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Old 09-01-2003, 09:31 AM
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I wouldn't use soft scrub on vinyl. Its abrasive and will remove the top layer of the material. Vinyl has a top "Finish" layer if you destroy it it will degrade over time. Try the alcohol or wet cloth method, or you'lll be replacing the vinyl in a couple years.
This was told to me by a guy that repaired some vinyl on my last boat.
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Old 09-01-2003, 09:47 AM
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Try the alcohol trick. If that doesn't work, try Tide (the laundry detergent) with Bleach alternative. Put a dab on and let it sit for maybe an hour (not in direct sunlight). Then rinse it off. That should work. If not, one last trick if it is white vinyl is to mix a paste of table salt and the juice from a fresh lemon (mix until you get a slightly runny paste like soft yogurt). Put the paste on the stain and let it sit in the sun until it dires (best to leave it on for a couple of hours). DO NOT RUB as that will be abrasive. Just dab it on and leave it. After a couple of hours, carefully rinse it off - DON'T WIPE as that will scratch as well. This trick should work well.
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Soft scrub with bleach works great. You'll have to recondition the vinyl afterwards though. As an absolute last resort, you could try laquer thinner. This stuff will remove the stain by actually dissolving the top layer of the vinyl. I've used it a couple of times and have been luckly so far.
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Scrubbin Bubbles or Easy Off......Easy Off is a little harsher.....but you must follow up with a vinyl or leather conditioner with both. If that doesnt work it is probably a good stain and then you must take more drastic measures.

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Old 09-01-2003, 02:07 PM
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I use wesley's white wall tire cleaner on vinyl to clean.. works great!!! I also use the blue spray bottle of mcguires to clean and condition the vinyl seats... wesley's and some sun usually does the trick!!! I use the soft scrub on my white rub rail with the abrasive side of a kitchen sponge... works great!!!
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Old 09-01-2003, 04:32 PM
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Check this thread... another possible solution... Roll Off...

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...threadid=58195
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DON'T USE LAQUER THINNER!!!!! It will discolor the vinyl. Ask Warpaint!!!!
Mama, I talked to you about tires before.

Duh, I think Mama would know to treat the vinyl after cleaning it!!!
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I have used Wesleys Bleachwhite White Tire Cleaner for years on everythin---stainless, nonskid decks, vinyl, engine compartment, gas grill---that stuff is MAGIC

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