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Old 03-16-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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Unhappy First Cosmetic Blemish on the Focus...

So, after work today I went to a furniture store to pick up a bed that we had ordered. The dimensions given would have fit perfectly, and the box with the bed did with the seats folded flat, but the rails weren't accounted for and we ended up having to find room for them. In finding room we accidentally shoved the corner of the box in to my headliner. Does anyone know of a way to wash and possibly repair the damage done to the headliner. I'm beating myself up over not taking a second to think things through...




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Old 03-16-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
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Damn. That must really suck!

First of all, have you considered cleaning it with "Interior Cleaner" with and or without the "built-in brush?"

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you can try to pop that off and stick you hand there and push it out, and some seats cleaner would help.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:57 PM   #4
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i think i tell people with stains on every thread to use oxiclean. mix a bit with water and apply with a tooth brush. won't take out the color. i think if you can get it cleaned you won't even be able to tell there was any damage done to the liner. good luck!
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Not sure about headliners, but I know the Resolve upholstery cleaner works great and doesn't take out the color. I was super-paranoid after spilling a bit of balsamic vinaigrette on my passenger seat and this is why my dealer told me to use. Worked like a charm, just had to do two applications and the spot came right out with no ring or anything! Of course, like I said, it might now work on a headliner. That does suck!
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you can try to pop that off and stick you hand there and push it out, and some seats cleaner would help.
Any idea how to get under that headliner without messing it up even more?
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Just an update on this issue. I ended up using ArmorAll Oxi-Magic Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner on a microfiber cloth to wipe/dab the headliner to remove the dirt. Additionally, the padding in the headliner must be made of something that slowly expands when compressed because it's been a little less than 24 hrs and the damage is almost completely gone. I'll probably hit it one more time with the upholstery cleaner tomorrow just for good measure but I'm really happy with the way it's looking compared to yesterday . (After picture below)

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Phenomenal job! it looks like nothing ever happened.
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