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  • Leather/Vinyl Cleaning

    Hey Guys,

    At the end of last season I was doing a bunch of work on the engine. There was alot of rust water that happened to get on the seats and seems to have stained it a light orange/red color. Any ideas how to get it out? Current seat color is white. Thanks.


  • #2
    I've had really good luck with 303 Vinyl/Fabric Cleaner. It's concentrated, so I usually mix up a batch per the directions but I have also used the concentrate on tough stains. It does take a little bit of elbow grease, but I managed to get a brown stain out of my white vinyl. I always spray the treated area down with water really good before I add 303 protectant.

    2002 X7 (Current)

    1988 Tristar 190 Open Bow (Old)


    • #3
      Magic Eraser has worked well for me. Just don't get too aggressive with it and follow it up with some 303 vinyl protectant.
      sigpic1999 Prostar 205 with 330 HP LTR


      • #4
        You will be surprised at what effect the sun has on it too - clean it best you can with above mentioned methods, and I'd bet the sun fades away the rest after a couple sessions on the water.
        2005 ProStar 197 w/1:1 MCX; Acme #843; 2007 MC ZeroFlex Tower


        • #5
          I use LA's Totally awesome can be purchased at any store that has the word dollar in it. Dilute it half and half with water spray and scrub there is nothing I haven't been able to get out with this stuff. Its $1 and is very similar to malco vinyl cleaner that is $30 make sure you follow up with 303 protectant or some sort of conditioner/protectant it will dry out your seats I use it twice a year as to not dry out the vinyl. The stuff works wonders though. Good luck


          • #6
            I'll second leaving it out in the sun for a day. Magic Eraser is an absolute last resort. It will remove lots of stains, but it also removes the top layer of the vinyl as well.
            Previous: 1993 Prostar 205

            Red 1998 Ski Nautique, PCM GT40, 310 hp, , Acme 4 blade, Perfect Pass SG/Zbox.


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