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Old 22-02-2016, 15:51   #1
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Cleaning Aphulstery/Vinyl Sests

I have a pontoon boat in Florida. Cleaning and maintaining the vinyl seating is a constant struggle in this climate. I've been alternating between scotch brite pads, magic erasers, diluted bleach, barkeepers friend, and attwood mold and mildew cleaner for vinyl and armoral. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

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Old 23-02-2016, 15:40   #2
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Re: Cleaning Aphulstery/Vinyl Sests

Mr. Antigone,

You need help from the other guys in FL.

I think it will help some to provide air circulation, so leave the cushions tipped up when you leave the boat.

Also, you could try the clove oil and water anti-mildew treatment.

Basically, your boat is in a very high humidity area, which is why so many people run de-humidifiers.

Good luck on trying to find a way to cope with it. As far as I know, the extremely high humidity is a very difficult environment in which to keep things nice!


on edit: You might report my post to the Mods, [click on the triangle in the lower left of the post box] and see if they can add your location to the title of this thread, and fix the spelling of "Upholstery", it might make answering more attractive to those guys in your area who are combating the same problem.
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Oh geesh. Thanks for pointing out the error.
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