Boat question

Boat question

Post by threepont.. » Sun, 07 Apr 2013 21:16:57


It's time to pull the boat out of the water, bring it home for a few days, and do the spring cleaning.  As always, being covered and used sparingly over the winter has left the seats with a little mildew.

Question: Does anyone have good experience with any product that will actually prevent or reduce the occurance of mold and mildew on vinyl?

 
 
 

Boat question

Post by Hank » Sun, 07 Apr 2013 21:25:42


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> It's time to pull the boat out of the water, bring it home for a few days, and do the spring cleaning.  As always, being covered and used sparingly over the winter has left the seats with a little mildew.

> Question: Does anyone have good experience with any product that will actually prevent or reduce the occurance of mold and mildew on vinyl?

Anything other than soap and water will degrade the fabric/vinyl.
Unfortunate you will need bleach to deal with those things. The less the
better.

 
 
 

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Post by Wayne » Sun, 07 Apr 2013 21:55:16

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>Question: Does anyone have good experience with any product that will actually prevent or reduce the occurance of mold and mildew on vinyl?

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Unfortunately I don't know of a product but what works for us is to
keep the vinyl clean, warm and dry.  With regard to removal, I've had
some success with spray citrus cleaner/degreasers.  It takes a lot of
elbow grease however.  Do not use chlorine products - they will ruin
the vinyl.   It's possible that a spray silicone product might make
cleaning easier but I've never tried it.

 
 
 

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Post by BAR » Sun, 07 Apr 2013 22:53:12


says...

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> It's time to pull the boat out of the water, bring it home for a few days, and do the spring cleaning.  As always, being covered and used sparingly over the winter has left the seats with a little mildew.

> Question: Does anyone have good experience with any product that will actually prevent or reduce the occurance of mold and mildew on vinyl?

Sunshine and moving air.
 
 
 

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Post by iBoatere » Sun, 07 Apr 2013 23:27:12



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> It's time to pull the boat out of the water, bring it home for a few days, and do the spring cleaning.  As always, being covered and used sparingly over the winter has left the seats with a little mildew.

> Question: Does anyone have good experience with any product that will actually prevent or reduce the occurance of mold and mildew on vinyl?

Have you thought about or tried using a 12V fan hooked to a small
Northern Tool or some such solar charger so that you circulate dry air?
 
 
 

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Post by F.O.A.D » Sun, 07 Apr 2013 23:30:43


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>> It's time to pull the boat out of the water, bring it home for a few days, and do the spring cleaning.  As always, being covered and used sparingly over the winter has left the seats with a little mildew.

>> Question: Does anyone have good experience with any product that will actually prevent or reduce the occurance of mold and mildew on vinyl?

> Have you thought about or tried using a 12V fan hooked to a small
> Northern Tool or some such solar charger so that you circulate dry air?

I've almost always pulled all the cushions, curtains, mattresses, et
cetera, out of boats being covered and stored for the winter. I clean
them off and store them in the dry ba***t storage room. The one time I
stored a boat with upholstery left in it over the winter, the dreaded
mildew appeared. Clorox removed the mildew but it turned some of the
upholstery a pinkish shade.
 
 
 

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Post by Earl » Mon, 08 Apr 2013 10:44:01

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> It's time to pull the boat out of the water, bring it home for a few days, and do the spring cleaning.  As always, being covered and used sparingly over the winter has left the seats with a little mildew.

> Question: Does anyone have good experience with any product that will actually prevent or reduce the occurance of mold and mildew on vinyl?

This product works for me.  You have to leave your topside exposed for a
month, or so, and cover it later.  It will keep working for several
months before you need to re-apply it.

http://wetandforget.com/product_wet_and_forget_outdoor.html

This works well for a quick clean but it is tougher on the fabric and
stitching:

http://www.basspro.com/Star-Brite-Mildew-Stain-Remover/product/39753/

 
 
 

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Post by georgecboat.. » Mon, 08 Apr 2013 11:01:50

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> >> It's time to pull the boat out of the water, bring it home for a few days, and do the spring cleaning.  As always, being covered and used sparingly over the winter has left the seats with a little mildew.

> >> Question: Does anyone have good experience with any product that will actually prevent or reduce the occurance of mold and mildew on vinyl?

> > Have you thought about or tried using a 12V fan hooked to a small

> > Northern Tool or some such solar charger so that you circulate dry air?

> I've almost always pulled all the cushions, curtains, mattresses, et

> cetera, out of boats being covered and stored for the winter. I clean

> them off and store them in the dry ba***t storage room. The one time I

> stored a boat with upholstery left in it over the winter, the dreaded

> mildew appeared. Clorox removed the mildew but it turned some of the

> upholstery a pinkish shade.

What boat(s), Krausie?  The imaginary Zimerman lobster boat, the imaginary Hatteras, the imaginary e-tech powered boat, the imaginary dingy that your father crossed in the Atlantic in?  Pray tell, what boat(s)?
 
 
 

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Post by iBoatere » Mon, 08 Apr 2013 23:10:53



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> > >> It's time to pull the boat out of the water, bring it home for a few days, and do the spring cleaning.  As always, being covered and used sparingly over the winter has left the seats with a little mildew.

> > >> Question: Does anyone have good experience with any product that will actually prevent or reduce the occurance of mold and mildew on vinyl?

> > > Have you thought about or tried using a 12V fan hooked to a small

> > > Northern Tool or some such solar charger so that you circulate dry air?

> > I've almost always pulled all the cushions, curtains, mattresses, et

> > cetera, out of boats being covered and stored for the winter. I clean

> > them off and store them in the dry ba***t storage room. The one time I

> > stored a boat with upholstery left in it over the winter, the dreaded

> > mildew appeared. Clorox removed the mildew but it turned some of the

> > upholstery a pinkish shade.

> What boat(s), Krausie?  The imaginary Zimerman lobster boat, the imaginary Hatteras, the imaginary e-tech powered boat, the imaginary dingy that your father crossed in the Atlantic in?  Pray tell, what boat(s)?

Those boats have been mysteriously forgotten about.
 
 
 

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Post by Adley Marti » Tue, 09 Apr 2013 20:13:14

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> It's time to pull the boat out of the water, bring it home for a few days, and do the spring cleaning.  As always, being covered and used sparingly over the winter has left the seats with a little mildew.

> Question: Does anyone have good experience with any product that will actually prevent or reduce the occurance of mold and mildew on vinyl?

Have a look at easy care boat maintenance tips: http://www.pontoonboatguide.com/operating-tips/easy-care-maintenance/
 
 
 

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Post by Earl » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:11:38

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>> It's time to pull the boat out of the water, bring it home for a few days, and do the spring cleaning.  As always, being covered and used sparingly over the winter has left the seats with a little mildew.

>> Question: Does anyone have good experience with any product that will actually prevent or reduce the occurance of mold and mildew on vinyl?
> Pontoon guys with a lot of furniture say 303 protectant

> http://www.amazon.com/303-Products-Aerospace-Protectant/dp/B004HHSGS0...

You have to clean it first.
 
 
 

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Post by Earl » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:14:26

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>> It's time to pull the boat out of the water, bring it home for a few days, and do the spring cleaning.  As always, being covered and used sparingly over the winter has left the seats with a little mildew.

>> Question: Does anyone have good experience with any product that will actually prevent or reduce the occurance of mold and mildew on vinyl?
> Have a look at easy care boat maintenance tips: http://www.pontoonboatguide.com/operating-tips/easy-care-maintenance/

3M Marine Mildew Block #09065 does a good job.

http://www.amazon.com/3M-Marine-Mildew-Block-Spray/dp/B001GH1S3Y

 
 
 

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Post by Wayne » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:49:31

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>>It's time to pull the boat out of the water, bring it home for a few days, and do the spring cleaning.  As always, being covered and used sparingly over the winter has left the seats with a little mildew.

>>Question: Does anyone have good experience with any product that will actually prevent or reduce the occurance of mold and mildew on vinyl?

>Pontoon guys with a lot of furniture say 303 protectant

>http://www.amazon.com/303-Products-Aerospace-Protectant/dp/B004HHSGS0...

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I am told by a reliable source that you can make a homebrew version of
303 for about 1/10th the cost.   The recipe is 50% mineral spirits and
50% liquid silicone.

 
 
 

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Post by threepont.. » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 13:47:01

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> It's time to pull the boat out of the water, bring it home for a few days, and do the spring cleaning. As always, being covered and used sparingly over the winter has left the seats with a little mildew. Question: Does anyone have good experience with any product that will actually prevent or reduce the occurance of mold and mildew on vinyl?

Thanks for all the responses.  I have a plan, I guess I'll know about a year from now if it works.