NYNick

GOOP makes me happy-interior

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Some of you may know my original interior is unusual for a Polaris Tii; Gobi Tan instead of Blue. To that end I'm striving to preserve as much of it as I can to retain originality (and to make Steve/Conserv proud : )

 

As my project enters the interior phase I struggled with replacing the whole enchilada, maybe just the seats or any variation of the entire package. Since the door and quarter panels were in relatively good shape but just awful looking, I went to Google to see what I could find. I found a link to a Corvair Forum which suggested smearing GOOP all over the vinyl and wiping it off. I figured I'd give it a shot on the wheel arch vinyl (I could always carpet over it if it was a disaster). Encouraged with that result after using a Scotch Scrub pad, I moved onto the pillars and then the doors etc.

 

Attached you'll see the results. I ended up using a tub of GOOP, Scotch Scrub pads and a scrub brush. I was somewhat careful not to get the backs too wet and also let the GOOP sit for over an hour.

 

I put the untreated parcel shelf next to the finished pieces to see the difference the cleaning made. I'm really happy with the results. Some elbow grease was needed for the scuff marks made by somebody's temper tantrums on the bottom of the door panels, but they came off. The results of removing 44 years of dirty hand prints on the arm rests was nothing short of amazing.

 

GOOP made me happy!

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Looks great, Nick! And I am so proud of your sensitive approach to your rare combo!  😉

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Conserv said:

Looks great, Nick! And I am so proud of your sensitive approach to your rare combo!  😉

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

 

 

Thanks Steve.

You may not be so happy with the other changes though, once I'm through.😏

 

I was also thinking of you yesterday when I was investigating my front seats. Seems these guys used whatever scraps were handy for filler. Also, the labels for 'left side' and 'right side' are still there, in German of course.

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There must be some "petroleum distillates" involved in that stuff to accomplish the grease removal, so I'd try rinsing after cleaning so it doesn't continue to attack the vinyl.  They say it "leaves your hands conditioned with lanolin and glycerin" - not sure what that does to vinyl.  Looks great!

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35 minutes ago, NYNick said:

Thanks Steve.

You may not be so happy with the other changes though, once I'm through.😏

 

 

Nooooooooo!!!!! 😢

 

Dont worry, Nick, I'll get counseling...

 

Best,

 

Steve

 

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For you non-GOOP believers out there. I tried it on the Visors. Holy Sunshade, Batman!

(and there are no petroleum distillates btw)

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Wow that looks really good! What’s your procedure? Just smear on and wipe off? Do you rinse with water? Thanks


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Very complicated...LOL

 

1) Open GOOP

2) Scoop GOOP with fingers

3) Smear GOOP on item

4) Scrub it in with a tiny amount of water. I use a Scotchbrite pad

5) Rinse it off

6) Wipe it dry

 

I'm telling you, this stuff is awesome. I used it on the black back side of the visor and an amazing amount of dirt seemed to come off there also.

 

I'm a GOOP believer!

 

 

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Wow!  I'll try it on my neglected headliner and visors.  Hopefully it can remove decades old stains.  I've always assumed I would need to replace rather than clean.

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Oooh, I'll bet it'll do WONDERS for your headliner! It does require some rinsing, but you can do it with moist/wet rags and a bucket of water to rinse the dirt out of them while you're working. Don't be cheap with the GOOP. It's like a $1.50 a tub!

 

I'm kinda excited to see how that comes out.

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15 hours ago, NYNick said:

For you non-GOOP believers out there. I tried it on the Visors. Holy Sunshade, Batman!

(and there are no petroleum distillates btw)

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This is dramatic!

 

I’m going to GOOP! 😋

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

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I've got a bit of a weird favor to ask of anyone here. I can't get GOOP in Canada. Ordering through amazon for 2 containers ends up being around 80 dollars canadian + 45 dollars Shipping cost. If I paypal'd someone the cost of a few tubs + shipping + a little extra for your troubles would someone be able to ship some north of the boarder for me? The only GOOP product we get up here is adhesive. 

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