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Old 09-10-2013, 10:05 AM
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Bumping this old thread. I had some stains under/in between my cushions and nothing would touch it. PPG DT870 worked amazing and the vinyl came out so bright and clean I'm interested in doing all the vinyl. Curious to get some more input on how abrasive this is or what the long term effects could be?
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:27 PM
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it's not abrasive it is attacking the surface of the vinyl and removing a layer.

I would only consider this as a last ditch effort to try and get some more life out of an interior. The results may be favorable but I am sure you'll be trading it off for a shortened lifespan of the vinyl.

I had some decent success with mold armor and magic erasers. I will probably try this in places this fall when the boat gets winterized.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:45 AM
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:19 AM
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Magic eraser = micro sandpaper
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:48 AM
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Using anything that's abrasive on vinyl will do the same as sandpaper on wood- it becomes easier to accept stains. Sure, it removed the old stains, but if a barrier coat isn't put on, it will stain faster. How well the barrier coat does its job depends on how often it needs to be cleaned and another coat added.

Vinyl forms a skin when it cures, but under that surface, it's porous. If abrasives or solvents are used, the skin's thickness is reduced. In the case of some solvents, the skin becomes stiffer and this will lead to cracking where people stand/kneel and along the seams. It's only a temporary fix, regardless of how good it looks after the dirt is gone.

Rather than using reducer (and DEFINITELY DO NOT USE ACETONE OR LACQUER THINNER), Naptha or lighter fluid will remove a lot of stains from vinyl without doing much damage. These should obviously be used only in well-ventilated places and only if you don't have a problem using these solvents.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:35 PM
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i used acetone on my 25 year old interior it worked awesome .it removed years of crud and the vinyl is soft again ,i did 303 it every second day for a few weeks after . i only did it cause i also had nothnig to lose . i am waiting to see how the vinyl turns out next year ,
it could all dry up and crack to pieces by next season . lol

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Old 12-08-2013, 07:34 PM
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Old 12-28-2013, 02:37 PM
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Rather than using reducer (and DEFINITELY DO NOT USE ACETONE OR LACQUER THINNER), Naptha or lighter fluid will remove a lot of stains from vinyl without doing much damage. These should obviously be used only in well-ventilated places and only if you don't have a problem using these solvents.
Afterwards sit on the upholstery and have a smoke or cigar;-)
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