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The guy who painted and buffed my car got buffing compound splattered all over my new headliner because the sideglass is not yet in the car.

I got most of the speckles off, but there are still some faint white "stains" left where each of the speckles was removed. I used some armor-all clearner for convertibles & vynil tops and a plastic bristle brush up to this point.

Is there any way I can get these small white stains out of my black headliner???
 

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PPG makes a good spray on product for cleaning this stuff, works great for compound residue. I believe it is in the specialty products line. Comes in a 1 gallon container, I can't remember the part number. Bob
 

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I am not telling you to do this, ;) but I will tell you I cleaned a dirty spot off my new PUI parchment headliner with laqure thinner. :eek:
I also cleaned some contact cement off of it with laqure thinner. :eek:
But im still NOT telling you to do this?

Hope this helps T.C.
 

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"Rubbing compound is water soluble. Try a wet rag"

Dude, been there done that.

Like I said, I removed most of it. But there appears to be little white stains left behind where each glob of compound was on the headliner.

Or at least they are smaller speckles stuck in the crosshatching pattern of the headliner.

I don't think I'm gonna try the laquer thinner, I'll try to find that OOPS stuff first...
 

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NO...that OOPS stuff is less harmfull
than prepsall (pre-cleaner)
its sold to the pubic.
pre-cleaner (prepsall)is a shop item.
ALSO if your headliner is black,....
try a quick swipe with a magic marker.
then reduce the swipe,or dab,, with the shop
prep sol :eek: :D
 

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scratch the last idea with a magic marker.
do not use a "PERMANENT MARKER" pen.
the prepall will not help.

TRY OOPS
IT WONT HURT

P.S do not use a magic marker

WHAT WAS I THINKING
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Have you tried water to soften it then compressed air and a tooth brush?
If you loosen it by scrubbing you can steam it tight again.
How about a drycleaning pad?
T.C.
 

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hey got a idea, wet the area,
then use a (air hose){gun}?handle"
what ever its called.
the thing that shoots air from a (air compresser)
air gun?
maybe the air pressure will "move" material
off the headliner.?

lets us know
 

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I have covered some some scratches in vinyl in the past, and it worked pretty good. I used Kiwi brand shoe polish (paste kind not the liquid) and put it on with a Q-tip just in the area's that were scratched and wiped gentley with a clean rag. If you don't like the way it looks just wipe it off.
I'm not sure if it will work on your headliner but it's worth a try. Good Luck!
 
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