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  • What is best for cleaning interior plastic?

    There are some awsome looking Festys in the group. I would like some input on the best thing you've found to clean the plastic and vinyl interior parts. I have some Tuff stuff and it leaves a residue and everything feels sticky after cleaning. Especially the shifter and steering wheel. What gets the dirt off and leaves it really clean?
    '89L 110k mi. BP/G swapped
    '90LX 68k mi. wrecked 12/14 RIP
    '90 F250 4X4 105K mi.
    '13 Kia Rio 5 LX 40k mi.
    '14 Kia Rio 5 EX 44k mi. Daily
    '64 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk
    '66 International Harvester pickup

  • #2
    here are some things you'll need:

    1. sponge
    2. powder detergent (tide)
    3. 2 buckets of water
    4. wet and dry vacuum cleaner
    5. chamois towel

    mix 4 scoops of tide with a gallon of water then mix. the higher the concentration, the better. dip the sponge then squeeze until you rinse all the water. get the bubbles and apply it to dirty area - ninyl, fabric, plastic, dashboard. then wipe the bubbles and residue with wet chamois. rinse the sponge in the tide mixturee and the chamois, in the bucket of clean water. if on fabric, use vacuum cleaner with the brush end to pick up excess residue.

    pardon the english but i hope you get the idea.

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    • #3
      yup you said it!!! good old tide to the rescue


      Mike, AKA the sasquatch
      1990 LX, bp+T/g25mr, 9psi dynoed at 194HP, turbonetics t3/to4e 57trim, haltech E6X standalone, 550cc injectors, turbosmart wastegate, synapse BOV, walbro 255 fuel pump, aeromotive FPR, AEM wideband, 3 inch exhaust, huge FMIC, 9LB flywheel, 6 puck clutch and way more parts that im forgetting i installed lol...

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      • #4
        I find Mr. Clean magic eraser works wonders.
        Axlander9289, brother of ThisVelologist

        Festivas past:
        Aqua '92 Festiva L - Sold "Dale"
        White '89 Festiva L Plus - RIP "Dudley"
        White '93 Festiva GL - Sold to thisvelologist "Frito"
        Red '91 Festiva L - Sold to Louieisawesome "Geraldo"

        Current Fleet:
        Aqua '93 Festiva L with Aspire brakes "Dale Jr."
        Black and White '93 Festiva GL Sport (White alloys and spoiler are long gone) "Blues-tiva"
        White '15 Ford Transit Connect

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        • #5
          tide is great stuff, and so is GoJo... GoJo (or any similar "mechanics soap") is right up there with WD40 and Ductape as far as a cure-all, you can use it to buff your paint, de-grease your engine, clean vinyl, cloth, etc... good stuff!
          ~Nate

          the keeper of a wonderful lil car, Skeeter.

          Current cars:
          91L "Skeeter" 170k, Aspire brakes, G15, BP, Advancedynamics coil overs, etc. My first love.
          1990 Kawasaki Ninja 250 - my gas saver, 60+mpg - 40k
          2004 MotoGuzzi Breva - my "longer range" bike - 17k

          FOTY 2008 winner!

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          • #6
            Don't think I'd buff my paint with gojo. Those little chunks of pumice make me nervous.
            Axlander9289, brother of ThisVelologist

            Festivas past:
            Aqua '92 Festiva L - Sold "Dale"
            White '89 Festiva L Plus - RIP "Dudley"
            White '93 Festiva GL - Sold to thisvelologist "Frito"
            Red '91 Festiva L - Sold to Louieisawesome "Geraldo"

            Current Fleet:
            Aqua '93 Festiva L with Aspire brakes "Dale Jr."
            Black and White '93 Festiva GL Sport (White alloys and spoiler are long gone) "Blues-tiva"
            White '15 Ford Transit Connect

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            • #7
              Stuff call T.S.P.

              BPT, G5M-R, BP26 Exintake swap + Fidanza cam gear, NSRT4 FMIC + 2.5" piping, HKS SSQV BOV, Exedy clutch, 3" downpipe + 2" all the way back, Aspire brake swap, KYB GR-2 & FMS coil spring , FMS EURO body kit + Carbon fiber hood, Falcon RTX 15X6 + Toyo proxes T1R 195/45R15

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Axlander9289
                I find Mr. Clean magic eraser works wonders.
                dont use that thing, it is filled with formalhyde AKA carcer


                Mike, AKA the sasquatch
                1990 LX, bp+T/g25mr, 9psi dynoed at 194HP, turbonetics t3/to4e 57trim, haltech E6X standalone, 550cc injectors, turbosmart wastegate, synapse BOV, walbro 255 fuel pump, aeromotive FPR, AEM wideband, 3 inch exhaust, huge FMIC, 9LB flywheel, 6 puck clutch and way more parts that im forgetting i installed lol...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sasquatch
                  [dont use that thing, it is filled with formalhyde AKA carcer
                  Check this out before you make further misrepresentations of products based on poor understanding of chemistry.

                  http://hpd.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/house...ds&id=16003386

                  Please note the Health Rating of 0.

                  The active ingredient is:
                  Formaldehyde-Melamine-Sodium bisulfite copolymer

                  Which is substantially different from formaldehyde!

                  You don't seem too unset about salt, Sodium chloride!
                  Even though it has Sodium a metal that burns in the presence of water and Chlorine a gas that was used in WW! to kill people in the trenches.
                  No, because combined and bonded the way they are, the new compound has difference chemical properties.
                  So Formaldehyde-Melamine-Sodium bisulfite copolymer has different properties from formaldehyde.

                  Hope you don't drink water with all that hydrogen in it!
                  Remember the Hindenburg?
                  Not to mention all the Oxygen which is the culprit in all the house and forest fires.

                  "carcer" is this a form of cancer specific to cars?
                  '93 Blue 5spd 230K(down for clutch and overall maintanence)
                  '93 White B6 swap thanks to Skeeters Keeper
                  '92 Aqua parts Car
                  '93 Turquoise 5spd 137K
                  '90 White LX Thanks to FB71

                  "Your God of repentance will not save you.
                  Your holy ghost will not save you.
                  Your God plutonium will not save you.
                  In fact...
                  ...You will not be saved!"

                  Prince of Darkness -1987

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                  • #10
                    ^ PU241 FTW!
                    Axlander9289, brother of ThisVelologist

                    Festivas past:
                    Aqua '92 Festiva L - Sold "Dale"
                    White '89 Festiva L Plus - RIP "Dudley"
                    White '93 Festiva GL - Sold to thisvelologist "Frito"
                    Red '91 Festiva L - Sold to Louieisawesome "Geraldo"

                    Current Fleet:
                    Aqua '93 Festiva L with Aspire brakes "Dale Jr."
                    Black and White '93 Festiva GL Sport (White alloys and spoiler are long gone) "Blues-tiva"
                    White '15 Ford Transit Connect

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                    • #11
                      Thanks. I'll try the Tide.
                      '89L 110k mi. BP/G swapped
                      '90LX 68k mi. wrecked 12/14 RIP
                      '90 F250 4X4 105K mi.
                      '13 Kia Rio 5 LX 40k mi.
                      '14 Kia Rio 5 EX 44k mi. Daily
                      '64 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk
                      '66 International Harvester pickup

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by sasquatch
                        Originally posted by Axlander9289
                        I find Mr. Clean magic eraser works wonders.
                        dont use that thing, it is filled with formalhyde AKA carcer
                        What? Thier just a micro fiber that works like sand paper. Their trick is they fall apart or clog up before any damage occurs.

                        All of the above works great...I use Mr. Clean..personal preference.I think the greatest trick is whatever agent you use....mix it with as water as hot as you can handle and not to use to much.

                        For sticky crap...mineral spirits...for real stuborn grime...Purple Power by Castrol.
                        Joe Lutz

                        The SKATE ..... 1992L 5spd
                        The Greatest Purchase I Ever Made

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