Red cola drink exploded stained light headliner. help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RickS, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. RickS

    RickS Been here awhile

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    A red colored soft drink exploded in my wife's car. (I know). Car has a light colored headliner. Suggestions. I am afraid it might smear and the stain become larger if I don't do it right. Any detailing guys here. The stains are small and I do not want to worsen the look or make it larger.
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  2. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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  3. Tweaker

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    Same thing happened to me with vegetable juice. What a mess.
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  4. NICO

    NICO Long timer

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    Try misting it with water and using an absorbent towel to... absorb the soda.
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  5. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    So??? Did you try the K-K???:ear Just beacuse I did in the meantime, was plenty of brown and clear pop spills in my car from lending it last summer.:eek1

    Worked great and even took a lot of the old coffee spills from the notoriously hard to clean grey GM carpets. 2-3 years old spills that had defeated earlier attempts.:wink:
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  6. ibafran

    ibafran villagidiot

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    Holy crap! I always thought red pop was theee worst and basically indelable? If the K-K really works, can anybody else vouch for this?

    If so, this could be the best thing since duct tape, WD-40, Dupont Lube w/ Teflon, and synth oil put together?
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  7. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    I can vouch for the K-K on motorcycle related stuff.:clap Impossible to find in Canada so bought mine in Juneau AK. On my list again for next week in Spokane but I need the other K-K stuff with Phosphoric Acid in it, says "the must for rust" on the label and sure works good on greasy rusty motorcycle frames. And yes:clap very very very dirty cast Aluminium.:wink:
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  8. lnewqban

    lnewqban Ninjetter

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    The picture shows the best thing I have used for stained carpets, it may work or not for you, but will not worsen the stains if you follow the instructions.

    I would locate and contact a local car-detailing business that has a steam machine if this fails.

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  9. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    ^I've also had excellent results with Tuff Stuff cleaning dirty interiors.
    I can't say specifically regarding your stains, but it's worth a try and definitely KLR-friendly (CHEAP).:lol3
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  10. RickS

    RickS Been here awhile

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    It has baked on as I was not told for a few days. I used some purple power followed by wool light and it took most out. Thanks for the help
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  11. Imachimper

    Imachimper Newer than Noob

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    Get it at your local Hispanic store. We call it magic soap.
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