I have a mess on my hands.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Slimcobra, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    Now THAT is crazy. Pretty much any bottle of cleaner I've ever looked at specifically says to rinse after using it. But I suppose reading directions is too much to ask ;) Thanks for linking those MSDS's.

    As I mentioned above, using bleach the proper way is very safe and won't cause any damage. I've been using bleach (usually diluted to about 1:5 ratio, give or take) for many, many years and have NEVER had any issues with it... but then I always rinse it off afterwards!
  2. ThorSen

    ThorSen Member

    Aug 17, 2017
    Western North Carolina
    2018 SPX 190 OUTBOARD 150
    150 4-stroke Mercury outboard
    Ha-ha, Lazy; my posts are always aimed at likelihood there may be others reading a thread besides you (I mean, based on your 9- to 5 alone, I wouldn’t “lump” you in with the majority of other SeaRay owners! :)

    And, who the heck reads instructions. Sheeesh! :p
  3. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    Thor, you give me too much credit! But thank you for the kind words.

    Read instructions? We don't need to stinkin' instructions! My uncle used to call them "destructions"! But yeah, I'm guilty of being a non-reader on at least a few occasions. :)
  4. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Like the saying goes; just because you can doesn't mean you should - but of course since it's on the internet it has to be true. ;)

    BTW, I would step up to almost anything as a progression. I did that on my 260DA before reupholstering it. Figured I could not make it worse.

    Below are pictures from before (abused and neglected seat by the previous owners - this was about 1-year after I purchased the boat - lived with white duct tape for a whole season) and the reupholstering that I did personally.
    IMG_20150412_192802152.jpg 260DA - Cockpit.jpg
  5. Loyd Dinneen

    Loyd Dinneen Member

    Jul 29, 2017
    Las Vegas
    1977 Sea ray 240 SDA cruiser w/ twin 470 mercs.
    Twin 470 Mercruisers
    If your going to use bleach then dilute it down so it is not so strong and you will find that it will actually do a better job and not damage the area your cleaning, but do rinse it down with fresh water to remove the bleach from the vinyl. I use diluted bleach to wash down my decks after fishing as it removes the fish and bait smell and sanitizes the area. Again I rinse it all down with fresh water to remove the bleach.
  6. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    Usually if I am reading instructions it's too late!

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