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agarabaghi
08-05-2013, 01:31 PM
Well my new MC skins lasted about 1.5yrs and im afraid they need to be replaced. I dont think I want to use the MC skins from that year anymore because they just dont seem to last.

Ive been looking and i seems like marine grade vinyl is now offered by a few manufactures in the "carbon" weave?

Nautolex seems to be a brand that comes up a bunch?

Any other suggestions? Im going to swing by the local vinyl shop and see.

Also if anyone know a place near orlando that would be great...

76S&S
08-05-2013, 08:05 PM
I don't know of anyone near Orlando, but you could crate the interior and send it to Viper Customs in TN.

BG1772
08-05-2013, 09:52 PM
+1 for viper customs! Shipped them the skins for my 2001xstar. I couldn't be happier with the work they did.

agarabaghi
08-06-2013, 09:17 AM
Well as bad a bleach is, i have to say this combination just worked wonders.

I used a 5/2 water / bleach ratio in a spray bottle and only applied it to the infected areas. Used a leather conditioner brush to aggitate it then wiped it off. I used an APC citrus based cleaner to then remove what was left over. Conditioned the leather wit ha vinyl / leather conditioner cream, and will then apply 303 to it.

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agarabaghi
08-06-2013, 09:18 AM
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agarabaghi
08-06-2013, 09:19 AM
I know bleach will harm my vinyl but I think I can get at least another season out of these skins if i continue to condition them.

I need to get a new cover made. The cover I have from custom ski boats kinda sucks.

76S&S
08-06-2013, 09:39 AM
The bleach will clean the vinyl but it will destroy the stitching. By the looks of the vinyl you should be able to make it to cooler weather before tackling this project.

agarabaghi
08-06-2013, 11:50 AM
I tried to avoid touching the stitching as much as possible. The main damaged areas were on the large vinyl only areas. I also was sure to wipe it clean immediately. Hopefully it holds up!

Cloaked
08-06-2013, 06:10 PM
+1 for viper customs! Shipped them the skins for my 2001xstar. I couldn't be happier with the work they did.Good work by Karl but Jim is not very reliable on his commitments of timeliness or keeping promises. He still is promising me a service he can't deliver on (how hard can a carpet overlay be?), as simple as it is. Viper does not get my vote of confidence nor recommendation.

Jim Friant (also in TN) is another source for vinyl, same good quality...

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Aric'sX15
08-06-2013, 06:34 PM
is that from your cover?!!

04redxstar
08-07-2013, 12:15 AM
Good work by Karl but Jim is not very reliable on his commitments of timeliness or keeping promises. He still is promising me a service he can't deliver on (how hard can a carpet overlay be?), as simple as it is. Viper does not get my vote of confidence nor recommendation.

Jim Friant (also in TN) is another source for vinyl, same good quality...

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I had the same communication problem too untill the last week and a half my boat was there they hired a new girl... She was quick to get back to me. Before she was hired....wont go into it. Needless to say the interior work is great. just double the time they say and keep on top of really any shop you decide to take your boat to. They seem to be the same just not on top of everything...

CantRepeat
08-07-2013, 06:57 AM
Well my new MC skins lasted about 1.5yrs and im afraid they need to be replaced. I dont think I want to use the MC skins from that year anymore because they just dont seem to last.

Ive been looking and i seems like marine grade vinyl is now offered by a few manufactures in the "carbon" weave?

Nautolex seems to be a brand that comes up a bunch?

Any other suggestions? Im going to swing by the local vinyl shop and see.

Also if anyone know a place near orlando that would be great...

Are you saying your boat has gone through two sets of interiors? The second set was purchased from an MC dealer who got the skins from MC and they only lasted a year and half? What dealer did the new skins come from? Who installed them?

agarabaghi
08-07-2013, 10:15 AM
Are you saying your boat has gone through two sets of interiors? The second set was purchased from an MC dealer who got the skins from MC and they only lasted a year and half? What dealer did the new skins come from? Who installed them?

Not the whole interior. But all 3 sun/ engine covers and a few interior seat cushions were replaced with factory MC vinyls. Respected dealer, and a respect shop, not going to say more as it is not their fault.

Im not sure WHAT causes the mildew / damage but im not exactly happy. The cover is only 2 years old also, and i feel that the poor quality of SKIBOATCOVER.com covers might be to blame. Almost instantly i notice that the harshness of the fabric and lack of putting felt where the cover touches vinyl (back engine) started causing some issues. Then after a week of the boat sitting cover and the FL rain i came back to the damages you can see. Im not thrilled, but im not going to start a hissy fit. I washed the cover following sunbrellas instructions using bleach and detergent and i will be applying the 303 to it today and see where that takes us....

CantRepeat
08-07-2013, 11:41 AM
Well, I think anytime a wet cover sits on wet vinyl you're going to have a mold issue. Boats are made to wet on the bottom but not so much on the top.

I've got a friend in the same place with his new interior that you are in. He had the entire boat redone and it look great. After one off season sitting under a few tight and well angled cover he has mold on ever place the cover touch the vinyl. It wasn't a matter of the cover or the vinyl it is a matter of them not drying out for days on end over the winter.