How To Get Drywall Mud Out Of Truck Interier

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Old 11-15-2017, 01:24 PM   #1
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How To Get Drywall Mud Out Of Truck Interier

Trying to clean up a work truck to make it more presentable. Interior is leather, there are a lot of spot where drywall mud has gotten on the leather seats, door panels, and other plastic parts. I am wondering if you guys have any suggestions for getting the mud loosened up so it can be removed easily without scraping etc. THanks for your time.
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:36 PM   #2
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A damp sponge would be my guess. Keep rinsing the sponge.


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Old 11-15-2017, 03:56 PM   #3
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That's what I would think too. Wet it and it should melt, then keep wiping.
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I've cleaned a lot of mud with water never a problem....
the leather tho.. its the pours are open IDK
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:01 PM   #5
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Do like me...just wait till its ready to trade in and let someone else clean it!
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Do like me...just wait till its ready to trade in and let someone else clean it!

Yea I love guys that keep their trucks clean and pretty only to sell it to someone who doesn’t.....

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Old 11-16-2017, 05:30 AM   #7
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Since it's drywall mud, water will dissolve it. If your leather has alot of holes in it, from the factory, get a toothpick and push it out.

I would take it to a car detailer and pay the $100 to have it done. $100 would probably cover inside and out.

People may think that is a waste, but it's great to drive around a really clean truck, for a few days anyway.
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I'd try to get as much off dry before wetting it.


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