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post #1 of 16 Old 03-08-2013, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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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.


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post #2 of 16 Old 03-09-2013, 06:20 AM
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Step 4: Mix a very small amour of ability with water


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Amour of ability??? So, what where you really trying to say lol.
It amazing what these phones spell checkers will come up with.

Thanks for the write up.

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post #3 of 16 Old 03-09-2013, 09:06 AM
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I'm assuming it supposed to say: Mix a very small amount of woolite with water. And yeah, woolite is the best at cleaning upholstery.
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post #4 of 16 Old 03-09-2013, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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I'm assuming it supposed to say: Mix a very small amount of woolite with water. And yeah, woolite is the best at cleaning upholstery.
Correct.

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post #5 of 16 Old 03-09-2013, 10:12 AM
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I've got to try this because my headliner is disgusting.

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post #6 of 16 Old 03-09-2013, 10:16 AM
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I've got to try this because my headliner is disgusting.
Why would that be? Do you happen to have photos of "how" it got that way?

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post #7 of 16 Old 03-09-2013, 10:23 AM
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mines pretty bad too

got water stains and scuff marks from hauling tires lol

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post #8 of 16 Old 03-09-2013, 05:58 PM
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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.

Looking forward to trying this!
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post #9 of 16 Old 03-09-2013, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Do everyone a favor and take pics. So we have proof of how well it works.

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post #10 of 16 Old 03-10-2013, 08:19 PM
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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.

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post #11 of 16 Old 03-23-2013, 11:51 AM
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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.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM6Q1AUKihw
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post #12 of 16 Old 03-29-2013, 09:24 PM
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Has anyone ever had to work on their skylight? Sometimes after having mine in "vent" mode, it drops down and doesn't "lift" back up to flush with the roof.

Any ideas?

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post #13 of 16 Old 03-29-2013, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, there is a "reset" mode. It involves opening it and putting it in vent mode. I will search for it.


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1: hit "vent" vutton till goes to full vent then release button

2: hit vent button 2nd time, for 5 seconds

It will then recalibrate itself...
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post #14 of 16 Old 03-29-2013, 09:52 PM
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Yes, there is a "reset" mode. It involves opening it and putting it in vent mode. I will search for it.
I will try this tomorrow, brilliant! Thanks, man!

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post #15 of 16 Old 03-29-2013, 10:00 PM
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I couldn't wait! Your instructions were spot on and it worked the first time!

Thanks again! You saved me a trip to the dealer (uhg)!

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