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    Platinum Member Platinum Member Here's Johnny's Avatar
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    Good vinyl cleaner?

    Does anyone have any good cleaners or techniques to cleaning vinyl. My bolstes look like brand new, but I just put some new white grab handles on them and you can see how the grain of the white vinyl does look dirty...any help is appreciated.

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    I have an 89 Formula that the vinyl was starting to look a little worn on. I used this stuff called Starbrite Vinyl Cleaner and Restorer. It did a great job of getting the dirt out of the cracks and shining things up. If you put an application on every time you go out it really keeps the vinyl soft. You can buy it anywhere, West Marine and even Walmart I think. Try to avoid using armor all and things like that because it breaks down the stitching in vinyl and dries the vinyl out making it crack. Good luck!

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    Registered seahawk's Avatar
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    Lysol tub and tile cleaner (scrubbing bubbles) but let it sit a wile.

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    Registered josh76's Avatar
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    Miami Beach, FL
    Zep makes a great vinyl cleaner. I have tried alot of stuff on my boat, and this stuff really gets it looking clean. Check it out at:

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    Dont laugh but my old interior looked so bad I used engine gunk with a scotch brite pad. WOW!!!! wash it real good afterwards i kept doing this for 2 years. no side affects

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    Registered redscarab3's Avatar
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    Spray 9

    works every time

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    Leather & Vinyl Cleaner at Triggs Marine This stuff ROCKS!!!

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    Charter Member #655 Charter Member dyno's Avatar
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    Bleach white for white walls works great!!!!
    If your boat has a sail do you ride a horse to the ramp?

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    Registered blue thunder's Avatar
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    The trick is to find a gentle vinyl cleaner (Astrup cleaner and deoxidizer is great) and scrub with a soft bristle brush. The brush is what gets the grains clean. Wipe clean with fresh cloth then apply 303 protectant. Your upholstry will last long and look great. White wall bleach will look good for a short time then the vinyl will crack because all the oils get removed. BTDT


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    Registered BRUCE SEROFF's Avatar
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    Tough stuff or spray nine ...i like them both

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