So today I tried an idea I read from a couple people on this forum and other forums for removing headliner waterstains. I thought an official thread could be added to the tutorial thread to help others suffering from a disgusting looking headliner.
Step 1: Fix that sunroof, either clean the drain pipes our reprogram it so it sits flush with the roof.
Step 2: Go to your local store and buy Woolite
Step 3: Get a bucket of some sort along with a clean rag.
Step 4: Mix a very small amour of ability with water
Step 5: Soak your rag and scrub like hell. You have to scrub the entire headliner or you will see the watermarks from where you stopped.
Step 6: If one wash is enough proceed to enjoy your beautiful headliner. If it is not enough like mine repeat steps 1 through 5.
Overall I am very happy with the results and considering this took 15 minutes to do and some of my stains say for two years I am flat out amazed.
If someone does this could they post pics? I didn't take a before pic because I actually didn't think it would work. (Nothing else I did, worked) I can however show an after shot if you wish and you can just take my word that my headliner was disgusting.
Cool thanks for this. I bought mine with 146k, an aftermarket sunroof manufacturer logo in the finger slot and a disgusting black ring around the sunroof panel. I figured the original leaked and the previous owner replaced it. The new one doesn't leak at all so I'm not worried.
Another for Woolite. I took a toothbrush and rag & did my entire headliner after I bought the Jeep last year. It wasn't horrible but it was soiled around the visors and sunroof from normal use. After I cleaned the headliner it was just like new.
99' TJ Gunmetal Blue Sport /w D30 No-Slip/D44 Trac-Loc, 5spd, 2" susp./1" body, 33"MT/R's/AR767's, Durabak, Currie, Warn
07' WK Silver 5.7 QD2, Bilsteins & front strut plates.
I just shot a before video and started scrubbing. I should have reread the thread from the beginning because I kept pouring dabs of it directly on the rag and then scrubbing it directly into the headliner. So far I'm not impressed. In any case, here is the before video so the fact that I didn't follow the instructions properly has no bearing.