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: How to clean off dog drool?

Ella Ment
04-29-2009, 05:24 PM
I bought my 2008 Element with dog transport in mind - particularly ease of cleaning after pet haulage. However, I am really dissapointed after taking Fido on a 1800-mile road trip, I am shocked that I am unable to clean the dog drool drips and runs off the interior walls and doors. (I only had 300 miles on it when we left.)

I have tried windex and pledge. At first it looks like it wiped right off, but the spots and runs re-appeared after it dried. I thought maybe the drool was imbedded into the crevices of the slightly textured surfaces so I then tried scrubbing them with a toothbrush. Now some of the spots and runs appear to be gone but re-appear when wet! Either way, they are still there. Does anyone know how to get rid of dog saliva drips and runs in the interior?

04-29-2009, 05:47 PM
As odd as it sounds just a bucket of warm water and dawn dish-washing liquid soap works wonders - well for saint bernard drool anyway... :rolleyes:

If things get 'really bad' I have used 'greased lightning' first. But that's really rare.

trust me when I say, I've tried a lot of things to get the stuff off... this works.

hiker chick
04-29-2009, 06:10 PM
A wash cloth or hand towel works for me. Gidget gets drool on the dash and suicide door window sills.

You might try a vinyl interior cleaner-protectant, such as 303.


04-29-2009, 06:31 PM
I would go with the good ole soap and water, rinse well, then apply something like Armor All or Son of a Gun protectant. I know some people don't like that it makes the interior kind of shiney, but for dog protection, I've found it very helpful. The plastic doen'st show every little scratch either. I put one layer one when I first got my E (in Jan) and was dissapointed that it looked very uneven when I got out into the light. So the next coat I put on heavily and made sure I got it very even, then wiped off the excess. Since then it looks very nice and I haven't had to re-apply. I don't think drool will "stick to it" .

04-29-2009, 06:35 PM
Try these Threads too............


with mine, the drool is part of the "charm"

04-29-2009, 07:50 PM
I'm sorry, I didn't know she was dirty.....:lol:

Could not resist....:twisted:

04-29-2009, 09:49 PM
I'm sorry, I didn't know she was dirty.....:lol:

Could not resist....:twisted:

Dang you beat me to it!:rolleyes:

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dog drool
04-30-2009, 06:23 AM
I prefer warm soapy water, candle light and a glass of wine. :D

04-30-2009, 07:32 AM
I prefer warm soapy water, candle light and a glass of wine. :D


05-01-2009, 07:00 PM
Inexpensive old school cleaner Simonize TUFF-STUFF in the red and yellow can and an old terrycloth towel work great-and smell good. The big plus is it works on the FXC seat fabric too. Just used it to detail the wife's E we are selling- only $3 a can at Dollar General and Wal-Fart.

05-10-2009, 08:17 PM
I didn't like the job the dealership did on my car when I bought it, so when I got it home, I used the Turtlewax F21 protectant stuff and the interior sparkles now!

I also noticed I did a horrible job the first time. I took my german shepherd for ice cream on a hot day and then there were drool marks EVERYWHERE. So, I used the F 21 again and they all came out great. Once you put it on, it makes it a ton easier to get slobber off later on. I highly recommend it.

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05-10-2009, 08:36 PM
My solution for dog drool and just about any other cleaning job is Simple Green. Non-toxic, biodegradable, tough enough to degrease your engine and gentle enough to use on clothing stains. Can't find a better cleaner :D