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Milepost43 posted 12-07-2005 09:36 PM ET (US)   Profile for Milepost43   Send Email to Milepost43  
First time in FL with 220 Dauntless and noticed today that front fishing seat has two bright yellow stains(spots about 1/2 the size of a pencil eraser)on it. Don't know where it came from but think it may be left from bird poo. Tried a couple of vinyl cleaners/restorers and Mr Clean eraser no luck. Should I try bleach or? thanks.
Chuck Tribolet posted 12-07-2005 10:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Or don't worry about it.


bsmotril posted 12-07-2005 10:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
I'd try a 20% white vinegar first. You can find that type of vinegar at organic nurseries or garden supply houses. That concentration of vinegar often works good with bird stains on fabric. I've not tried it on vinyl. Let it soak in well before rinsing. Might add a drop of dishwashing detergent liquid or alcohol to break the surface tension and help it flow into the vinyl. There is also paint you can buy at auto parts stores specifically designed for painting vinyl. BillS
Sal A posted 12-08-2005 07:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
Try Roll - off
bigjohn1 posted 12-08-2005 07:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigjohn1  Send Email to bigjohn1     
When all esle fails, leave it out in the sun for a few days. No kidding, for some reason, the sun seems to fade away many types of stains (aside from petroleum-based stains....worth a try anyway.
kamie posted 12-08-2005 08:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for kamie  Send Email to kamie     
try Starbrite Non Skid Deck cleaner. It's amazing on stains, even on vinyl
jimmy c posted 12-10-2005 10:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimmy c  Send Email to jimmy c     
When all else fails,and you can,t stand looking at the stain and do not want to spend the money for re do.

Clean the stain well with actone...then
Don,t Laugh
get yourself some Paper Mate liquid paper correction (staples)fluid,it comes with a little foam applicator.
just dab it on the will last quite some time.

Or..get some vynal spray paint at the auto store....clean stain well, then spray some of the vynal paint in a little cup and with a small brush dab it on the stain,sometime a few coats are necessary.

Marsh posted 12-11-2005 12:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Marsh  Send Email to Marsh     
The seat cushion on my Igloo ('04 Montauk 170) got stained from majic marker-tagged sandwiched bags ("turkey", "ham", etc). All my attempts to clean the stains were in vain. Nothing worked. However, by the end of the summer, the stains had faded completely. I attribute it to exposure to sunlight over the summer.

May you have similar good fortune.


bigjohn1 posted 12-12-2005 07:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigjohn1  Send Email to bigjohn1     
Ditto for me...every stain my kids and I have thrown at my cushions has faded with sunlight exposure over time.
PeteB88 posted 12-12-2005 10:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
Universal solvent for magic marker is isoprop alcohol. works most of the time esp if you get it early. Not sure how well it works on vinyl. Use solvents or try oxalic acid diluted. TSP works sometimes. Simple Green or bleach works - sometimes. Goof Off - if it doesn't melt the vinyl. You have to worry if stain fixes in vinyl or plastic material. Scrubbing with abrasives indicated if careful.

Chuck's right - - it's a freaking boat not parlor furniture!!!

However, things like certain stains etc sometimes drive me nuts. If you find a remedy let us know.


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