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Old 08-27-2008, 01:16 PM
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I have some bad news. That pink stain is actually "Bacterial Excrement". It wicks right up the nylon scrim and gets right into the vinyl. It'd actually IN the vinyl, not on the surface.

Good luck trying to get it out.
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:38 PM
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I have done a TMC search on this topic, but have not had much luck with the info.

I have a 2001 209 with white skins. I am getting the dreaded pink spots on my observers seat as well as one of the bow cushions.

Any advice on how to get rid of the pink and prevent its return? Magic eraser did not help.

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Do a advanced search using "Pink" as the key word, or this Google search as shown in my sugnature, http://www.google.com/cse?cx=partner...pots&sa=Search
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Old 08-28-2008, 02:49 PM
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I too have the pink fade on my sun deck ('05 X2). It started on the patterned section and has since spread across the entire platform. I always cover the boat but unfortunately have to keep in outside during the summer months.

I am interested in trying the soft-scrub solution that johkur recommends. Has anyone else tried this solution, what were your results? I'll post some before and after pics when I get done.

I may also contact my local dealer to see if they will replace the skin, I've heard it depends on your dealer and is handled case by case.
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The warranty on mastercraft specifically excludes the pink stains, which is something that is 'created' by an organism. "
Get off the seats and hit the floor with the better half during organisms! Jeeezzz, We aint' messin' up our seats!
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Old 08-28-2008, 04:47 PM
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Get off the seats and hit the floor with the better half during organisms! Jeeezzz, We aint' messin' up our seats!
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Old 08-28-2008, 04:49 PM
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My old X7 got them on occasion. If you cleaned the seats well (I use Babes boat products) and then let the marked spot bake in the sun for a good day or maybe two, the spots always went away for me.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:13 AM
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Super old thread, but fwiw, the product from pink-away.com got rid of the pink stains on my boat.
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:07 PM
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I worked at a dealership for a little while and we had a few boats that didn't get much use and sat with the cover on them collecting moisture that had the problem. When detailing we did use several bleach compounds that lightened the spots but the most effective remedy was direct sunlight for extended periods of time. As it is a form of very stubborn mildew, dark wet places only exacerbate this problem. So I would say put a little elbow grease into scrubbing off the top layer then take the cover off and leave it out for a couple sunny days devoid of rain. Then, once they're gone apply a protectant (most desirably the same your dealer uses on their vinyl.) I would also make sure you thoroughly clean your cover as well to ensure your problem doesn't continue. Just my $.02. Good Luck!
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Old 08-24-2016, 03:39 PM
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Finally A Cure for Pinking

Gents,

A company called Gestalt Scientific (www.gestaltscientific.com) has invented the worlds first solution to treat pinking. They sell these units commercially to boat manufacturers. Their system can eradicate pinking on cushions in 1 hour. I'm surprised Mastercraft has not recommended it to it's dealers. Ask your local dealer to contact them. I've seen the process work personally. 888-314-6882. They have demo units they can send out for a trial.
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Old 08-24-2016, 08:43 PM
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First of all, beware goingto the dealer about the pink spots. The warranty on mastercraft specifically excludes the pink stains, which is something that is 'created' by an organism. I hope that mastercraft will consider modifying their vinyl formulation to have more biocide, as per the info below. But the solution I mention below worked on my non-MC boat, should work on your vinyl issue. I posted about this on mymastercraft.com at one point, http://mymastercraft.com/Forum/view_...m=3&category=2, here's the info:



"I did some research on the pink stain that emanates from the stitching a while back. Biocide in the foam or vinyl is supposed to help prevent this, but it doesn't always help enough.

- boat vinyl and the organism known as Streptoverticillium reticulum creates the pink dye, and loves to live with vinyl. And there's even standards to evaluating the performance of vinyl against these "pink staining microbes". For example, http://www.astm.org/cgi-bin/SoftCart....htm?E+mystore and sources such as http://www.springerlink.com/content/g31n5p5659686322/ provide info to help prevent these fungi during the Vinyl creation, etc.





- Pink stains in boats are not new: Here's a forum from 2003 about a 1998 boat: http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum8/HTML/000903.html

Even in this document from 2000, http://www.bfafh.de/inst4/45/pdf/tfoecds4.pdf it talks about the need for protecting polymeric solids against this 'pink stain organism' using antimicrobials. (ATSM E1428-91).



- Boat manufacturers should be encouraged to consider http://www.biopruf.com/about.htm or other microbials to help prevent the pink stain. (ie. ttp://www.muraspec.com/content.asp?PageID=66).



Many cleaning methods that don't work: http://www.goboatingmag.com/includes...le.asp?id=1901 and http://www.doityourself.com/stry/vinyl which is a link from http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=267172 but even the more aggressive cleaning methods don't seem to help.



And since you read this far, here's how to remove the pink stains:



Just put soft-scrub (with Bleach, not the regular version) on your finger, and liberally rub it on the stain. Its just a bathroom tub & tile cleaner with bleach in a gel/paste form making it easy to apply and not 'run'. Leave it in the sun all day. Next day, wipe it off and repeat. Do it a few days, and sure enough, the pink gradually disappears. It really works! As always, do a test spot to make sure the bleach doesn't effect your colors. When its all prepared, put 303 or other protectant on it, but frankly, it feels smooth and protected even though you've killed the microbes and removed the stains they left behind.



I do recommend though that you not put it on the same finger each day but on maybe a small rag, since it actually can burn your finger after a few days, make it numb, etc. "


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