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Old 01-23-19, 12:57 PM
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Default DIY: Cleaning the Blue ISF Steering Wheel Stitching

Hello everyone!

Here is a super short and effective method to revitalize the color in your ISF's steering wheel stitching.

Supplies:
1. Cheap Regular/Electric Toothbrush ($0.99/$4.97 @ Walmart)
2. Carpet/Upholstery Cleaner - I used the red 22oz. Resolve spray bottle ($3.97 @ Walmart)
3. Warm Water
4. Shot Glass or Small Cup/Bowl/Dish
5. Paper Towels

Take the cleaner and spray 2 sprays in the shot glass. Fill the rest up with warm water.
Dip your toothbrush in the glass, put it on the stitching, and lightly scrub in a circular motion. I found the cheapest electric toothbrush Walmart had ($4.97) and it worked well. Will come in handy for other cleaning tasks, too.
Wipe off the residual cleaner and water, let it air dry.

Here is a comparison of my results:


Dirty/Flash

Dirty

Clean/Flash

Clean



Dirty - Left/Clean - Right

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Nice, definitely looks better. I'll have to give this a shot, thanks for the info!
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Wow what a difference. I wonder how dirty the stitching is elsewhere on the car?
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Well done!
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Wow, what a difference. Thanks for this great idea!
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All in all this took only 15 minutes from start to finish for the whole wheel. I wonder how long it will last! I imagine in the 132000 miles my car has gone, this probably was never done.
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impressive results.
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i wonder if the same results could be had with a regular tooth brush.....
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Originally Posted by cvt View Post
i wonder if the same results could be had with a regular tooth brush.....
I am sure they could. I would bet that you just need a little more scrubbing. I never thought about it, but $5 for a cheap electric toothbrush for jobs like this was a great investment.
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