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D-MAX-Star
02-04-2008, 09:33 AM
My boat I purchased is a 2004 and the previous owner didn't use any protectent on the seats. I was just wondering what is the best way to get a good deep clean and then what to use to protect it.
Thanks Derek

jimmer2880
02-04-2008, 09:49 AM
Magic eraser for the clean, 303 for the protection. Nothing better

east tx skier
02-04-2008, 10:03 AM
Magic eraser is great, but use it sparingly. From all I understand, it is going to take a very fine layer of that vinyl to get those wonderful results.

I have used it, but only when other safe-to-use cleaners did not work.

erkoehler
02-04-2008, 10:07 AM
try some vinyl cleaner w/ a scrub brush. Specifically zep aerosal vinyl cleaner.

Just a a lite bristle scrub brush, nothing too harsh.

east tx skier
02-04-2008, 10:11 AM
Eric, is there any place that sells that stuff individually. Everywhere I've looked has it at $71 for a case.

mastercraftrider
02-04-2008, 10:36 AM
Fantastik with a soft bristle brush usually works good. If not majic eraser will take most spots out just make sure you follow up with a good conditioner. I use 3m vinyl restorer and find it does a very good job.

TMCNo1
02-04-2008, 10:46 AM
Eric, is there any place that sells that stuff individually. Everywhere I've looked has it at $71 for a case.

Doug,
I just contacted ZEP @ 1-877-I-BUY-ZEP (1-877-428-9937) and they said they do not have a listing for their customer that sell individual containers of their products on a retail basis, but you can order from them direct on a per container basis with a credit card.
Hpoe this helps.

east tx skier
02-04-2008, 10:47 AM
Thanks, Harold.

jkski
02-04-2008, 01:40 PM
As others have said...fantastik or a product called "Cherry Bomb" that a lot of car detailers use, along with a nice scrub brush. Spray it on, scrub it and wipe it off with a white towel and you'll be amazed as to what comes off. Follow this up with a good water rinse/wiping, then follow with 303 Protectant. It will look like new and we will expect pictures!!!

erkoehler
02-04-2008, 01:41 PM
Eric, is there any place that sells that stuff individually. Everywhere I've looked has it at $71 for a case.

Chicago MasterCraft....

Sodar
02-04-2008, 01:58 PM
Boat salesman to used boat salesman to cleaning products salesman... The market must be slowing. ;)

JoshBuzz
02-04-2008, 02:11 PM
Doug,
I just contacted ZEP @ 1-877-I-BUY-ZEP (1-877-428-9937) and they said they do not have a listing for their customer that sell individual containers of their products on a retail basis, but you can order from them direct on a per container basis with a credit card.
Hpoe this helps.

Harold are you that bored??

:D

east tx skier
02-04-2008, 02:17 PM
As others have said...fantastik or a product called "Cherry Bomb" that a lot of car detailers use, along with a nice scrub brush. Spray it on, scrub it and wipe it off with a white towel and you'll be amazed as to what comes off. Follow this up with a good water rinse/wiping, then follow with 303 Protectant. It will look like new and we will expect pictures!!!

Don't use fantastik. They changed the formula to something that is not vinyl friendly.

erkoehler
02-04-2008, 02:19 PM
Boat salesman to used boat salesman to cleaning products salesman... The market must be slowing. ;)


EASY! :D :D

TNH2oSkier
02-04-2008, 03:17 PM
G&T Vinyl finish cleaner works well also.

TMCNo1
02-04-2008, 03:17 PM
Harold are you that bored??

:D

Not really, I just like experimenting on Google, Yahoo, Ask.com and speeding down the "Information Highway" and helping people! Besides, I can call long distance for free and well, you know the story!:rolleyes: :D

TMCNo1
02-04-2008, 03:19 PM
Boat salesman to used boat salesman to cleaning products salesman... The market must be slowing. ;)


Lord, I hope he doesn't start selling Fuller Brushes, door to door too!:rolleyes: :uglyhamme

stuartmcnair
02-04-2008, 04:51 PM
We might soon see......erkoehler now offers the SHAMWOW!!!

http://www.shamwow.com/Shummyimages/shammyhome_09green.jpg

erkoehler
02-04-2008, 04:56 PM
No shamwow as of yet, but you never know what the future may hold.

russlars
02-04-2008, 05:53 PM
My boat I purchased is a 2004 and the previous owner didn't use any protectent on the seats. I was just wondering what is the best way to get a good deep clean and then what to use to protect it.
Thanks Derek
I like "Marine Spray 9" for cleaning vinyl. It seems to work well on most general dirt and spots. 303 Protectant to protect the vinyl afterwards.

D-MAX-Star
02-04-2008, 08:42 PM
Thanks guys I will try that tomorow, I cant wait to put the boat in and ride.