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Old 04-29-2009, 06:24 PM   #1
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How to clean off dog drool?

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?
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:47 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:10 PM   #3
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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.

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Old 04-29-2009, 07:31 PM   #4
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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" .
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:35 PM   #5
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Try these Threads too............

http://www.elementownersclub.com/for...ad.php?t=26219

and

http://www.elementownersclub.com/for...ad.php?t=15388

with mine, the drool is part of the "charm"
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:50 PM   #6
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I'm sorry, I didn't know she was dirty.....

Could not resist....
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:49 PM   #7
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I'm sorry, I didn't know she was dirty.....

Could not resist....
Dang you beat me to it!:rolleyes:
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Old 04-30-2009, 07:23 AM   #8
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I prefer warm soapy water, candle light and a glass of wine. :D
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:32 AM   #9
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I prefer warm soapy water, candle light and a glass of wine. :D
Woohoo.......:)
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:00 PM   #10
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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.
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