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    Default Safe Cleaning Products

    I keep hearing bleach will "melt" stitching on vinyl seats, and avoid it.
    I see videos on YouTube where they use products with beach?
    I have small black spots on the top of my seats I can't get off.
    I've tried CRL mold/mildew remover w/o success.
    What products have you tried?
    (help)
    2000 Bennington 22


    Boston, Ma
    Belmont, NH

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    If you use 2 capfuls of bleach in a spray bottle with water and a very soft brush you'll be fine.
    Carl & Suzi
    Denver,NC
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    Awesome cleaner (Dollar Store) and/or a Magic eraser used gently..
    Rick

    St. Louis/Lake of the Ozarks

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    Hey Guys:

    For 5 years now we have been using a product from West marine and made by StarBrite.
    I've attached the link for it and it's on a sale price now until Sept. 4th.

    https://www.westmarine.com/buy/star-...9?recordNum=13

    This is $9.99 until 9/4 then it goes back up to about $15.00 or so.
    It is great for removing stains, conditioning vinyl and leaving a protection on the seats through the winter storage.

    Oddly enough, West Marine carries the same chemical under their own name at $15.99

    https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-...84?recordNum=1
    It is not on sale but I even think StarBrite private labels it for them.

    Good stuff !!
    Captain Tony
    2005 Summit by Triton - 220T Platinum 3Log
    2005 115HP Mercury Optimax - 228 Marine Master Trailer
    St. Louis & Lake of the Ozarks, MO.

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    Thanks guys !
    I'll jump on that today.
    There's a West Marine 20 miles north of Boston.
    2000 Bennington 22


    Boston, Ma
    Belmont, NH

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    Some Walmarts carry the StarBrite product in their sporting goods section. Price approximately $8.

    Also, I have been trying to remove dreaded black spots from the seats of my pontoon boat. I have used the 303 cleaner, vinegar + water, Clorox Clean Up, Simple Green, and probably a few others that I have forgotten about.

    None of these products worked well - some better than others, but when I tried StarBrite Stain and Mildew remover, the results were the best yet! I also used a Magic Eraser with the StarBrite. This was done about a week ago and I won't see the boat again until mid-October. Hopefully, it will look the same.

    I also did use 303 protectant after cleaning the seats with the StarBrite. I will try to remember to update everyone as to whether or not I have been successful.

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