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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-05-2009, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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Sunscreen stains interior of car

My wife's sunscreen on her arms and legs is leaving whitish stains on the interior of our car. I have tried removing them with no luck. Our other car has a permanent large white stain where she has rested her arm while driving. I don't want this to happen to our new 2009 Mazda 3. Has anyone had any experience removing these kinds of stains? Any help would be appreciated.

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You sure they sunscreen?
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Fairly sure. Why?
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Re: Sunscreen stains interior of car

It was a joke.

Anyways, what have you used to try removing the stain? I used water before and rubbed aggressively and it came off.
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[quote author=tigermack link=topic=149627.msg3211711#msg3211711 date=1246824309]
You sure they sunscreen?
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[quote author=dubois link=topic=149627.msg3211707#msg3211707 date=1246824211]
My wife's sunscreen on her arms and legs is leaving whitish stains on the interior of our car. I have tried removing them with no luck. Our other car has a permanent large white stain where she has rested her arm while driving. I don't want this to happen to our new 2009 Mazda 3. Has anyone had any experience removing these kinds of stains? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks... :shock:
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Have you tried to remove it with anything? If so, what products?

At my shop, I would use either Meguiar's All-Purpose Cleaner and/or my steamer.

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Re: Sunscreen stains interior of car

I get the joke now! I have tried to remove just with water and a cloth...
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Re: Sunscreen stains interior of car

If you want a cheap interior cleaner, mix up 6 parts water to 1 part Woolite (yes, Woolite) in a spray bottle. Spray it on the effected areas and wipe off. If necessary, use a soft-bristle brush to agitate area before wiping off.

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Re: Sunscreen stains interior of car

Yeah, a mixture of diluted laundry detergent and water works great...found some stains from my wife's hair gel on the passenger headrest (she spikes her hair in the back), and a very gentle mixture of water and All detergent got it out no problem.

A handheld steamer is a great idea too.

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Try one of these lint remover brushes.

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Re: Sunscreen stains interior of car

suggest you try a spray cleaner in the can called "tuff stuff", red and yellow can, just spray on, let it work for a few minutes, then wipe off, good for all interior cleaning (not leather) been using it for years.

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