how do I get water stains off sunroof and headliner

Water leaked through sun roof it was cracked open and it left stains all on the inside of my car just wondering what's the best technique or cleaning spray to get stains off

My car has 200000 miles.
My car's transmission is unknown to me.

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The best way to get these stains off of your headliner would be to purchase some upholstry shampoo from your local auto parts store. Then, spray some of the cleaner on to a soft cloth. Use the soft cloth in a circular motion rubbing the cleaner into the headliner. This should remove the majority of any large stains that the headliner may have. There are several different brands out there and most of them work just fine. If this does not resolve the issue, unfortunately the headliner may require replacement in order to remove the stains.

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The best way to get these stains off of your headliner would be to purchase some upholstry shampoo from your local auto parts store. Then, spray some of the cleaner on to a soft cloth. Use the soft cloth in a circular motion rubbing the cleaner into the headliner.
If your head isn`t directly getting wet, you`ll be able to see water stains on the headliner and the A-pillars. There are a few different places the leak could be from if it isn`t from multiple areas. A water leak around the roof will be the most common leak point for most vehicles.
Water can stain the headliner of your car, but because of water`s clean nature, it can be easy to clean with the following home remedies. Distilled water and an all-purpose cleaner can be used with a rag or brush to remove such stains.
White vinegar has all kinds of cleaning uses and it can even help with things like stubborn grease stains on your headliner. You`ll want to make sure you mix it with water 3:1 though, or else it could potentially hurt more than it helps.
In a small bowl, mix equal parts vinegar and olive oil. Apply the mixture to the water stain using a cloth. Wipe in the direction of the wood grain until the stain is gone. The vinegar will help remove the stain while the olive oil acts as a furniture polish.
Removing White Water Stains

You should let the white stain be and see if it disappears on its own because it most likely will. However, if the stain doesn`t fade away in two to three days, you will need to use a stain removal technique on your floors.

The top 5 best water spot removers for cars are Driven Water Spot Remover, Meguiar`s Wheel Brightener, 3D Water Spot Remover, Adam`s Water Spot Remover, and Gtechniq Water Spot Remover. These products are safe to use on all surfaces, easy to apply and remove, and leave a glossy finish on your car`s surface.
This can be from rain, sprinklers, water puddles, washing your car at home, a car wash, kids with squirt guns, pretty much any water that has not been filtered to remove minerals. These harmless looking spots can permanently damage your cars paint by etching into the clear coat.
The easy way out is to spray your headliner with a store-bought carpet and interior cleaner. Spray a wee bit of the solution on a corner of a microfiber cloth. Then gently dab till the grease goes away. Finally, dry your headliner by gently wiping it with the dry part of the microfiber cloth.
Though vinegar can be used alone as an effective cleaner for most areas of a car, it can also be combined with baking soda for additional cleaning power when removing stubborn stains. Be sure to use the vinegar and baking soda solution immediately before the products can neutralize each other.
Yes. White vinegar effectively and safely removes water spots and mineral deposits. The vinegar sold at grocery and wholesale stores has a 5% concentration in the bottle. When diluting it 50/50 with distilled water, it is even safer for your car`s paint.
Combine 1 teaspoon dishwashing liquid, 1 cup distilled white vinegar, and 1 cup distilled water in a small bowl or bucket.
Keep the car`s doors open and leave the fans running for at least a day inside your garage. This should thoroughly dry out any remaining moisture. If you can, station a dehumidifier in your garage while the fans are running to take as much wetness out of the air as possible.
Vinegar. Vinegar is a safe, all-natural household cleaner with the amazing ability to combat hard water stains. Pour some in a spray bottle and squirt any surface where you find hard water stains. Let it sit for five to 15 minutes to give the vinegar time to break down the minerals in the chalky, white stain.
Keep the car`s doors open and leave the fans running for at least a day inside your garage. This should thoroughly dry out any remaining moisture. If you can, station a dehumidifier in your garage while the fans are running to take as much wetness out of the air as possible.
Vinegar. Vinegar is a safe, all-natural household cleaner with the amazing ability to combat hard water stains. Pour some in a spray bottle and squirt any surface where you find hard water stains. Let it sit for five to 15 minutes to give the vinegar time to break down the minerals in the chalky, white stain.

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