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Old 05-10-2003, 05:54 PM
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Question What is the Best way to wash a Cockpit cover??

My cockpit cover is looking kind of dirty....and the boat in the rack on top of me leaked some oil down on my boat. So now i have an oil stain too. i brought the cover home and i'm wondering what the best way to wash it is. I think i took it to a self serve car wash before and pressure washed it, but i was wondering if i could just throw it in the washer at home??

How do you guys wash yours??
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Your wife will kill you when the washer wipes out,plus you will have to buy her a new one. Find a commercial laundermat,feed in a bunch of quarters then run fast before the owner sees what you did
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I mix up hot water and simple green strong solution with a brush for mine.

Or just use straight Mountin Dew mix!
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Try pre treating the oil spot with Lestoil and then take it to the launderamat. Use one of the big front loaders, good luck.

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I've done the wash machine route, before. The problem I encountered was the thread came apart around the snaps and borders. Maybe I should have used the "gentle" cycle. I had to have the entire cover restictched and new snaps installed.
 
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when you wash it. be carefull the soap will take OUT the water repellent.woollite or verry mild detergent
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I used the car wash on my old boat cover and it did a good job.
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I scrubed mine with hot water n simple green than rinsed it with a pressure washer came out great I let it dry than sprayed it with water repellant .
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take it to a commercial laundry for a wash, but only spin dry slighty, leave it damp and dry it on your boat for a perfect fit...
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If you decide to add water repellant, remember that the stuff makes the cover shrink. The first time we couldn't even get the cover back on. The second time, I applied it with the cover in place. It proceeded to actually pull the aluminum frame off the window!
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