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Sun cream on arm rest …. Argh!!

JS77

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Nov 24, 2019
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With the gorgeous weather today, my arms had sun cream applied, and after a drive I realised I’d been resting my arm in the arm rest and there’s a cloudy white stain it! ******* typical!

in a panic I tried rubbing it off with tissue but it’s just left a cloudy blotch… any tips on how to remove? :(
 

Dilly

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Feb 24, 2020
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With the gorgeous weather today, my arms had sun cream applied, and after a drive I realised I’d been resting my arm in the arm rest and there’s a cloudy white stain it! ******* typical!

in a panic I tried rubbing it off with tissue but it’s just left a cloudy blotch… any tips on how to remove? :(
Try a wet wipe for starters. Just a water one.
 

Irata

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Oct 16, 2020
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I use some gtechniq I2 tri-clean for similar marks inside the car, on all fabrics including the seats etc. Works really well, especially any oils in the surfaces like sun lotion.
 
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Adopado

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Aug 19, 2019
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With the gorgeous weather today, my arms had sun cream applied, and after a drive I realised I’d been resting my arm in the arm rest and there’s a cloudy white stain it! ******* typical!

in a panic I tried rubbing it off with tissue but it’s just left a cloudy blotch… any tips on how to remove? :(

If the original residue is gone the colour and finish will be restored by wiping on some 303 Protectant. (don't panic)
 
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JS77

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Nov 24, 2019
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Thanks all… a wet wipe helped but you can still see the circle where it was, so I’ll try the hand santiser tip.

Its one of those days… I proceeded to wash my car and now it’s covered in horrid water spots because I made the bone head decision to wash under direct sunlight with (our known) hard tap water. *sigh*
 

Durzel

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Jul 17, 2019
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Thanks all… a wet wipe helped but you can still see the circle where it was, so I’ll try the hand santiser tip.

Its one of those days… I proceeded to wash my car and now it’s covered in horrid water spots because I made the bone head decision to wash under direct sunlight with (our known) hard tap water. *sigh*

Not cheap, but I jet washed the car earlier with this between the tap and the pressure washer, then just went inside. Dried in the sun, no spots at all.
 
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DigbyChicken

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The Dodo Juice and Gyeon stuff mentioned in this thread seemed to sort out my suncream marks. :cool:
 

Billbrown1982

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Dec 21, 2020
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Not cheap, but I jet washed the car earlier with this between the tap and the pressure washer, then just went inside. Dried in the sun, no spots at all.

Hmmm thats tempting as I also have very hard water.

Alternatively, its more work, but use a drying towel. I've tried to learn how to wash a car "properly" since I got my M3...although must admit the novelty wore off pretty fast and i've found myself at the local jet wash station more than once...
 

Rustybkts

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Feb 8, 2020
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Be careful of all skin preparations as hair oil is known to react with our "Vegan Leather" seats. I wonder how many years they can take the super high heat generated due to the vent system not working if you park the car up for more than a day or so in high temperatures.
The app should be allowed to re-start if you are away it when it shuts down through the car not being used. After all, you can switch the air con on and vent the windows, all I want to do is run the fan inside.
 

Morhydro

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I had this issue - some pure soap (i.e. not coloured or smelly stuff or the soap/oil mix like Dove) and water seemed to work very well to remove the stains.
 

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