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  • 03-20-2012, 11:24 PM

    Great hint about vinegar

    That is a good hint, thanks!
  • 03-12-2012, 01:27 AM

    Am i the 6th?

    I use water/vinigar 50-50 ratio on the paint, interior, and leather.
    Its not good for the carpet stuff cause it smells but its what's in most cleaning tools.
    It preserves everything and I learned it from owning a boat. Nothing gets mold, grease, or water spots off better.
    I own a '81 320i e21
  • 01-04-2010, 03:34 PM

    Re: Re:e21 owners

  • 01-04-2010, 03:28 PM

    Re: Re:e21 owners

    mine is just dirty,who has time to scrub ceiling,lol
  • 12-15-2009, 11:33 AM
    Joe Ira

    Re: Aha!! Found the answer..................

    My wife is a big fan of those 'Mr Clean' magic erasers. I know it souds odd, but it works! I tried everything, and then she gave me one of those and all you have to do is rub it on the headliner. Ta-DA! I was really impressed!
  • 08-21-2009, 10:34 AM

    you got mail from Brad

  • 08-18-2009, 12:45 AM

    Re:e21 owners

    There are now 5 E21 owners. I have an all original, rust-free 1977. This is my third E21. I bought the first in 1980.

    I could use some window trim and other rubber parts as this particular car spent 24 years in AZ. Any leads?
  • 07-15-2009, 08:46 AM

    Aha!! Found the answer..................

    Used the stuff a mechanic uses to clean his hands after a days work....the hand cleaner with the pumice in it. Headliner is now back to white with minimal scrubbing. Amazing what you think of while trying to get grease out from under fingernails................
  • 05-18-2009, 12:04 AM

    Purplestuff by Castrol

  • 05-17-2009, 11:23 AM

    I've used 409 all-purpose cleaner

    Only four of us? This is a sad era. Anyway, try 409 for general grunge and shmutz. However, if there are greasy stains, I don't have recommendations. For grease on hard surfaces or machine parts, I often use Xylene, but it is such a potent solvent, it may damage the headliner.

    My 320i has been under the car cover for a month but I'll rotate it into commuter service next week.
  • 05-16-2009, 10:58 AM

    Ok, Ok, here is question for all 4 e21 owners!

    There has to be more than 4 of us out here!
    Anyway, does anyone have a good way to clean white vinyl headliner. I have tried a coupla things, but there has to be a magic bottle of something so my neck dont cramp looking up and scrubbing, only to find what I am using aint workin.

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