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Cleaning The Vinyl by nightscar
Started on: 02-24-2014 01:39 AM
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Hey Guys and Gals,
I didn't want to resurrect this old forum post:

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...041015-2-052432.html

But I wanted to ask, is the Mr. Clean magic eraser still the best to use when cleaning the Fieros internal vinyl?
Or is there something else?
And if the Mr. Clean eraser is still good
Has anyone tried the Extra power eraser? Or would that be to much?
Thanks
Todd

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I used a magic eraser on my jeep, and it almost seemed to take color out of the vinyl and bleach it. I was disappointed, it looked ugly and it was visually different from the dash. I always find 409 does the trick.

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Report this Post02-24-2014 07:18 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I use any of the cleaning products like Simple Green, Fantastic, 409. Mequires also has vinyl and leather cleaners that are very good. On rubber, I love Mequires Rubber Cleaner, especially on tires for car shows. Ive never noticed any ill effect from Mr Clean Erasers myself.
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Report this Post02-24-2014 02:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin87FieroGTSend a Private Message to Kevin87FieroGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Mr. Clean Erasers do work well. I also like using Simple Green Concentrate in a spray bottle with a light brush. What ever you use, follow with a rag and some clean water to get the soap residue off.
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Used 409 straight and Mr.Clean magic erasers....Worked perfect before repainting all my interior black including the dash.
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Report this Post02-24-2014 04:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for nightscarClick Here to Email nightscarSend a Private Message to nightscarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thank you all for the replies. I'll have to pick up some 409 and a Mr. Clean Eraser and give it a go.
I'm going to be repainting my center console, so if it gets a lil bleached that's fine.
Its already light gray, so I don't think ti will notice much
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Report this Post02-24-2014 07:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for nightscarClick Here to Email nightscarSend a Private Message to nightscarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well I went out today and grabbed a Mr. Clean eraser, and some simple green.

Before:


After:




I have to say that eraser works wonders.
Can't wait to try it on the rest of my Fiero this summer

Now will this cleaning process be enough to do before a paint job? or should I use something else to get the center console ready?

Thanks again guys!
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Report this Post02-24-2014 08:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CsjagClick Here to Email CsjagSend a Private Message to CsjagEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I would wipe it down with alcohol before I painted it.
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Originally posted by Csjag:

I would wipe it down with alcohol before I painted it.



50% Isopropyl Alcohol?
or should it be stronger?

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50% is strong enough
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I ruined my 1968 RS/SS Camaro seats with regular Fantastik in the early 70's It dried the vinyl and they all cracked
Interior was white so i had to clean them regularly .

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Originally posted by Csjag:

50% is strong enough


Ok cool, now not to change the subject of the original post
But..
When I go to paint my center console.. Do I have to precoat it with something like a base?
Or just paint it straight charcoal?

And instead of making a new post..
What would be a good general purpose grease I can use on the fiero?
For like the linkages under the shifter
Or the door hidges
Other things ect thoughout the fiero
Thanks again guys
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Report this Post02-25-2014 06:54 AM Click Here to See the Profile for CsjagClick Here to Email CsjagSend a Private Message to CsjagEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If you are using paint for vinyl ( which you should), follow what the can recommends. I use the lithium grease in the spray can with the small plastic tube from wally world. Its good for getting the grease onto specific areas like door hinges, etc. On plastic parts I use the spray silicon.
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Originally posted by Csjag:

I would wipe it down with alcohol before I painted it.


Do not use rubbing alcohol - it contains lanolin!

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Originally posted by olejoedad:


Do not use rubbing alcohol - it contains lanolin!


I wont be painting till summer, just gathering info atm.
But im glad you said somthing. Cause thats what I was going to use lol
So dont use alcohol at all?
Will just cleaning with a mr. Clean eraser and drying with a good cloth be enough or..
Is there somthing else I should do to prep the surface.
I thought I read somewhere there was a special primer you use for vinyl?
Or just go right for the paint?
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Denatured alcohol would work well.

Buy paint for vinyl, follow the manufacturer's directions.
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Originally posted by olejoedad:

Denatured alcohol would work well.

Buy paint for vinyl, follow the manufacturer's directions.


O ok cool
Ty and ya ill probably buy that vinyl paint from the fiero store
Unless walmart or lowels can match the color better and is better prices
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