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Old 09-02-2019, 07:48 AM
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Old 09-14-2019, 06:07 PM
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av8tor, just get some plain Totally Awesome from the dollar store.
I was getting low on Malco cleaner, hadn't cleaned the white vinyl in our boat for quite a few years. $1 bottle of TA did the whole boat and it works awesome.
I wouldn't spend the money on Malco again unless necessary.
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Old 09-14-2019, 07:11 PM
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av8tor, just get some plain Totally Awesome from the dollar store.
I was getting low on Malco cleaner, hadn't cleaned the white vinyl in our boat for quite a few years. $1 bottle of TA did the whole boat and it works awesome.
I wouldn't spend the money on Malco again unless necessary.
Agree! The TA is a great cleaner. Just make sure to wipe it with a rag dipped in water afterwards. Get it clean and clean, so to speak. Then wipe it with the 303
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Old 11-07-2019, 03:31 AM
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I like using 303 products.
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Old 04-27-2020, 03:25 PM
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Hi everyone, I know it's been a few months since this thread has had any posts, but I'm grateful to all those who have contributed to it over time.

A question... I don't have a DA polisher. Before running out to buy one I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts about the feasibility or wisdom of using a drill bit attached brush instead?



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Old 05-08-2020, 05:53 PM
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Well, I ordered the brushes for my drill and used totally awesome (diluted at around 4:1) to clean up the upholstery on a new-to-me 2001 Prostar 195 that had staining that seemed like it may never come off. Aside from the areas where the stitching had already failed (back sun deck, drivers seat, etc...), the vinyl looks brand new. Incredible transformation. I followed the pattern laid out through this thread and followed it an application of 303.

Really, I can't believe how much better it looks. I'll try to put together some before and after photos. As you guys know, pictures never really do it justice.

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Old 05-08-2020, 07:17 PM
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Good to hear. I think the drill attachment is fine, as long as the bristles are soft enough not to damage the vinyl.
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Old 05-08-2020, 08:46 PM
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John, this really should be a sticky.
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Old 05-23-2020, 12:31 AM
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Thanks Sodar. Excellent cleaning tips!!
I just bought a 2007 x45 and the upholstery is in great condition but the stitching was faded. Thanks to YouTube I found a great video on using a sharpie to change or revive the color of embroidery on vinyl or leather. It turned out really nice. Iím not sure how to upload photos to this forum yet. Once I figure that out I will add.
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