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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Boat
    Beneteau
    Details
    2014, 44, Gran Turismo, EC.
    Engine(s)
    2 X 370HP Volvo D6, DPH Duo Prop's
    Posts
    464

    Re: Peak Cleaner for Vinyl?

    Thanks for the input guys. Actually, i was mistaken. Peak is a stainless cleaner. The product that someone i know used on their seat to remove some heavy staining was the magic eraser. i'll probably give that a shot on the few spots that need it, and then use a milder product for general, everyday cleaning. Come summer i will routinely have 4 to 6 kids on board during the weekends, so my cockpit area gets worked. So long as they dont clog the head with TP, I am good.

    Previously:
    • 2003, Sea Ray, 360 w/ 8.1's
    • Small sail boats

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Lancaster, SC (Carolina Lakes and ICW)
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    2001 340DA (4.5 Westerbeke Generator)
    Engine(s)
    Twin Merc 6.2L (MPI ) V Drives
    Posts
    1,516

    Re: Peak Cleaner for Vinyl?

    Quote Originally Posted by Billfletcher View Post
    The product that someone i know used on their seat to remove some heavy staining was the magic eraser. i'll probably give that a shot on the few spots that need it, and then use a milder product for general, everyday cleaning.

    magic eraser is a very good cleaner, although it is mildy abrasive...i use it a lot and sometimes i am amazed at the stuff it removes...i would recomend you always treat your vinyl with a good vinyl protectant after you scrub it with a magic eraser...if you use it on gelcoat you may find that you will loose the shine and have to rewax that area...for any of the vinyl that gets replaced on my boat i am going to try and avoid using magic eraser unless abosolutely needed....i don't want to take the chance of removing the inherent protective layer of the new vinyl with the abrasiveness of the ME....

    cliff

  3. #13
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Huntington WV boating the Ohio River and lakes in Kentucky
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    Sea Ray 225
    Engine(s)
    5.0 Mercruiser
    Posts
    150

    Re: Peak Cleaner for Vinyl?

    Quote Originally Posted by CliffA View Post
    when i purchased my boat a couple years ago the vinyl had mildew spots/stains that would not come off...like many others i tried almost everything known to mankind to remove the spots/stains....i eventually gave up and decided to use the SEM marine vinyl spray coating to recoat the vinyl...i found a color that very closely matched the original color of the vinyl.....it worked very well and is still holding up nicely....i will mention that the rear seats on my boat had the worst stains so i really attacked those seats hard with various cleaners and chemicals including bleach....as a result those seats became very brittle and devleoped cracks and tears at the seam so i had to have them recovered this winter...just a word of caution about attacking the vinyl with a bunch of chemicals...you could damage the vinyl even further as well as weakening the thread used in the seams....cliff
    I had a friend who used this stuff on a later model abused bow rider Sea Ray and it really worked well. You could not tell it was painted!! I would try this before using some harsh chemicals that may distroy the vinyl material.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Potomac River - MD
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    2003 280DA and 1995 Sea Ray 175
    Engine(s)
    Twin 4.3l and 3.0l, all w/ AlphaI GenII drives
    Posts
    2,185

    Re: Peak Cleaner for Vinyl?

    Quote Originally Posted by Last Dollar View Post
    I had a friend who used this stuff on a later model abused bow rider Sea Ray and it really worked well. You could not tell it was painted!! I would try this before using some harsh chemicals that may distroy the vinyl material.
    This sounds like good stuff, thanks for the info on it guys. I'll have to file this away in case I ever need it. My '95 175 has a few mildew stains I have been unable to get rid of for years (never tried Magic Eraser though).

    They have all kinds of colors, some even Sea Ray specific!

    http://www.repaintsupply.com/cat-sem-marine.cfm

    Tom
    Last edited by Gunn; 02-21-2012 at 09:07 PM.
    2003 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer, Twin 4.3MPI, Alpha I's, Kohler 5.0kw Generator, Garmin 4208/GMR41 radar
    1995 Sea Ray 175 "Five Series" Bowrider, 3.0l LX Alpha I (sold Fall 2012)

    My current project, a home renovation: http://mulberryhall.blogspot.com

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Lancaster, SC (Carolina Lakes and ICW)
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    2001 340DA (4.5 Westerbeke Generator)
    Engine(s)
    Twin Merc 6.2L (MPI ) V Drives
    Posts
    1,516

    Re: Peak Cleaner for Vinyl?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunn View Post
    This sounds like good stuff, thanks for the info on it guys. I'll have to file this away in case I ever need it. My '95 175 has a few mildew stains I have been unable to get rid of for years (never tried Magic Eraser though).

    They have all kinds of colors, some even Sea Ray specific!

    http://www.repaintsupply.com/cat-sem-marine.cfm

    Tom

    i found the Sea Ray color 'mystic white' was almost a perfect match of the color of my hull....

    cliff

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    grand haven michigan
    Boat
    270 sundancer
    Details
    270 sundancer 1985, Raymarine 425 chart/plotter
    Engine(s)
    305 twins
    Posts
    6

    Re: Peak Cleaner for Vinyl?

    when i had the seats done on my old boat the guy said to use whats called "Totally Awesome". You can get it at dollar stores for $1 in a spray bottle or a gallon jug you need to mix for $3. He said its an all natural cleaner so it wont dry out the vinyl like other cleaners. Ever since I have used it on everything from grease removal to touch up cleaning on the hull. My wife was about to throw away a load of laundry because our 4 year old left a crayon in her pocket and it went through the dryer ruining abunch of the cloths, she saw a web site that said to soak the stains with Totally Awesome and it worked like a charm.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    West Michigan
    Boat
    Grand Banks
    Details
    2006 Grand Banks 47 Europa
    Engine(s)
    C 9 503 HP CATs
    Posts
    396

    Re: Peak Cleaner for Vinyl?

    Quote Originally Posted by heatonj View Post
    when i had the seats done on my old boat the guy said to use whats called "Totally Awesome". You can get it at dollar stores for $1 in a spray bottle or a gallon jug you need to mix for $3. He said its an all natural cleaner so it wont dry out the vinyl like other cleaners. Ever since I have used it on everything from grease removal to touch up cleaning on the hull. My wife was about to throw away a load of laundry because our 4 year old left a crayon in her pocket and it went through the dryer ruining abunch of the cloths, she saw a web site that said to soak the stains with Totally Awesome and it worked like a charm.
    +1 on the Awesome. Works great.
    2006 47' Grand Banks Europa
    Previous: 2006 44 Sundancer, 1998 3870 Cruisers; 1988 200 Horizon Four Winns; 1986 17' Four Winns; 1973 16' Starcraft

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