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Todd Grether 02-11-2021 05:40 PM

Q: Cleaning interior fabric?

Has anyone tried to clean the door panel fabric insert panel? Took the door panel off and the original color is shown on the edges and what a difference.

Todd Grether 04-14-2021 04:53 PM

Appreciate any help,

I was able to remove the fabric from the door insert and used liquid soap and water which took out most of the dirt residue. Looks better but fabric is so brittle and not easy to stretch to form again.
Has any one tried to make new inserts?

See that owners need to re cover seats but not able to find accurate material and said that SMS is close. I had them send material but samples were off on texture.

Specracer 04-14-2021 06:36 PM

What car (year) are you working on?

Todd Grether 05-31-2021 06:46 AM

I missed your question,

I purchased an 1988 Saleen.

cosmicvibe 06-01-2021 11:09 AM

Door panel fabric insert panel
Never tried removing it by myself.

Specracer 06-02-2021 08:02 PM

You must remove the entire door panel. After the Saleen flofit fabric panel is only held on by a series of metal tabs that are folded flush. However the fabric is glued to a fiberboard panel. You will not want to get the board wet. I would be more inclined to use a fabric / carpet cleaner, with an extractor, or shop vac to extract the cleaner after agitation.

Todd Grether 06-07-2021 06:41 AM

Appreciate your help,

The fabric as able to be removed with out tearing, luckily.

Will try your method on the other side.

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