Vinyl upholstery cleaning on Sundeck

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  1. Captain Jimbo

    Captain Jimbo Member

    66
    May 10, 2012
    Seattle
    1997 Sundancer 250
    Mercruiser 5.7L Bravo
    Does anyone know of any effective cleaners for the Sundeck vinyl upholstery to get out the grimy body and tanning oil stains ? I have white vinyl captain’s helm and related benches that are very dirty and hard to clean. I recently redid several seats and seat backs so the remaining seats look awful but the expense to redo the rest is exorbitant! So before I take that plunge I would like to give it another go with a deep cleaning if anything is out there that works!

    Help!
     

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  2. R-and-R

    R-and-R Member SILVER Sponsor

    118
    May 9, 2018
    2002 340 Sundancer
    8.1S Mercruiser
  3. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    IL
    281
    V8
    Do some you tube searches. What some pros seem to recommend is a degreaser and a scrub brush. It really helps break the chit up. Good luck.
     
  4. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge (Sold)
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    Marine 31 is pretty amazing.
     
  5. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    Spray 9 with a stiff brush, rinse, dry, treat with 303.
     
  6. Captain Jimbo

    Captain Jimbo Member

    66
    May 10, 2012
    Seattle
    1997 Sundancer 250
    Mercruiser 5.7L Bravo

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  7. Captain Jimbo

    Captain Jimbo Member

    66
    May 10, 2012
    Seattle
    1997 Sundancer 250
    Mercruiser 5.7L Bravo
    Thanks! I will...any degreaser recommendations?
     
  8. Captain Jimbo

    Captain Jimbo Member

    66
    May 10, 2012
    Seattle
    1997 Sundancer 250
    Mercruiser 5.7L Bravo
    Thanks! Where can I get that? West Marine?
     
  9. Captain Jimbo

    Captain Jimbo Member

    66
    May 10, 2012
    Seattle
    1997 Sundancer 250
    Mercruiser 5.7L Bravo
    Thanks! Who makes that? Where can I get it? West Marine?
     
  10. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    Yeah - can get both at WestMarine. Also at places like WalMart, AceHardware and other marine places. There is a marine and regular version of Spray 9, not sure what the difference is other than price. On the 303, there is a fabric protector (for canvas etc) and a vinyl protector - you want the vinyl for you seats. Google both, you find places that sell them.
     
  11. ocgrant

    ocgrant Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    372
    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Cummins QSC
  12. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    IL
    281
    V8
    This guy recommends maguires super degreaser. Fast forward to 8 min to see it work. I would skip the magic eraser though for all but the most difficult stains.
     
  13. Third Edition

    Third Edition Active Member

    546
    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    360 Sundancer 2002
    T-8.1L V-drives
    Marine 31 is the best I've used. Tried them all on the seats of my 2002 360. Marine 31 was the only one that worked. My mechanic was so impressed he bought it for his boat restoration service. I've used as directed for 4 years. Cleans completely and no problem with it degrading the stitches. Just spray it on, wipe it off, rinse with water. Maybe 2 applications and a little rubbing for the problem areas. Follow it up with 303 Aerospace Protectant.
     
  14. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Try LA’s Totally Awesome Cleaner. Home Depot sells it.
     
  15. wayne0

    wayne0 Active Member

    466
    May 4, 2014
    Newburyport, Ma.
    2000 340 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4 ltr.V-drives
    Don't waste your time and money on Spray9. I found it useless on my white vinyl.
     

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