asdas kitchen cleaner with bleach. Worked amazing and smelled a lot better afterwards too. Just don't rub too hard, old headliners are brittle and can tear easily
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