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Old 08-31-2004, 11:02 PM
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What do you use to remove stains on seats?

Our boat is only 7 months old, but the ski school that had it in LA let the seats get a stain all over them. I've tried several cleaners (3M, soap, mildew remover and no luck.
Anyone got this same problem or what would you recommend using?
I've heard the 303 stuff is good.
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Old 08-31-2004, 11:50 PM
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I've heard that MC sells an upholstery cleaner that is really good. Check with some dealers. Not terribly pricey, either.
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Old 09-01-2004, 12:40 AM
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Straight from my cleaning expert, (my wife knows all cleaning issues) bleach and water, and the bleach will kill the mildew also. May have some other side effects, don't spill the bleach on your carpet while mixing, etc, and use gloves. That is what we normally use or just vinegar and water for light cleaning. Cheapest way to go and it works.

She also has the commercial version, called Scrubbing Bubbles Mildew stain remover that is also definitely bleach if you smell it.

It sometimes takes a toothbrush or some bristle cleaning tool to get the mildew out.

Good luck!
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Old 09-01-2004, 12:13 PM
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I have never heard anything but not to use bleach on the vinyl. Even when it is dilluted, I'd be very worried about using it given the cost of new skins. I've heard glowing reviews of the MC cleaner and it doesn't seem too pricey. My $.02.
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Old 09-01-2004, 12:14 PM
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Be very carefull with bleach, It can be hard on the threading.
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Old 09-01-2004, 01:16 PM
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I think I would be a little afraid of bleach too..


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Old 09-01-2004, 06:40 PM
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Good points, dilute the bleach, wring your rag out, it isn't a pour it on cleaner! Bleach is the real agent in many cleaners. If my threads fall out I'll know why! No problem in 4 years.
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Old 09-01-2004, 08:07 PM
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I have had great luck with Fantastic. It is one of the cleaners that is reccomend for use by G&T (the vinyl people).

303 is a protectant not a cleaner. That being said I use it religiously on my vinyl and gel coat.
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Old 09-01-2004, 11:47 PM
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I use mild soap(Dawn) and water for just the everyday stuff. For something that that won't get, I use watered down Soft Scrub; gets it out everytime.
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Old 09-07-2004, 04:48 PM
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303 also has a cleaner-->http://www.303products.com/main.php?...rospacecleaner.
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