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Old 10-14-2010, 07:30 PM
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I have mildew in my gunnel pads. They are not dry rotted or cracked. I have tried to get it out w bleach but it will not come out ... Any product out there that someone can reccommend ? Thanks !
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Starbrite mildew remover worked great for me, also try white vinegar. Ive heard of that working on pink mold when other stuff wont really phase it.....hope this helps.....
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I had good success with softscrub with bleach, then starbrite vinyl protectant.
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Thanks for the replies !!
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We have a McCullouch steam cleaner that does the job!
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I have tried everything out there. Yesterday I bought a product called "awesome" from the dollar store. It is unbelievable stuff. Wet the surface first, spray this on and let it sit around 30 seconds. I used a medium brush and it took off every speck of mildew and dirt. Hose the area back down when finished.
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IMO the very best product to get the fungus (Black spots) off the bolsters and canvas is SPRAY 9....try it it trully works where bleach does not. spray it on and use the green non-metallic scrub pads. Leaves mine white!
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Originally Posted by wadepscott View Post
I have mildew in my gunnel pads. They are not dry rotted or cracked. I have tried to get it out w bleach but it will not come out ... Any product out there that someone can reccommend ? Thanks !
If the stains are pink, you will have hard or impossible time removing them and keeping them from returning. There is a bacteria that develops in some vinyls and once it starts, it usually stays. It is not a result of poor maintenance but a production issue with the vinyl. The mold grows from the underside out.
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Try X-14, You Will Find It At Ace Hardware
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I used bleach on mine but misted it on out of a stray bottle. worked fine.
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Magic Eraser from Mr Clean wet the surface and go over small areas at a time, can be used with a cleaner or by itself. The most important part is to protect it once it's clean. I use 3M Refresh Vinyl protectant. Check the bottom edge and make sure to clean it as well, The bottom of mine are perforated to allow moisture to escape, and thats where the growth seems to start.
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Take them off and throw them in a pool for a day.
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Originally Posted by Capt Bud4222 View Post
Magic Eraser from Mr Clean wet the surface and go over small areas at a time, can be used with a cleaner or by itself. The most important part is to protect it once it's clean. I use 3M Refresh Vinyl protectant. Check the bottom edge and make sure to clean it as well, The bottom of mine are perforated to allow moisture to escape, and thats where the growth seems to start.
Be careful with the Magic Eraser. It will wear through the protective coating on vinyl. Personnaly, I won't use it on vinyl and only in rare cases on gel coat.

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