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NoSubstitute
07-06-2009, 01:20 PM
I've been trying to figure out where to buy the Vinyl Finish Vinyl Cleaner that MC mentions in their manuals. I've searched numerous ways online, and can't seem to find a site that sells it. Was this product replaced by epHx? I've searched for that product, and can't seem to find a site to purchase it from either. Was epHx replaced by Z-Care? Does anyone have any active links or sites?

ORX-1
07-06-2009, 01:48 PM
Not sure where to find the Vinyl Finish but you should check out Babe's Seat Soap. I have tried pretty much everything out there and Babe's is the best! http://babesboats.com/prodSeatSoap.php

bigmac
07-06-2009, 03:04 PM
G&T was the maker of the marine vinyl used by all the top boats. They had their own cleaner called Vinyl Finish. They reorganized to Global Products Solutions - Marine Specialties Group and renamed their vinyl cleaner to something else. Recently they were acquired by Spradling Vinyl, which only kept the vinyl company, no longer handles any cleaning products. So, you won't find the Vinyl Finish they were referring to. Best off with one of the other brands these days. Lot of people here swear by Babe's.

bwatso01
07-07-2009, 01:57 PM
I use the 2 products below from 303 to clean and protect my vinyl seats and am very satisifed.
These are also on the approved list from MC.

303 Vinyl/Fabric cleaner
http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=74189&pdesc=303_Fabric/Vinyl_Cleaner_32_oz&cname=Cleaners-Wax&aID=601L1&merchID=1009&r=view

303 Protectant
http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=23238&pdesc=303_Aerospace_Protectant_32_oz&cname=Cleaners-Wax&aID=601L1&merchID=1009&r=view

stuartmcnair
07-07-2009, 02:47 PM
+1

303 products are the best...


I use the 2 products below from 303 to clean and protect my vinyl seats and am very satisifed.
These are also on the approved list from MC.

303 Vinyl/Fabric cleaner
http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=74189&pdesc=303_Fabric/Vinyl_Cleaner_32_oz&cname=Cleaners-Wax&aID=601L1&merchID=1009&r=view

303 Protectant
http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=23238&pdesc=303_Aerospace_Protectant_32_oz&cname=Cleaners-Wax&aID=601L1&merchID=1009&r=view

BriEOD
07-07-2009, 05:38 PM
Babes...no discussion.

east tx skier
07-07-2009, 11:00 PM
Meguire's vinyl protectant was, at one point, recommended for G&T vinyl. I've had good results from it. For cleaning, a mild detergent and warm water with a soft brush does very well.

Kevin@MWMC
07-08-2009, 02:22 AM
Babes!!! Does an amazing job!!

mpabreo
07-08-2009, 09:08 AM
+2 for 303 products...

Babes is great too...

flipper
07-08-2009, 09:17 AM
Babes is great stuff, I use pretty much all their products and very happy with them. Another one that has worked very well for me is the Zep vinyl cleaner. What ever you use follow up with some 303

Prostar19
07-08-2009, 10:07 AM
Babes all the way

east tx skier
07-08-2009, 11:11 AM
My local dealer swears by ZEP.

NoSubstitute
07-09-2009, 10:28 AM
Meguire's vinyl protectant was, at one point, recommended for G&T vinyl. I've had good results from it. For cleaning, a mild detergent and warm water with a soft brush does very well.

I also used Meguire's vinyl on my previous boat, and was very satisfied with the results. I'm planning on using the 303 for the protecting part, but my understanding is that it is not a cleaner. I didn't see ZEP on the approved list, but I've read good things about it too. I'm interested in using a product that is spray on/wipe off, as rising the back of non-removable cushions with water seems like it would be challenging (and a pain). I've read that Ivory or Dawn with warm water is a good mild cleaner, but it needs to be rinsed. If I end up going that route, what ratio would you use to mix?

east tx skier
07-09-2009, 10:53 AM
I've used regular Tide (no bleach) and warm water with a soft brush. No set ratio, just don't overdue it. 303 makes a cleaner that is a separate product from the protectant if you want to go that route.

TX.X-30 fan
07-09-2009, 10:53 AM
I just use a fresh dead cat to wipe down the vinyl, seems to provide UV too.


hey BBMGDMGR 8p8p

flipper
07-09-2009, 11:27 AM
I just use a fresh dead cat to wipe down the vinyl, seems to provide UV too.


hey BBMGDMGR 8p8p

Do frozen ones work too?

bcampbe7
07-09-2009, 11:51 AM
Has to be fresh

bbymgr
07-09-2009, 11:59 AM
I've found that dog fur is better for that deep ground in dirt. It's got more bite to it, and you don't have to kill the dog. You can just scalp the fur off..........it should probably grow back over time.

treptowr
07-09-2009, 03:36 PM
I've used Exquisite for the past two seasons for cleaning vinyl. Use it with a soft bristle brush and it works great. Leaves everything feeling nice and soft and supple. Then I use 303 for protectant after the scrub down. Here's a little comparison someone did:
http://www.wakeboatworld.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=51&Itemid=1