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Old 08-07-2010, 03:21 PM
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Here are shocking images of the interior of my car the day I bought it. It was truly beat down looking because of 2 things:

1. The use of Armor All
2. Years of built of dirt that had bonded to the Armor All

DO NOT USE ARMOR ALL...EVER it will destroy the interior of your car.

Here are images of the interior before and after, all I did was strip years of Armor All and dirt using the fantastic Magic Erasure product. These images were taken before the door panel restore..note the slight separation of the vinyl from the door panel.
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:13 PM
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Looks terrific.

What did you use to make the seats look like new?
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:15 PM
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Magic Erasure product?? Never heard of it!
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:24 PM
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Magic Erasure product?? Never heard of it!
It's "Magic Eraser" from "Mr. Clean."

Never knew it could clean leather...

http://www.mrclean.com/en_US/magic-e...th-scrubber.do
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:13 PM
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Yes it's Magic Eraser, you can get it anywhere and it does a fantastic job of cleaning without damaging. Do not use cleaners with it just hot water and a very light touch...do not scrub. You will see the grime come off on the pad and just rinse until it's clean. Only use this once to strip then clean with hot water on a regular basis.

As a rule I use only hot water and a terry cloth, very high quality cotton towel (with piping removed) or micro fiber towel to clean my interior components. I used to use only high quality cotton but I do like micro fiber now. I've done this for years on all my vehicles and I can say that they have all looked brand new inside to the day I sold them unlike most of my friends interiors.
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:36 PM
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Michael, very nice! My wife swears by the Magic Eraser's around the house [we have small children]. I need to try this.
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Nice!

I need to try that on some leather couches.
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Old 08-10-2010, 05:54 PM
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Wow.. That interior looks brand new. My tan interior needs some love due to PO's liberal Armor all or something. Was wondering what to use. What are your thoughts on Lexol leather cleaner and conditioner ? I was thinking of trying that.
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Old 08-10-2010, 06:01 PM
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Very very nice. I've been using leatherique prestine clean but it still seems to leave behind a residue of years of some sort of oily coating that has worked into the seats. Mine look a lot like your before picture.

I'll give this a try.
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Old 08-10-2010, 06:51 PM
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Just rated this thread 5 stars and subscribed. Michael, please join Rennlist; your talents are excellent.
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:03 PM
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This is great! Over what period of time did you go from before to after? I see some changes of speakers, shift handles, etc... Do you wet the magic eraser to remove the old stuff? Great info!
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Nice work. Thanks.
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:53 PM
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Be careful when using Magic Eraser and other products like it. It's quite abrasive. So, while great on some surfaces, like flat latex paint, on some surfaces, it will damage or leave marks. This explains why...

http://home.howstuffworks.com/magic-....htm/printable
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:07 AM
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need to try this as well. looks good. we normaly use this to cleen the spatters on the vinyl of the swimming pool.
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Old 10-12-2010, 04:01 PM
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FANTASTIC RESULTS!

WOW

yes the glossy interior look is TERRIBLE!

who knew you could clean that crap up with the magic eraser of all things. The best compliment i could pay to you is that the interior surface looks like new.
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