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Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
Stains caused by such things as catsup, black coffee,
egg, fruit, fruit juice, milk, soft drinks, vomit, urine,
and blood can be removed using the club soda water
instructions given earlier in this section. If an odor lingers
after cleaning vomit or urine, treat the area with a
water and baking soda solution: 1 teaspoon (5ml) of
baking soda to 1 cup (250ml) of lukewarm water.
Let dry.
Stains caused by oil and grease can be cleaned with an
approved GM cleaner and a clean, white cloth. See
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials on page 5-90
for more information.
1. Carefully scrape off excess stain.
2. Clean with cool water and allow to dry completely.
3. If a stain remains, follow the cleaner instructions
described earlier.
Vinyl
Use warm water and a clean cloth.
? Rub with a clean, damp cloth to remove dirt. This
may have to be done more than once.
? Things like tar, asphalt, and shoe polish will stain if
they are not removed quickly. Use a clean cloth
and vinyl cleaner. See your dealer for this product.
Leather
Use a soft cloth with lukewarm water and a mild soap or
saddle soap and wipe dry with a soft cloth. Then, let
the leather dry naturally. Do not use heat to dry.
? For stubborn stains, use a leather cleaner.
? Never use oils, varnishes, solvent-based or abrasive
cleaners, furniture polish, or shoe polish on leather.
? Soiled or stained leather should be cleaned
immediately. If dirt is allowed to work into the ?nish,
it can harm the leather.
Instrument Panel
Use only mild soap and water to clean the top surfaces
of the instrument panel. Sprays containing silicones
or waxes may cause annoying re?ections in the
windshield and even make it difficult to see through the
windshield under certain conditions.
Interior Plastic Components
Use only a mild soap and water solution on a soft cloth
or sponge. Commercial cleaners may affect the
surface ?nish.
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2005 Buick ParkAvenue Owners Manual Summary of Content

Special Fabric Cleaning ProblemsStains caused by such things as catsup, black coffee,egg, fruit, fruit juice, milk, soft drinks, vomit, urine,and blood can be removed using the club soda waterinstructions given earlier in this section. If an odor lingersafter cleaning vomit or urine, treat the area with awater and baking soda solution: 1 teaspoon (5ml) ofbaking soda to 1 cup (250ml) of lukewarm water.Let dry.Stains caused by oil and grease can be cleaned with anapproved GM cleaner and a clean, white cloth. SeeVehicle Care/Appearance Materials on page 5-90for more information.1. Carefully scrape off excess stain.2. Clean with cool water and allow to dry completely.3. If a stain remains, follow the cleaner instructionsdescribed earlier.VinylUse warm water and a clean cloth. Rub with a clean, damp cloth to remove dirt. Thismay have to be done more than once. Things like tar, asphalt, and shoe polish will stain ifthey are not removed quickly. Use a clean clothand vinyl cleaner. See your dealer for this product.LeatherUse a soft cloth with lukewarm water and a mild soap orsaddle soap and wipe dry with a soft cloth. Then, letthe leather dry naturally. Do not use heat to dry. For stubborn stains, use a leather cleaner. Never use oils, varnishes, solvent-based or abrasivecleaners, furniture polish, or shoe polish on leather. Soiled or stained leather should be cleanedimmediately. If dirt is allowed to work into the nish,it can harm the leather.Instrument PanelUse only mild soap and water to clean the top surfacesof the instrument panel. Sprays containing siliconesor waxes may cause annoying reections in thewindshield and even make it difficult to see through thewindshield under certain conditions.Interior Plastic ComponentsUse only a mild soap and water solution on a soft clothor sponge. Commercial cleaners may affect thesurface nish.5-85