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Seriously, What cleans white boat vinyl??

Old 05-22-2008, 07:34 AM
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NEVER use harsh chemicals on your vinyl!! As one said, a majic eraser with some water, then follow up with 303 to protect it. Nothing makes it look better.
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:38 AM
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We used Clorox Clean-up for 8 years on our white vinyl and never had problems. We conditioned the vinyl a few times a year also.

Magic Erasers are a must.
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:41 AM
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krazy kleen. Cut it and rinse well after. all the above have worked for me too.
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Swipes, Magic Eraser, SoftScrub w/bleach in order of increasing strength. Use a protectant like 303, particularly after SoftScrub.

Clean it on a regular basis, even if it doesn't look dirty.
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roll off and a brush
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:09 AM
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We've had great results with the Mr. Clean majic eraers and follow it up with Swipes. If it's already pretty clean.....JUST SWIPE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! They clean and condition the vinyl.
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We used to use simple green, but now Magic Erasers.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:28 AM
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roll off and a brush
"Roll-Off", great product. Not always easy to find. I do know that West Marine has it though...
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:31 AM
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simple green has alkalides in it. not a good idea. Put some on your hands and don't rinse it off. It will burn/crack your skin. Mix up some diluted simple green and put it on your lawn. Noting will grow there for about 3 years.
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:56 AM
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Soft scrub with bleach. Use a small amount on a brush scrub it in then let it sit for 5 minutes and rinse it off. It works great
do hot use Chloride chemicals ( cleach, Chlorox, etc)

as told by a chemist friend. chloride cleaners break down vinyl ( poly vinyl CHLORIDE)

it opens up teh pvc molecules. it gets clean at first, but thes broekn down molecule chains colelct dirt and it is a never ending cycle
ever notice how often you need to reclean the bvinyl when using chlorox? that is why. I used it on my first boat until I learned this.

I have the best luck with 3m vinyl cleaner myself

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