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Removing a stain from a vinyl cushion?
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posted 01-09-2002 04:53 PM ET (US)
OK I muffed. Last fall I laid my spare tire against the front vinyl cushion on my Montauk. It sat there for at least a month. The tire left an ugly crescent stain on the face of the cushion. I've tried soft scrub, spray nine, Ajax and even bathroom tub and tile cleaner. Nothing is touching it. Before I get out the angle grinder with 40 grit and remove the stain forever, does anyone have an idea on how to clean it?
posted 01-09-2002 05:06 PM ET (US)
I'd try some Armorall. It may lift the rubber resins from the vinyl without causing as much damage as 40 grit. Good Luck, I thought your earlier attempt with soft scrub would have done the job.
posted 01-09-2002 06:02 PM ET (US)
Have you tried either mineral spirits or Wesley's white & blackwall tire cleaner?
posted 01-09-2002 06:39 PM ET (US)
If things do not improve, there is one more shot worth taking... I have had success using the liquid cleanser WITH bleach. Just spritz some of the stuff on it and let it sit for 10 minutes before scrubbing a bit and washing it off.
posted 01-09-2002 06:54 PM ET (US)
If cleaning products do not remove stains try a product called "SEM COLOR COAT" it comes in a aersol can.I had leaf stains on bow cushion no cleaning products would remove stain. I repaired the cushion by masking off silver color piping on cushion and spraying painting cushion perfect match to other cushions on boat.The color code is#15603 sailcloth white. Phone#on can 704 522 1006.Whaler must use same vinyl color on most late model boats I have spotted in the cockpit bolsters on my Conquest also.
posted 01-09-2002 07:28 PM ET (US)
Get some "Super Clean" by the Castrol Oil Company in any good automotive section in department stores,in the purple bottle.Wipe it on full strenght and let it sit for a while then scrub and rinse it off.If it won't come clean with Super Clean it won't clean with any thing else.I use it all around car and boat.
posted 01-09-2002 08:38 PM ET (US)
As a last resort you could try some Xylene.
I wouldn't leave it on there very long.
Oh yea,and don't breath it in!
posted 01-09-2002 09:21 PM ET (US)
Don't laugh but I've used finger nail polish remover on my whaler cushions. good luck
posted 01-10-2002 08:52 AM ET (US)
After you get the stain out coat your cushions with a very thin coat of Vaseline. It keeps stuff from sinking into the vinyl.
posted 01-10-2002 10:08 AM ET (US)
Interesting what people will use to get rid of dirt. Do not use bleach. If you do be very careful, it will rot any threads. 5 months down the road your cushion will start to fall apart. Learned the hard way with clorox on my Corvette seats. Looked good for a while:)
posted 01-14-2002 03:15 PM ET (US)
I deal with this alot! Citrus oil will take the stain out. It also will take any mold off. Good luck, but try to stay away of any harsh chemicals.
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