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PostSubject: Cleaning the hard to reach spots   Cleaning the hard to reach spots EmptySun May 18, 2008 2:21 am

There are nasty little hairs and dust and other crap that have built up right next to the wood on my center console but I can't for the life of me get it out. I've taken a brush to it and the stuff is still stuck down in there. I can't think of any way to clean it and it's the only part of my interior that never really looks clean. Any tips?

Here's a picture showing the spots I'm talking about:
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Also, while I'm thinking of it - does anyone else have the covering on the button to release the center console wearing off? Mine is starting to flake and peel. Also, do you guys think Ed Morad would have the hinge for the center console door? Mine broke on one side and is only held on by the other.
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning the hard to reach spots   Cleaning the hard to reach spots EmptySun May 18, 2008 10:35 am

I hear that.

A trick I use once and whicle is a rung out Magic Erasure, using the edge of the erasure to get in there.

Another trick is using a thin cloth/ microfiber and wrap a pen in it. Use the covered ball point end to clean some of it out.



A problem I've had is some dust getting in the corners of the gear selector window.
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning the hard to reach spots   Cleaning the hard to reach spots EmptySun May 18, 2008 11:02 am

Air hose with a blow gun should work, open both doors and go for it. Just dont get right against the plastic pieces.

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning the hard to reach spots   Cleaning the hard to reach spots EmptySun May 18, 2008 11:17 am

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning the hard to reach spots   Cleaning the hard to reach spots EmptySun May 18, 2008 11:59 am

I use one of those little static dusters, like this one:

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning the hard to reach spots   Cleaning the hard to reach spots EmptySun May 18, 2008 2:02 pm

palermocorey90 wrote:
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medical SWAB....... godd......

thats like calling Nitrous , NOS........... LOL JK.....
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning the hard to reach spots   Cleaning the hard to reach spots EmptySun May 18, 2008 6:18 pm

if a horse hair brush doesnt do it then use a SWAB with some degreaser on the end of it. (mild formula like 409, orange, simple green, etc)

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning the hard to reach spots   Cleaning the hard to reach spots EmptySun May 18, 2008 6:52 pm

Canned air like for cleaning keyboards work well too, or a small artist paint brush.

Corey...I like the sig pic! I wish those wheels would work on our rides. cool
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning the hard to reach spots   Cleaning the hard to reach spots EmptySun May 18, 2008 7:12 pm

thank bro, that sig will be a reality soon enough
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning the hard to reach spots   Cleaning the hard to reach spots EmptySun May 18, 2008 11:22 pm

Here's a better pic of the dirt around the shifter
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And here is that wear on the center console release. Not sure if theres anything I can do about this, can I replace that button somehow?
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And here is the hinge that is broken on my center console door. Is there any compound I can put on it to fix it? It's really annoying because one half of the lid always kind of sticks up when it's closed.
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning the hard to reach spots   Cleaning the hard to reach spots EmptyMon May 19, 2008 8:31 am

if you can remove the button, they make vinyl paint. you could sand it down and respray it. as for the dirt, i dont see why the brush wont do it. if you dont have a car detail brush then try a tooth brush to dislodge the dirt then vac it out.

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