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tommydbouy 07-14-2013 12:01 PM

Swimsuit blead onto Vinyl
We were out yesterday with friends and i started noticing little grey drips on the seats. I thought it was on of the kids Gatorade. Then our friend stood up and the seat was black where she was sitting. It seemed like her black swimsuit was bleeding. We tried wiping it with water right away but it did nothing. When we got home we used the Totally Awsome and 303 cleaner. Neither helped at all. We reluctantly tried Magic Eraser in some small areas. It seemed to lighten it a little bit but nowhere near enough to calm our MCOCD. I've heard the Magic Erasers can damage the seats because of their abbarasive makeup.

I've read a few threads on here that said letting is sit out in the sun will help. Were trying that right now. Anyone else run into this and have suggestions?

Here's a picture. In my eyes the actual looks worse than the picture. I tried to get a picture of the drip marks but they didn't come out.

madcityskier 07-14-2013 12:13 PM

This is why I've been trying to institute a no suits for the ladies rule on my boat. So far the wife has put the nix on this. Read a thread on wakeworld concerning cleaning upholstery with wd-40. Seems wrong to me, but might be worth a try in this instance. Goo Gone, DiSolve It, and a carpet cleaner called Spot Shot might be worth a try. I'd start with the spot shot, and test it on an inconspicuous are first. I've never had a problem with it, but I'd hate to hear you did.

vogelm1 07-14-2013 01:28 PM

Before going at it with the stronger cleaners, try leaving it out in the sun - it may take an afternoon or two or three, but I think you'll luck out and have the stain be gone. Keep us posted on how things turn out. We've had some tough-to-remove stains on our vinyl before (spider poop, blue jean short bleed, etc) and all came out just fine after a few afternoons skiing. Hope your situation ends up as good.

JimN 07-14-2013 01:29 PM

Tell everyone to sit on a towel.

charrison327 07-14-2013 01:44 PM

^^^^^ towels are great. i use white towels or very well worn/washed towels that i know won't bleed and that's what everyone sits on. my wife actually likes sitting on the towels better anyhow because she doesn't stick to the seats

SkiDog 07-14-2013 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by JimN (Post 956822)
Tell everyone to sit on a towel.

Or just stand up all day.:rolleyes:

neil.anderson63 07-14-2013 08:46 PM

I used barkeepers friend to get this out before. Most of it came tight off. The slight shadow of the stain faded away after a few days in the sun.

tr6coug 07-14-2013 11:06 PM

Try this stuff. Malco Leather and Plastic cleaner. It took stains off that nothing else would.

Amazon link

93Prostar190 07-15-2013 07:05 AM

Sun will make it go away .....

atlfootr 07-15-2013 07:44 AM


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