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Old 07-30-2007, 09:09 PM
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The boat I am buying has quite a bit of mildew on the seats from sitting with the cockpit cover on it with no vents for about a year and a half. What have you all found to be the best for mildew removal from vinyl seats? Thank you in advance.
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The boat I am buying has quite a bit of mildew on the seats from sitting with the cockpit cover on it with no vents for about a year and a half. What have you all found to be the best for mildew removal from vinyl seats? Thank you in advance.
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Mix 1 part bleach to 3 parts water in a spray bottle. Works great on stubborn mildew and keps it from coming back. Then use a good vinyl restore product to put the shine and oils back.
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I thought about those but have never used them and didn't know if they worked on mildew. Thanks
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Solution of Jo Max and bleach. Use on white surfaces. Test a small section of color to make sure it does not affect the color before you spray the whole thing.

I used it on a boat that had a mildew prob, and it did wonders. It did not affect the colors on the boat, i did the whole thing.

The Jo Max bottle has instructions on the ration of bleach to jomax to water to be mixed.
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lysol tub and tile with bleach. Im telling you guys this chit works wonders.
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Clorox cleaner with bleach and a small soft brush, then wipe dry.
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Clorox Clean Up. I think pretty much anything with bleach will work. If the stains don't come all the way out right away, let it sit in the sun.
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Cool, thanks guys. I figured about any sort of bleach solution would probably do it but wanted to see what everyone else thought as I didn't know if the bleach would hurt thte vinyl. Does anyone have any idea how much it would cost to have 2 bolsters, combing panels, rear bench and engine hatch recovered? There are a few tears in it but not too bad so I plan to do a real good cleaning and possible recover all seats in the winter. Heres a few pics of what I will be working with. http://www.lakewideyachtbrokerage.com/1507.htm
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