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Old 10-09-2018, 02:43 PM   #1
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So our 2006 250CR has the white seats. The one has a few light black dots that are nearly impossible to remove. We left a damp towel laying on the seat and now it has these marks. Dock neighbor also has a 250CR and the top of his rear seat has the same marks. He said he hasn't been able to get them off.


Even better, how do you keep from getting them in the first place? and for winter storage what do you guys recommend? I keep my boat in an underground cave (literally). It never gets below 55* but it is pretty humid and alot of moisture. My old boat I sprayed the heck out of it with Lysol, used buckets of Damp Rid and left mothballs in the cabin. Will be doing the same with this boat but any suggestions on how to keep the white vinyl clean for winter? Lay a towel or blanket over them (although the towel is what put the marks on it in the first place). I will be leaving the cockpit cover on all winter and maybe even covering that with a tarp?
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Old 10-09-2018, 03:24 PM   #2
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my parents used to keep their boat in a limestone mine in the winter. We used charcoal and kitty litter. buy the cheapest non scented kitty litter and cheap, not lighterfluid infused charcoal. a few disposable pie tins and place some of each in the cabin and cockpit. works wonders.
I think the black dots are spider droppings. shouldn't be an issue in the mines.
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:24 PM   #3
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Not sure about the spiders. The dock neighbor has them on the top of his rear seat back. He said it was from his cover resting on the top of the seat. He said he now keeps a towel over the seat so the cover doesn't touch the material. Mine was fine until I laid a damp towel on it and left it there for a few days. The marks were right under the towel. I also have a few on the rear seat (the actual seat part). They were there when we bought the boat and we haven't had any luck removing them. Somebody said they are mold spots. They are pretty light and not real noticeable but on white interior it has to go...lol
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:54 PM   #4
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You can use bio kleen amazing cleaner and the Sun. Or Mequires degreaser works good. X14 works but be careful I think it has bleach in it. Use a viynl conditioner after.
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:11 PM   #5
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Sounds like mold spots to me. Marine 31 cleaner, rinse well, with treatment vinyl treatment cleaned mine up. Just rinse well and be sure to use vinyl treatment.
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Sounds like mold spots to me. Marine 31 cleaner, rinse well, with treatment vinyl treatment cleaned mine up. Just rinse well and be sure to use vinyl treatment.
Yep what Dave said
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:15 PM   #7
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Degreaser and magic eraser take care of everything on our boat.
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Just be careful with the Magic Eraser and make sure your rinse well after b/c it has bleach in it.
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Just be careful with the Magic Eraser and make sure your rinse well after b/c it has bleach in it.
Magic Erasers do not have beach in them.
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