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#4479953 - 08/05/17 01:52 PM Mildew spots/stains on fabric/cloth headliner
Donald Offline


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Most mildew stain removers cannot be used on fabric or cloth, only vinyl as they contain bleach. Anyone know a product that will work on headliner in boat cabin.
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#4480033 - 08/05/17 03:36 PM Re: Mildew spots/stains on fabric/cloth headliner [Re: Donald]
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You could try LA's totally awesome, or Krud Kutter.
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#4480065 - 08/05/17 04:22 PM Re: Mildew spots/stains on fabric/cloth headliner [Re: Donald]
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Pair that with a magic eraser and a shop vac. Use the cleaner to wet, scrub with the magic eraser the wet it again to rinse and suck the moisture out with a shopvac.


Edited by danez_yoda (08/05/17 04:23 PM)

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#4480076 - 08/05/17 04:53 PM Re: Mildew spots/stains on fabric/cloth headliner [Re: Donald]
tom slick Offline


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I'd try Borax and water
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#4480403 - 08/06/17 03:07 AM Re: Mildew spots/stains on fabric/cloth headliner [Re: Donald]
Merkava_4 Offline


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Electrical contact cleaner. That's what they use to remove greasy finger prints from airplane interiors.

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#4480407 - 08/06/17 03:18 AM Re: Mildew spots/stains on fabric/cloth headliner [Re: Donald]
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Perhaps an oxygenated-bleach like OxiClean. It acts like hydrogen peroxide when combined with water, not like a harsher "chlorine" bleach.

Contact cleaner is powerful stuff. I've found it works better than engine degreaser, which is why sometimes I use it that way on oil grime on the undercarriage. But it's too expensive by volume to do so regularly.

I'd also avoid anything abrasive like a melamine sponge (Magic Eraser). Most headliner fabrics are too delicate.


Edited by Carmudgeon (08/06/17 03:20 AM)

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#4480467 - 08/06/17 06:47 AM Re: Mildew spots/stains on fabric/cloth headliner [Re: Carmudgeon]
Donald Offline


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Originally Posted By: Carmudgeon
Perhaps an oxygenated-bleach like OxiClean. It acts like hydrogen peroxide when combined with water, not like a harsher "chlorine" bleach.

Contact cleaner is powerful stuff. I've found it works better than engine degreaser, which is why sometimes I use it that way on oil grime on the undercarriage. But it's too expensive by volume to do so regularly.

I'd also avoid anything abrasive like a melamine sponge (Magic Eraser). Most headliner fabrics are too delicate.


Could I dab on hydrogen peroxide (from medicine cabinet) with a Qtip?
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#4480474 - 08/06/17 07:09 AM Re: Mildew spots/stains on fabric/cloth headliner [Re: Donald]
Donald Offline


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How about dab on some hydrogen peroxide (from medicine cabinet) with a Qtip
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#4481091 - 08/06/17 06:24 PM Re: Mildew spots/stains on fabric/cloth headliner [Re: Donald]
Carmudgeon Offline


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I've never tried it, but it's one of those "cheap household cleaner" type tips.

As the warnings say even with the professional products, "test in an inconspicuous area first."

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#4481104 - 08/06/17 06:35 PM Re: Mildew spots/stains on fabric/cloth headliner [Re: Carmudgeon]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
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Loc: Upstate NY
Originally Posted By: Carmudgeon
I've never tried it, but it's one of those "cheap household cleaner" type tips.

As the warnings say even with the professional products, "test in an inconspicuous area first."


I'll try it on my old work shirt.
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