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When I bought my (used) V last fall, I noticed that the previous owner's wife / girlfriend was "less than careful" when applying makeup while riding in the car, and there appears to be makeup (incl lipstick) stains on the passenger's side headliner / visor.:mad:

Anyone have any advice or tips / tricks on how to properly clean this without damaging the material? I do have a handheld steamer, but I'm not sure if that is what I should use on this?

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haha, maybe it wasnt that she wasnt careful, maybe her significant other was very creative and the results are on your visor and headliner
 

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Anyone have any advice or tips / tricks on how to properly clean this without damaging the material?
You might try a home dry cleaning kit - supermarket - I think it's called Dryel.

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I'd spray a little Brakleen on a rag and wipe it. I'd bet that will clean it. That's what I used to clean the glue residue when I removed those hideous yellow air bag safety stickers on the visors. Can't even tell they where ever on there now.
 

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I've had very good luck with a product called "BlueMagic Carpet Stain and Spot Lifter".
 

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Given the costof a new visor cum mirror, I would consult an upholstery shop that specializes in interior restorations.
 

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ha ha ha, the content of this thread reminds me an episode of two and a half men: Charlie lent his brand new Mercedes Benz to his mother, and after her mother returned back the car he found a bra in the rear seat plus a footprint on the headliner... Long story short, he traded in his brand new Mercedes Benz and purchased another one! :D
 

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When I bought my (used) V last fall, I noticed that the previous owner's wife / girlfriend was "less than careful" when applying makeup while riding in the car, and there appears to be makeup (incl lipstick) stains on the passenger's side headliner / visor.:mad:

Anyone have any advice or tips / tricks on how to properly clean this without damaging the material? I do have a handheld steamer, but I'm not sure if that is what I should use on this?

Thanks
If it is dark (brown or black) it is probably mascara, and that comes off easily. I got it off with just water and a cloth rag. For the pink/red stains that is most likely lipstick and is a little tougher, since they are usually oil-based. So, I would try a little glass cleaner on a paper towel (the ammonia in the glass cleaner is a degreaser). If those don't work try some (non-moisturizing) eye makeup remover.

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