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    I have a 06 X2 and I am getting some serious damage on the front Vinyl and back engine fat sack locker vinyl. It appears the damage is coming from my cover where is makes contact with the seats. I will try to add some pic's when I get back to my house today. I bought some clear vinyl - I am thinking about cutting it and putting it on top of the seat prior to putting the cover on????? maybe that will work.... I am at a loss.

    Has anyone else encountered this? And if so what did you or are you doing to stop this? Is there any cure to reverse the damage? I have tried Mcquires, magic erasers, and about every other thing I could find to fix it.

    On another note... Since trying everything I could find to clean the vinyl it now has become "Sticky". I don't know what caused the stickiness nor how to solve it. I have 303'ed it and still sticky.

    Any and all suggestions welcomed.

    PS - yes I know there are a lot of threads pertaining to and I have tried many of the suggestions.
    When you go into court, you are putting yourself in the hands of 12 people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.

  • #2
    what has happened is that the surface has been broken and the plasticiziers are coming to the surface (the cotton and the adhesive). It might be too late.
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    • #3
      The condition is still decent I mean it's white for the most part. Threading is starting to break in some areas I just just some UV thread from amazon was going to try to repair it myself.
      When you go into court, you are putting yourself in the hands of 12 people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.

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      • #4
        Does it look anything like this:



        I think agarabahi ended up putting on new skins to fix it. He made it look a whole lot better by cleaning with Malco and leaving it out in the sun.
        2006 Maristar 200 SS

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        • #5
          That is a bit worse but yes that is what it looks like. If I get new skins which are extremely expensive I want to ensure that the root problem is fixed. I believe this is from the cover.. but still not 100% on that.
          When you go into court, you are putting yourself in the hands of 12 people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.

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          • #6
            Did you happen to catch which Malco product was used?
            When you go into court, you are putting yourself in the hands of 12 people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by slink976 View Post
              That is a bit worse but yes that is what it looks like. If I get new skins which are extremely expensive I want to ensure that the root problem is fixed. I believe this is from the cover.. but still not 100% on that.
              I would never use Magic Eraser on seats for one, or "every other thing I could think of". There are definitely things to use and things to avoid when it comes to the longevity of your vinyl. Those pictures tell me those skins are done. I have never had any discoloration from my cover in 6 years, much less what I'm seeing in those pictures.
              onewheat

              2013 X-25

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              • #8
                Originally posted by slink976 View Post
                Did you happen to catch which Malco product was used?
                Looks like it was Malco leather and plastic cleaner. Here is the thread:
                http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/show...ighlight=skins

                Here are the after pictures:


                2006 Maristar 200 SS

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                • #9
                  I have the same issue and nothing takes it out. The sun does clear it up pretty well, but once the cover goes on the brown returns. I have even put towels on the seat tops to protect from the cover and it doesn't help.............. seems like once its in the vinyl, its there to stay.
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                  • #10
                    Exactly the same... I hate covering her now because it looks HORRIBLE the next time I take it out. the longer it sits in the sun the more it fades but it's still apparent.

                    I tried a towel once too - to no avail. I have some clear vinyl (like old people couch covers I am going to custom cut it and fit it over the mooring eyes in the front. Then from the ski pole to the Mooring eyes in the back. Basically make a protective cover from the cover(sad that its needed) and the seats.
                    When you go into court, you are putting yourself in the hands of 12 people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.

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                    • #11
                      Totally Awesome?
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                      • #12
                        Same stuff as Malco leather and vinyl cleaner.
                        Seems its only the white vinyl. My 06 X2 is the same way if the OE MC cover sits on it for more than a few hrs in the sun.
                        But my buddies 06 X15 with very light grey vinyl does not do this. His sits all summer on a open lift with a MC cover and no discoloration.
                        It's a problem inherent to the white vinyl.
                        '06 X2 MCX

                        "I understand why some people may not want to do this the way I have recommended but I can't understand the death grip some people have on a toilet plunger with a hose fitting." -JimN

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                        • #13
                          I have a 06 X2 new to me with white vinyl, and so far no issues (knock on wood).

                          Previous owner never stored it outdoors, covered. Frankly, it was never covered, ever, except towing in the rain. He stored it in a storage unit uncovered 100% of the time.

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                          • #14
                            If you have to order new Skins , I have been told last year was the last year Mastercraft would have skins for an 06 unless you find a dealer that has some left, Our dealer sends out a msg every year that reminds you if you need to order skins, Think they only make them for 6 years
                            Mastercraft 06 X-Star 8.1L

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                            • #15
                              If they r shot who cares what u try. I thought this was a organism in between that caused it. I would start with magic erasor then go to charcoal lighter fluid.......
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                              Originally Posted by Hoosier Bob
                              She always misses me and when I turn her on it is hard to turn her off! She is MC and she completes me! She is the first ride that wants it as much as I do!

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