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Mould On Headlining / Sunvisors

#1 User is offline   Steplce 

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 04:35 PM

just bought a puma 1.6, it was left standing for quit a while, any ideas how to remove the mould thats formed on the head lining and sunvisors
also the headlamps have condensation in them

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 07:32 PM

I would check for water leaks into the car, is the carpet damp?
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Posted 30 January 2016 - 10:29 AM

Remove the sun visors and give them a scrub using a nail brush and diluted bleach solution. Wipe off the excess from head lining with a well wrung out hot damp cloth and then scrub that (using a brush again) with biological washing liquid/powder in hot water. Open the windows and let dry out. It will also make your car smell lovely. Check for leaks around the window seals. If you have good mats in the footwell these will be damp but the carpet underneath won't be as we found out when one of ours starting leaking slightly. Posted Image

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 12:25 PM

View Postgimmickyflea, on 30 January 2016 - 10:29 AM, said:

Check for leaks around the window seals.


The inside of my car tends to get a lot of condensation and the doors stick closed when it's icy. I suspect the seals around the windows are on their way out and letting through a little moisture. Is it a case of having to replace or can anything be done to lengthen their life?

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 11:50 PM

Try rubbing petroleum jelly (vaseline) into them and see if that helps. If not then they can be replaced.

#6 User is offline   Trixie 

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 12:12 PM

View Postgimmickyflea, on 01 February 2016 - 11:50 PM, said:

Try rubbing petroleum jelly (vaseline) into them and see if that helps. If not then they can be replaced.

I'll give that a go, cheers. presumably it's to soften the rubber? I've got some silicone spray (like a heavy duty WD40). Would that be any good or is Vaseline the best way to go?

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 07:15 AM

Don't use a anti mildew spray like I did recently,
They contain bleach and the mats in my 1.7 have changed colour !
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