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folieadeux

RO# 27326

Posted - Aug 25 2014 :  10:31:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For some very strange reason my 391 has started getting really nasty purple-brownish-blackish colored stains on the cockpit vinyl and the helm seat.

I have studied the issue online and many sources seem to think the stains are caused by microbes and bacteria growing on the vinyl.

Just curious if any other BE owners have had a similar problem and had any suggestions.

The stains do NOT come off with normal cleaners or mildew removers. They are very stubborn. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Neal and Barbara
Savannah,GA
"Olive or Twist" 2006 Meridian 391 T-Cummins 380QSB, Onan 9K

Edited by - folieadeux on Aug 25 2014 10:39:46

Homeport: Savannah.GA

rommer

RO# 12280



Posted - Aug 25 2014 :  12:25:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Had a similar problem on our Regal with pink mold. Went with vinyl dye via a sprayer and not only did all of the vinyl look brand new the pink stuff never returned. You can keep the same color or even change it. The stuff I used was a dye, not a paint.






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maxumaa

RO# 24188

Posted - Aug 25 2014 :  12:42:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Also had a simlar problem. it seemed the sun would clear up the issue but when we closed her up for the week and came back so did the stains. This past winter i took the seats home and removed the vinyl from the seat bottoms (plywood). on the inside of the vinyl was mold but interestly not in the seat foam. I used Starbright Mildew Stain remover. I used a lot - multiple treaments over multiple days. You could see it clear up quickly. I restapled the vinyl back on and this season it looks good.
Keith



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folieadeux

RO# 27326

Posted - Aug 25 2014 :  12:51:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rommer

Had a similar problem on our Regal with pink mold. Went with vinyl dye via a sprayer and not only did all of the vinyl look brand new the pink stuff never returned. You can keep the same color or even change it. The stuff I used was a dye, not a paint.







John- do you recall who made the vinyl dye ?


Neal and Barbara
Savannah,GA
"Olive or Twist" 2006 Meridian 391 T-Cummins 380QSB, Onan 9K

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rommer

RO# 12280



Posted - Aug 25 2014 :  20:12:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It was a company up in Canada I think. It's been a bunch of years ago. I just tried a quick Google search and it looks like any place that handles auto paint should be able to help.


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rommer

RO# 12280



Posted - Aug 25 2014 :  20:14:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Found it. http://www.parasolinc.com



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meide

RO# 13472



Posted - Aug 25 2014 :  21:24:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Any chance you have been wearing a new pair of blue jeans that got a little wet? I had a pair of jeans the made a real mess of you seats before I noticed the dye was coming out of the jeans.

Mike



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BoatCrazy

RO# 30843



Posted - Aug 26 2014 :  08:14:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
bleach white. works on colors too



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folieadeux

RO# 27326

Posted - Aug 26 2014 :  11:00:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rommer

Found it. http://www.parasolinc.com




John-

Thank you !!


Neal and Barbara
Savannah,GA
"Olive or Twist" 2006 Meridian 391 T-Cummins 380QSB, Onan 9K

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Capt. Bill1

RO# 2017

Posted - Aug 26 2014 :  16:34:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
NAPA usually carries vinyl spray dyes as do most automotive paint supply stores.




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srleen

RO# 31633

Posted - Dec 21 2014 :  17:12:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chlorox clean up spray with bleach cleaned up my vinyl seats really well and got rid of those purplish brownish spots.


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