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Old 07-15-2013, 02:18 PM
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This has never happened on the MC but it happens often on the pontoon boat. Sun will fix it. My seat was pink for a few days due to a beach bag left sitting on it. It will be fine.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:35 PM
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Sun will make it go away .....
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:49 PM
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we bring a huge bag of towels every trip, I personally do not like the light colored interior in my boat. I think a darker gray would be much easier to keep clean.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:54 PM
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Its not their suits, its the sun screen they are using and either sweating off onto the seats or just dripping off of them.

Do not let anyone sit on the or lay on the seats with sun screen on. Have them lay on a towel.

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Brite-Sta.../dp/B003CYNVN4
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:15 PM
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X3 on sun.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:18 PM
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So far I've been able to get it out in the sun for about 9 hours and it seems to have lessened the stain alot. It's still noticeable but not near as bad as the original stain. The drip marks are still there. I'm going to try more time in the sun before trying any more cleaners. Thanks for all the responses. They have calmed the MCOCD.

I found that 303 also makes a spot remover that is different than the 303 cleaner. I'm picking some up just in case. Anyone ever use it? It claims it's good for removing ink, grease, blood, and other unsavory stains on vinyl and carpet.

Hopefully I'll have good things to report soon.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:08 PM
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A buddy of mine with his brand new boat, and brand new sterns seat cushion (throwable life preserver) left it on a bow cushion, and it got wet.

Next day we noticed a big blue square, with a sterns logo in it. Not good.

We tried all the normal stuff. Water, soap, rubbing alcohol, bleach, 409, etc. It didn't budge.

Then I remember my fiance had bought a vinyl cleaner for our pontoon. Tried it, and it literally came off in 1 min. I was blown away. Like one of those infomericals.

http://www.amazon.com/MaryKate-MK373.../dp/B003OUMVX2
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:42 AM
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http://www.practical-sailor.com/issu...ts_5726-1.html

It's all bleach.

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Of the 14 cleaners tested, a half-dozen of them use sodium hypochlorite (bleach) as an active ingredient: Marykate Mildew Stain Remover, Boat Armor Mildew Stain Remover, 3M Marine Mildew Stain Remover, Star brite Mildew Stain Remover, Klean-Strip Mildew Stain Remover, and Sudbury Mildew Cleaner & Stain Remover. The amount of bleach used varies from product to product. For instance, Klean-Strip is 96 percent sodium hypochlorite, and Boat Armor has 4.9 percent of the active ingredient, compared to the 5 percent found in household bleach.

Bleach-based products should never be used on nylon fabric or stitching. They will weaken the material. (See "Mildew Offense and Defense," facing page.)

The MSDS for it.

http://www.fastenal.com/web/msds/det...739!1014929580
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:47 PM
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Yeah, and it smells like it.

However, we honestly tried straight bleach as well, since the vinyl is pure white, and straight bleach did not work.
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:48 PM
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Is there nothing that Mary Kate and Ashley won't sell?????
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