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Cleaning leather

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ruski1107, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. Ruski1107

    Ruski1107 Member

    32
    Aug 18, 2020
    2007 Sea Ray Sundancer 240
    Mercruiser 5.0 I/O
    I used Chemical Guys which was sworn to work and nothing came out. Any advice?
     

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  2. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    Anacortes Washington
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 Charts Timezero radar Furuno
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    Does not look like real leather. If it is real leather use saddle soap to clean then dubbin to seal and soften the dubbin. That is what I use on my boots and they get real dirty
     
  3. Groucho

    Groucho Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Albany/Lake George NY
    2004 320 DA
    6.2 V-Drives
    Yeah....that's def not leather. Vinyl is a better word.
     
  4. JimT

    JimT Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
    It's hard to tell if that is surface dirt, mold or if the surface of the vinyl has been worn off. I would try a Majic Eraser on a small area but keep in mind its abrasive and will remove some of the vinyl/
     
  5. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    Anacortes Washington
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 Charts Timezero radar Furuno
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    Vinyl has a shine surface. You have probably worn it off thus the stain. You can try 10% bleach in a very small area then wash well with mild car clean soap. Do not use dish detergent. Once you got it clean you need to seal the material. A car shop can advise on the best product to use.
     
  6. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    IL
    281
    V8
    Before you go to magic eraser, Use a degreaser. Something like Meguiars super degreaser. And a series of scrub brushes. You can search you tube. Some the auto detailers swear by it.
     
  7. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass, cape coral fl
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    I like soft scrub w bleach and a deck brush
     
  8. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    IMG_5409.JPG In this order: ivory soap with microfiber white cloth; if still there, 409 with micro fiber cloth; if still there, gentle rubbing with micro fiber cloth and Soft'nScrub with bleach; if still there, Magic Eraser. Once it is gone (and it will be), wipe it all down with a wet micro fiber white cloth and dry it. When it is clean, give it a good treatment of 303 Protective spray and buff.
     
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  9. ocgrant

    ocgrant Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    823
    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 460
    Yamaha EX-R
    Cummins QSC 540's
    Piece of cake... degreaser and scrub brush...
     
  10. nealtrombley

    nealtrombley Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    118
    Apr 7, 2016
    Sw Fl Ft myers
    1988 Sea Ray Laguna
    2002 Sea Ray 410 Dancer
    2002 Yamaha 250OX66
    twin Cats 350hp
    severe to bad you use chlorine diluted with water and wipe on wipe off... its the only thing that will remove deep mildew that has stained the vinyl..
    eventually you are looking at replacement..
     

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