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DemolitionMan
05-23-2013, 09:52 PM
Since I bought my 197 in 09 I have had a issue with mildew in the rear hatch. I have used different cleaners, what does the best job to clean this mildew with out taking the color out?

ZachDaddy
05-23-2013, 10:06 PM
Totally Awesome and a soft bristle brush.
Have you tried putting a rid a damp bucket in the hatch to pull the moisture out?

DemolitionMan
05-23-2013, 10:16 PM
[QUOTE=ZachDaddy;938814]Totally Awesome and a soft bristle brush.
Have you tried putting a rid a damp bucket in the hatch to pull the moisture out?[/QUOTE

Thank You, I have not.

mikeg205
05-23-2013, 11:05 PM
try some TSP tri-sodium phospate - give it a test to make sure it does not chew up any fabric...works great on removing mildew. Closed hatches are tough - I keep mine open as often as possible. Boats, water, fabric and a closed compartment - let's grow mildew...

ttu
05-23-2013, 11:21 PM
Totally Awesome and a soft bristle brush.
Have you tried putting a rid a damp bucket in the hatch to pull the moisture out?

hate to ask a dumb question but I went by the dollar store a while back and there were numerous grades of totally awesome. which one are you using?

Flatwaterfooter
05-23-2013, 11:39 PM
Do you prop the rear hatch when you cocer the boat? I prop engine cover the passenger sit , anything with hinges to get air in there.

agua4fun
05-24-2013, 12:30 AM
Same problem here, watching this thread to see how it works.

DemolitionMan
05-24-2013, 01:23 AM
I keep the hatch open on the weekends when the boat is parked. It stays covered during the week.

ZachDaddy
05-24-2013, 07:52 AM
The TA that you are looking to purchase is a yellow fluid in a clear one pint(maybe) spray bottle with a red label.

ZachDaddy
05-24-2013, 07:57 AM
A less costly moisture wick is to use a bucket of charcoal. I used to fight mildew in a different brand boat.
My solution was a 5 gallon bucket with a removable lid. I put a bunch of holes in the lid. It worked great. When the bricks where swollen I change the bucket out.

mikeg205
05-24-2013, 08:04 AM
A less costly moisture wick is to use a bucket of charcoal. I used to fight mildew in a different brand boat.
My solution was a 5 gallon bucket with a removable lid. I put a bunch of holes in the lid. It worked great. When the bricks where swollen I change the bucket out.

that's pretty crafty....

JerryW
05-24-2013, 08:52 AM
Places like Home Depot and Lowes have mold and mildew remediation products in spray bottles that you use to treat existing mold, and it also helps keep it from coming back. It's usually in the paint or cleaning supplies departments. I've used it on the vinyl in our boat and it seems to help prevent it from coming back. It might be worth a try.

mikeg205
05-24-2013, 10:03 AM
Traxxx here is mold remediation specialist...