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wakeunion
03-29-2007, 02:27 PM
Anybody have any recommendations for the best cleaner / protectant for the fabric on '06 X2?? It has that hammered metal looking upholstery. Thanks!!!

east tx skier
03-29-2007, 02:36 PM
Mild detergent, i.e., Tide, and warm water with a soft brush. Rinse and spray on some 303 protectant.

School Skier
03-29-2007, 03:01 PM
303 protectant from 3M.

wakeunion
03-29-2007, 03:13 PM
Thanks Guys!!

cmack
03-29-2007, 03:18 PM
Mild detergent, i.e., Tide, and warm water with a soft brush. Rinse and spray on some 303 protectant.

I have been using a bottle of h20 and a few drops of dawn in it. Is that ok to use?
Then I go back over with 303

cbryan70
03-29-2007, 04:03 PM
for mildew amazon works great and smells good to

east tx skier
03-29-2007, 04:12 PM
I have been using a bottle of h20 and a few drops of dawn in it. Is that ok to use?
Then I go back over with 303

Off the top of my head, it sounds fine. I'd make sure you rinse the soap well though. Basically, you want to avoid anything too harsh and especially anything with bleach in it. There's a list of recommended cleaners in the newer owner's manuals on www.mastercraft.com

ProTour X9
03-29-2007, 04:14 PM
For the vinyl we use Armor-All, thats ok isnt it??

east tx skier
03-29-2007, 04:15 PM
For the vinyl we use Armor-All, thats ok isnt it??

Not recommended. If I recall correctly, it's on the "do not use" list in the manual.

Maristar210
03-29-2007, 04:24 PM
Not recommended. If I recall correctly, it's on the "do not use" list in the manual.


I concur. X-9 don't be putting that crap on your baby, go get some 303:D

The guys at Actrion told me that over time Armor All actually hardens thier vinyl. Great for other stuff however.

Steve

ProTour X9
03-29-2007, 04:30 PM
I'll see what I can do?:worthy: :worthy: :worthy: :shocked:

east tx skier
03-29-2007, 04:39 PM
This is from the 2007 Owner's Manual.

ProTour X9
03-29-2007, 04:44 PM
Wow for all my vinyl I use Simple Green, Sonofagun or Armorall, I guess I better get some 303!:worthy: :worthy: :worthy: :worthy:

River Rat
03-29-2007, 05:09 PM
Where can I buy 303:confused: :o

JKTX21
03-29-2007, 05:18 PM
You can purchase 303 from your local marine store, skidim.com, or your dealer!

east tx skier
03-29-2007, 05:34 PM
Where to buy 303 Aerospace Protectant in Texas (http://www.wheretobuy303.com/locator/results_list.php?statename=Texas&state=TX&statesearch=Go)

River Rat
03-29-2007, 05:46 PM
Easty you are the man:worthy: :worthy: :worthy:

There is a car shop right down the street that is on the list

east tx skier
03-29-2007, 05:56 PM
Cool, glad there was some place close on that list.

JohnnyB
03-29-2007, 08:10 PM
I believe a recent tech bulletin moved Fantastic to the DO NOT USE list.

Slinkyredfoot
03-29-2007, 08:13 PM
I have never used 303 but I am going to, I have always used "Spray Nine", seems to work great for everything, interior, scum line on the hull, chrome, good stuff.....

Maristar210
03-29-2007, 08:39 PM
3-0-3 is the way to be....
I coat myself in it regularly....:D

It alleviates the wrinkles when I sunbathe in my yellow speedo.
It lubes the hips of my mistresses like only she would know...;)

It has a lengthening effect like that of Viagra...
And yet it sprays and coats like the Niagra...

It spreads easy, lasts a long time and does not quit...
Unlike Hoosier Bob.... it is the ****

Slinkyredfoot
03-29-2007, 09:01 PM
3-0-3 is the way to be....
I coat myself in it regularly....:D

It alleviates the wrinkles when I sunbathe in my yellow speedo.
It lubes the hips of my mistresses like only she would know...;)

It has a lengthening effect like that of Viagra...
And yet it sprays and coats like the Niagra...

It spreads easy, lasts a long time and does not quit...
Unlike Hoosier Bob.... it is the ****
Of all of the features this stuff has, I love the fact that it spreads eaisly:cool:

east tx skier
03-30-2007, 10:50 AM
I believe a recent tech bulletin moved Fantastic to the DO NOT USE list.

Yeah, I recall reading that. Too bad. 'Twas good stuff.

kjohnson
03-30-2007, 10:56 AM
Most boat brochures (MC, CC Supra) etc recommend "Fantastik" for cleaning vinyl. That is what I use and then coat with 303. Has worked well for several years.

vegashomeexpert
03-30-2007, 11:59 AM
Fantastik and a magic eraser is amazing. I do remember a discussion about Fantastik being moved to the "do not use" list. Something to do with them changing their formula. Always finish with 303...

wgwollet
03-30-2007, 01:48 PM
Be careful about 303........only use a mild soap (dawn) and water....per the MC 2004 manual page 61 online at MC. I say this because the thread on interior cracks have many MC owners using the 303 and still have the interior cracks. Until MC or someone can explain why this is happening on late model boats in a random fashion it can't be trusted. Interior on boats at 50k should last 10 years without any problems with normal care and maintenance and some owners have 2004 boats with problems and they take great care using this 303 stuff.

bigpack20
03-30-2007, 02:02 PM
Where to buy 303 Aerospace Protectant in Texas (http://www.wheretobuy303.com/locator/results_list.php?statename=Texas&state=TX&statesearch=Go)

Thanks For that website!

east tx skier
03-30-2007, 02:59 PM
Vinylex, while not on the list, is what I've been using for the past year. I like it, but it's best to wipe up the excess.

boatdad
03-30-2007, 04:52 PM
Armor-All is not to be used!!

ProTour X9
03-30-2007, 05:17 PM
Armor-All is not to be used!!
Yessir I know that now..................where can you get 303?

boatdad
03-30-2007, 05:26 PM
Try your boat dealer?

east tx skier
03-30-2007, 05:45 PM
Yessir I know that now..................where can you get 303?

Where to buy 303 in Michigan. (http://www.wheretobuy303.com/locator/results_list.php?statename=Michigan&state=MI&statesearch=Go)

dapicatti
03-31-2007, 12:00 PM
I thought that Fantastik changed its formula within the last year and other manufacturers were reccomending to stop using it? How about Babes products. Anyone tried them?

kycat2007
03-31-2007, 02:01 PM
Babes Seat Soap is good stuff also to clean the boat Boat Bright.

bigmac
03-31-2007, 02:31 PM
Mild detergent, i.e., Tide, and warm water with a soft brush. Rinse and spray on some 303 protectant.My dealer says the same thing, except they recommend Dawn. It's the thing least likely to damage the seat stitching, he says.