|any suggestions for protecting vinyl on a new boat? how about cleaning products - which work best? Thanks!|
|Babes they have seat soap & vinyl protector |
they make some of the best boat care products
(Message edited by dhr on March 23, 2006)
|Magic Erarsers for cleaning and 303 Protectant to keep it conditioned and safe from UV exposure. |
|Exactly what KG said.|
|Protection....I am all about the 303. Everything but the windows and carpet get covered in it & I go through it by the gallon. |
Fantastic or soap and water for cleaning.
|409 does a great job of dissolving your threads. You'll get to spend money that could have been used for a new wakeboard, on getting your boat re upholstered. Lesson: Listen when someone tells you not to use 409 cause it will dry out your threads. Instead of laughing and telling him he doesn't know what he is talking about!!!!|
|I heard that 303 was good and bought some--but I think I bought the fabric guard one instead of the vinyl one...are there two? the fabric one said not for use on vinyl. will check it out! |
also, have tried magic erasers and they work well! will also look for babe's but not 409!
|Tracy-Yes there are two types-the fabric one is for bimini tops and covers and such, probably wont work very well on your vinyl.|
|Where can you get "Babes" cleaning products? West Marine?|
|Simple Green has a similar action on threads. I use a dilute liquid carpet cleaner for my vinyl cleaner. It is mainly surfactants, so it can't harm threads. Baby shampoo works too, but is much harder to rinse off. You need a lot of water. |
303 is the ONLY protectant needed in a boat. It works on the hull, too. The fabric protectant works on the carpet, but it makes it slick for the first few times out.
|Where do you find the Magic Eraser stuff?|
|Magic Erasers can be found in the cleaning aisle at you local walmart, target, or any other store like that.|
|I found this on another post...it's the same stuff just a bit cheaper. |
|GT Vinyl's, the supplier to most of the boat manufacturers recommends fantastik for cleaning. I have liked the Meguairs vinyl cleaner & conditioner all in one. |
this is not a paid endorsement.
Magic Erasers are nothing more than commercial grade foam. $25 for 4'x8' sheet.
|I use Pledge on the hull, 303 for the protectant, and I tried ArmorAll for cleaning, and it worked ok. I'm going to try the Magic Erasers this season. |
|Tate, Tim buys magic erasers by the truckload! LOL|
|If you use 303 on the gelcoat, do you still wax it or is that on top of the wax?|
|You do not need the wax with 303. Wax and 303 does the same thing. 303 looks bad on a black hull, but great on a light colored hull. It kind of looks smeared on the black. You still have to buff it out a bit.|
|Doug, I have no Doubt |