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    Angry Crap! I spilled coffee all over my interior...

    Yes, I know I'm a complete idiot. Let's put that aside for just one second. What do I do to clean it up? Please tell me someone has a magical remedy to get the shit-tastic smell out of my car.




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    Re: Crap! I spilled coffee all over my interior...

    Simple Green, a bucket of water, a brush, and a shop vac. It IS the magic remedy.

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    Re: Crap! I spilled coffee all over my interior...

    Sorry, I didn't put enough info in the post. 90% of the spill is on my dash (stereo, steering wheel, console).

    Will some Armor All fix up the stickiness?

    And, no, I wasn't driving when this happened, which makes this sound worse.

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    Re: Crap! I spilled coffee all over my interior...

    ^^ it should.

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    Re: Crap! I spilled coffee all over my interior...

    just use simple green or 409. Shit does an awesome job. I always clean my interior up with 409 first, and then if I'm not being lazy I might use armor all or something like that. I don't usually though.
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    Re: Crap! I spilled coffee all over my interior...

    DO NOT USE ARMOR ALL!!!! use simple green it will clean it up just fine/better

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    Re: Crap! I spilled coffee all over my interior...

    no armor all....that shit make it worse. Windex or all purpose cleaner in a can. simple green. i love using cleaning wipes from armor all. its wet wipes with cleaner lol


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    Re: Crap! I spilled coffee all over my interior...

    good ol soap and water works to but around the radio and such use the monitor whipes they sell at walmart they wont hurt the electronics

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    Re: Crap! I spilled coffee all over my interior...

    from what I've read armor all will eventually dry out the vinyl and plastic pieces if it is not used repeatedly over and over.

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    Re: Crap! I spilled coffee all over my interior...

    Quote Originally Posted by Civic Accord Honda View Post
    DO NOT USE ARMOR ALL!!!! use simple green it will clean it up just fine/better
    For reals, Armor All will basically wax that shit in there and make it harder to get out. AA is what you put on once it's already clean (yes I know they have a 'Cleaner' thing but that's still got filmy shiny crap in it).

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    Re: Crap! I spilled coffee all over my interior...

    lol i just used water...i had a milkshake on my dash and forgot about it and floored it..lol

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    Re: Crap! I spilled coffee all over my interior...

    Use either simple green or a soapy water mixture. Make sure everything is clean and go over the dashboard with F1 formula or something non silicon based. Armor all is not good for the dashboard.
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    Re: Crap! I spilled coffee all over my interior...

    yeah, what everyone else said. ArmorAll will just make the sticky coffee shine. Get a cleanser on there first to get it all off, then use a protectant (like AA, but something not quite as high gloss, as it causes a too-reflective finish and mix that with sunlight and you have recipe for baking your dash. ...and hd foam dashes (what ours are made of) and intense surface heat = not good. (Although I have to admit, I don't know of any other manufacturer (other than Honda) that had dashboards hold up half as well as these (at least in cars from the 3G era.)
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    Re: Crap! I spilled coffee all over my interior...

    I have done this once, Its was out of the starbucks drive through, my 3g does not have a cup holder so i put my coffee in between the e-brake and seat, when I got out to the street some one in the stop grid decided to lane change, i had to slam my brakes, and then it was a mad dash to the car wash

    its probally to late but its best to clean it up fast, a local detailer could tell you, if their nice

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    Re: Crap! I spilled coffee all over my interior...

    I drink my coffee black so all I deal with is stains (no sticky) , warm damp terry cloth and tuff stuff

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    Re: Crap! I spilled coffee all over my interior...

    Windex cleans the dash nicely. Then some protectant afterwards.

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    Re: Crap! I spilled coffee all over my interior...

    Quote Originally Posted by roodoo2 View Post
    I drink my coffee black so all I deal with is stains (no sticky) , warm damp terry cloth and tuff stuff
    tuff stuff FTMFW

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    Re: Crap! I spilled coffee all over my interior...

    Quote Originally Posted by gp02a0083 View Post
    tuff stuff FTMFW

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    Re: Crap! I spilled coffee all over my interior...

    I think hot-warm water and air, theres alot of retarded ways online, went to a web-site that said use shaving cream,

    detailers run into coffee stain all the time, google a detailer and call

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    Re: Crap! I spilled coffee all over my interior...

    Damn, I shouldn't have used the Armor All. I read the replies too late. Now the coffee is crystalized all over my dash (including my steering wheel and HUD). I'll just scrape it off and clean it with something someone mentioned above.

    Thanks for all the help!

    I have to ask something, though; is my deck ruined? The buttons don't work anymore.

    Also, should I get my car detailed? I mean, it's not that big of a deal...

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    Re: Crap! I spilled coffee all over my interior...

    for your stereo take it out and find some electrical contact cleaner and spray it carefully where your buttons are sticking.
    Do a spray test on something plastic first to see that it doesnt ruin the finish before you spray your stereo.

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    Re: Crap! I spilled coffee all over my interior...

    Alright, will do. I'm getting my car detailed for free, too.

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    Re: Crap! I spilled coffee all over my interior...

    Quote Originally Posted by MessyHonda View Post
    lol i just used water...i had a milkshake on my dash and forgot about it and floored it..lol
    fucking classic! haha...my woman spilled a whole 32 oz. mug of mtn. dew on the floor, so one of these days i need to clean it out...SHOP VAC HERE I COME!
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    Talking Re: Crap! I spilled coffee all over my interior...

    555...Take it off and wash with detergent.
    Next time don't eat anything in your 3 Gee...

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    Re: Crap! I spilled coffee all over my interior...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy AC89 Thailand View Post
    555...Take it off and wash with detergent.
    Next time don't eat anything in your 3 Gee...
    LOL, good solution

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