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Old 06-11-2012   #1
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GP Mystery interior stain

When I bought my GP it came with a stain next the sky dome, I initially thought there could be water leaking from the sky dome, it was sent to the garage and they checked the seals and it came back fine.

The dealer steam cleaned the stain and managed to get rid of most of the stain but not all.

I have kept an eye on it and it is not growing but I was wondering weather people had any thouhgts on how to remove the rest of the stain or ideas for covering it up.

I checked another thread and someone suggested it could be the glue behind the trim. I'm out of manufacturers warranty so getting the inside trim replaced is not really an option and it may just come back.

So any ideas for stain removal? Appreciate any help






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Re: GP Mystery interior stain

You can try gently dabbing it with Acetone. But that looks pretty bad.
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Re: GP Mystery interior stain

Thanks for the advice. Willing to try anything

I should mention its only along one side
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Re: GP Mystery interior stain

Probably a daft idea but could you paint it to match the colour of the headlining if you can't get rid of it? Might at least make it less noticeable?
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Re: GP Mystery interior stain

Thanks Robin. This is also something I have considered but like you thought it may be daft, as I think the stain goes right through the trim I think a little dab of upholstery paint may be the only option.

Ill go with the paint option and let you know the results
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Re: GP Mystery interior stain

I'm glad i have black roof lining cause that would bug the hell out of me. Sorry i can't offer any advice.
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Re: GP Mystery interior stain

Nice, I'm guessing yours is aftermarket?

If so did you do it yourself? I would much prefer a darker inrerior. Sounds bizarre but my most recent cars are just too bright inside!
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Re: GP Mystery interior stain

Take the roof lining out, get some good quality alcantara or similar material, grab some extremely sticky spray glue and off you go.
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Re: GP Mystery interior stain

and wear gloves... The fiber glass is wicked stuff.....
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Re: GP Mystery interior stain

Quote Originally Posted by james44422 View Post
Nice, I'm guessing yours is aftermarket?

If so did you do it yourself? I would much prefer a darker inrerior. Sounds bizarre but my most recent cars are just too bright inside!
No its the standard abarth interior. I have to say it is one of the many pleasing things about the abarth. I've had the cream interior on my tjet and the black looks loads better.
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Re: GP Mystery interior stain

To me, it looks like something is rusting behind it...!
Go back to a Fiat dealer and see if the no rust from inside-out warranty is still active...!
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Re: GP Mystery interior stain

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To me, it looks like something is rusting behind it...!
Go back to a Fiat dealer and see if the no rust from inside-out warranty is still active...!
Hi Peter,

Thanks for the info, thats extremeley helpful! I will give them a call tomorrow and ask them
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Re: GP Mystery interior stain

I have it in my skydome t-jet too and its been there sice i bought it 2 yeras ago. Just seems to be the way the material is stretched to fit round the roof and where the sun visors are connected to the roof and the glue has just seaped out.
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