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wpr posted 01-09-2002 04:53 PM ET (US)   Profile for wpr  
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?


Eagleman posted 01-09-2002 05:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Eagleman  Send Email to Eagleman     
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.
lhg posted 01-09-2002 06:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Have you tried either mineral spirits or Wesley's white & blackwall tire cleaner?
Chesapeake posted 01-09-2002 06:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
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.


dauntlass 18 posted 01-09-2002 06:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for dauntlass 18  Send Email to dauntlass 18     
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.
tuna1 posted 01-09-2002 07:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for tuna1  Send Email to tuna1     
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.
Ed Stone posted 01-09-2002 08:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ed Stone  Send Email to Ed Stone     
Hey bill,
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!
Ed Stone
csj posted 01-09-2002 09:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for csj  Send Email to csj     
Don't laugh but I've used finger nail polish remover on my whaler cushions. good luck
Whalerdan posted 01-10-2002 08:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdan  Send Email to Whalerdan     
After you get the stain out coat your cushions with a very thin coat of Vaseline. It keeps stuff from sinking into the vinyl.
Bigshot posted 01-10-2002 10:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
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:)
Draftmanswife posted 01-14-2002 03:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
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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