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08-21-2007, 11:37 PM
Downloaded the 2008 owners manual and it is full of information.....as it was 59MB it should be!
Note the acceptable and unacceptable cleaning solutions on page 4.
Link to owners manuals.
08-22-2007, 12:19 AM
so we all need to download a 59 mb file to read page four! ha ha.
anyone wanna tell me what it says?
08-22-2007, 07:32 AM
There is a lot of other interesting stuff in the manuals! :)
The cleaning PDF was to large to upload :(
08-22-2007, 07:37 AM
Perhaps this was the most interesting because I am always having to clean up a stain or spot.
Acceptable Upholstery Cleaners
MasterCraft Vinyl Dressing
Vinyl Finish Vinyl Cleaner
Dish Soap (such as Dawn or Ivory)
303 High Tech Fabric Guard™
Unacceptable Upholstery Cleaners
409 (it states not for use on vinyl!)
Top Kote Sealant
Son of a Gun
Orange 88 Degreaser
Turtle Wax/Tar Remover
Any product not listed above in the list of Acceptable Upholstery Cleaners!
Do not use any silicone-based protectants because they will extract the plasticizers, leaving the vinyl hard and brittle. (Eventually cracking will occur.)
Certain household cleaners, powdered abrasives, steel wool, and solvent cleaners can cause damage and discoloration and are not recommended. Dry cleaning fluids and lacquer solvents should not be used as they will remove printed pattern and gloss. Bleach will deteriorate the thread.
Common Stains Steps 1 2 3
Chewing Gum D A
Motor Oil B
Spray Paint B
Mildew or Wet Leaves* C B A
Yellow Mustard A B C
Oil-Base Paint D B
Suntan Lotion* A B
Tar/Asphalt D B
Lipstick A B
Latex Paint A B
Crayon D B
Ketchup A B
Grease D B
Ballpoint Ink* E B A
Household Soil A B
Permanent Marker* E B C
Coffee, Tea, Chocolate B
DO NOT USE 409 CLEANER OR SILICONE-BASED PRODUCTS!!!
A = Medium-soft brush; warm soapy water/rinse/dry.
B = Vinyl finish cleaner.
C = One (1) tablespoon ammonia, one-fourth (1/4) cup
of hydrogen peroxide, three-fourths (3/4 cup of
D = Wipe or scrape off excess (chill gum with ice).
E = Denatured alcohol/rinse/dry.
*Sun tan lotion, shoe polish, wet leaves and some other
products contain dyes that stain permanently.
08-22-2007, 09:15 AM
There is a lot of other interesting stuff in the manuals! :) Now THAT really sums it up for me... :rolleyes:
east tx skier
08-22-2007, 10:03 AM
So they are suggesting we put 303 Fabric Guard on the vinyl? Anyone want to go first? I'll stick to the cover and bimini with that stuff.
08-22-2007, 12:17 PM
I already have the 91-95 Barefoot 200 manual, thanks.
08-22-2007, 12:51 PM
Straight from the book!
09-04-2007, 11:30 AM
Per the 303 site:
NOTE: 303 High Tech Fabric Guard is NOT for use on:
Synthetic or imitation suede
Synthetic or imitation leather
The 303 Aerospace Protectant is what I have used over the years after cleaning on my 205 seats. Still look and feel like new 10 years later.