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Old 08-26-2008, 10:20 PM
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Pink Spots

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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Old 08-26-2008, 10:24 PM
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Old 08-26-2008, 10:32 PM
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Who is your dealer? They should have various cleaners instock for detailing boats.
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Old 08-26-2008, 10:37 PM
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Erk:

I will check with them. I did not know if I needed something more heavy duty than a "regular" marine upholstery cleaner since the magic eraser did not work and the spots grew over the past week.

What do you have at CMC that would work?

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Old 08-26-2008, 10:58 PM
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This probably won't help you too much, but I also had this issue. Tried everything to clean it off with zero success this spring and the other day noticed the pink was gone. I'm not sure what did it, but my thought is that it must have been airing the boat out well in the garage after every use (the previous owner did not do this). It's a weird deal, but I'm happy to see it go.
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Erk:

I will check with them. I did not know if I needed something more heavy duty than a "regular" marine upholstery cleaner since the magic eraser did not work and the spots grew over the past week.

What do you have at CMC that would work?

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zep aerosal vinyl cleaner, bio-kleen black streak remover

Hard to give other ideas without seeing/testing on it.
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Mildew remover... air the cushions out... last case rip the skin off and air it out from both sides.
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:39 AM
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:19 AM
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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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Old 08-27-2008, 09:44 AM
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