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Orange-ish stains on vinyl or swimplatforms?

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Old 05-03-2018, 06:19 AM
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Default Orange-ish stains on vinyl or swimplatforms?

As we get into boating season, mystery stains are showing up on boats all over on vinyl upholstery and fiberglass swimplatforms (and other locations where guests may sit)

The cause is a compound found in many sunscreens and sunblocks.

A quality cleaner/degreaser will remove most of these stains quickly and easily, but treat them as soon as you notice them. Stains on fiberglass can be removed with our Instant Hull Cleaner or any other oxalic acid formulation. Bleach and muriatic acid are not suggested as they are very caustic, can harm sealife and pose a potential danger to the user if spilled or splashed. Our products (And those of other quality manufacturers) are engineered by highly-trained chemists to work well without causing damage.

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Old 06-05-2018, 11:51 AM
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Bump. Now that Summer is here, these sunblock/sunscreen stains won't be far behind.

These are not the same as the pink mold stains seen over the past few years. That is caused by plasticizers in the vinyl serving as acting as food for bacteria.
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