GM Volt Forum banner

1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
420 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
We have a 2017 Volt with the jet black leather inside trim colour. It seems very easy to scuff the inside bottom front of the driver door with one's shoe upon exiting the vehicle. Normal soap and water won't remove these scuffs. I have yet to try something like "Vim", which should do it, but I wonder if its scouring agents would have a nasty effect rather than a cleaning one?? Anyone out there found a good cleaning agent for this problem??
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,203 Posts
Same problem here — would also be interested in any views on this, and if this vim stuff works, I’ll buy it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
502 Posts
We have a 2017 Volt with the jet black leather inside trim colour. It seems very easy to scuff the inside bottom front of the driver door with one's shoe upon exiting the vehicle. Normal soap and water won't remove these scuffs. I have yet to try something like "Vim", which should do it, but I wonder if its scouring agents would have a nasty effect rather than a cleaning one?? Anyone out there found a good cleaning agent for this problem??
Me too, and it really bugs me. Our Bolt has a much better entry space, and no problem there. I'm hoping someone will chip in on this thread with "the answer!"
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
166 Posts
Mine looks like a war zone as well. I've had luck removing them by using a big ol fat pink eraser I swiped out of my kids pile of art supplies followed by a quick swipe of armorall
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
571 Posts
Same problem here. Very frustrating.

I tried cutting my feet off, but that didn't help anything. :(

Has anyone put Lamborghini doors on their Volt, yet???
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
117 Posts
I can't remember which cars, but in the past, I've had cars that had carpeting/felt, color-matched, on the bottom of the door. Obviously, never a scuff mark. I've wanted to do a similar mod on all subsequent cars, but never get around to it. As caskConditionedAle, said, I just stopped looking at it...or...just stop scuffing the door.

Another pet peeve...I've yet to find any car that has door sills that actually WORK! They should wrap around the outer edge of the door sill, because THAT'S what gets scuffed upon entry and exit.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
659 Posts
Maybe glue or stick on some velcro strip or carpet. Mine is scuffed too, but I am trying to ignore it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
659 Posts
By the way, I am NOT waiting for a Model 3 anymore....cancelled my reservation and waiting for GM to build some more pure EV's with increased range and fast charging. Or maybe the Model Y will meet my needs. In the meantime, I really am enjoying the Volt and it showcases what GM can do when they really want to.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
420 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
OK, I had "some" success removing the worst of them. First I scrubbed them with Vim. Then I used the pink eraser on them as described by OoPEZoO above, another scrub with Vim, then a coat of ArmorAll. Looks much better, not perfect but good enough for me....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
218 Posts
With regard to the white magic rub sponges, I've used that on other cars and as I recall it will eventually remove the scratches. Unfortunately, it will also take the textured look of the plastic off with it leaving the sill looking a bit dull and slightly different than the rest of the plastic.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
129 Posts
It's a common problem on our cars. I think it's made worse by having the seat adjusted far forward like my wife needs it to be. It's a squeeze to get in like that and dragging feet across the door is unavoidable. :/
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
Top