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How to clean my headliner?

I apologize if this sounds ridiculous, but my light grey headliner is extremely filthy - especially the back half since I always drive with my windows down. It's honestly almost black in some spots back there. I'd like to give it a good cleaning, but I'm unsure of the best/safest way to do it. I don't want to soak it to the point where it starts to separate and sag. I don't want to stain it with harsh chemicals. I don't want to scrub it to the point where it starts to fall apart and look fuzzy.

Maybe I'll start by vacuuming it with an attachment on a hose and see if that pulls any of the dirt out. If that doesn't work, does anybody have any recommendations for chemicals to use or cleaning procedures to follow to get the best results so I don't damage anything?

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or just use a foam fabric cleaner and a soft scrub brush

edit: also you could use the hose attachment on a carpet steam cleaner

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the vacuum motors on many carpet steam cleaners are relatively very powerful...so much so that they could pull the headliner right off...be careful if you choose this method

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Thanks guys.. I think I'll try the most gentile method and work my way up from there if I have to. I've never seen a WRX with a saggy headliner and I sure don't want my own car to be the first!

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