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Teamoro 06-24-2012 03:10 PM

Upholstery Odour
My '03 X-10 smells.
It appears that the upholstery has developed an odour of barf or smelly cheese.
I cleaned my boat up a few weeks ago having opened it up after the winter. I used Mold Control and Vim on the seats as they had some mold patches and noticed mold developing in the enclosed areas.
I took the seat cushions out into a room and wow... the smell is lousy! Definitely coming from the vinyl seats and cushions. Has the Vim damaged the vinyl? Is it causing some type of a chemical / odour reaction?
Has anyone experienced this? Any thoughts, solutions, ideas?

3event 07-02-2012 01:37 PM

The combination of winter storage and finding mold doesn't sound too good. I'd take one of the cushions to a local place that does boat upholstery/seating if you have one and get an opinion there. Good luck!

NatesGr8 07-02-2012 01:56 PM

you could also try leaving it out in the sun for a few days, with all the seats laid out on the grass and all compartments open, giving it the good old fashioned "dry out"

Philscbx 07-02-2012 02:01 PM

Yep - a bad sign.
Mold is more than likely embedded deep in the foam.

If it were me - and do it the lowest cost - I'd get the kiddy pool out - fill it with detergent/bleach as if laundry - and deep soak the cushions - walking on them.

Stand them to drain & dry in the sun.

Mold will only progress cool & damp.

I finally made 2" plastic pipe full length from windshield to transom a foot above windshield to support tarp so it's tented steep for water run off and warm moist air escapes quickly out two large vents at top.

Teamoro 07-02-2012 03:18 PM

Thanks 3event. Will do.

Teamoro 07-02-2012 03:21 PM

Thanks NatesGr8. We are having a beautiful sunny weekend here and we've got all the cushions out and the boat wide open 'drying out'.

Teamoro 07-02-2012 03:22 PM

Thanks Philscbx. I didn't think about deep washing all the cushions but its a good idea.
I'll try fully drying them out first and see if that helps. If not, then deep wash.

atlfootr 07-03-2012 08:58 AM

Smells BAD, real BAD!
Here we go again ... call JIM!

Teamoro 07-03-2012 09:20 AM

Thanks atlfootr. I'll give Jim a call.

atlfootr 07-03-2012 09:29 AM


Originally Posted by Teamoro (Post 854831)
Thanks atlfootr. I'll give Jim a call.

Great, tell 'em I told you to call him.

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