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cab13367
03-28-2007, 03:14 PM
My owner's manual says to use Vinyl Finish Vinyl Cleaner on the upholstery but my local dealer doesn't sell it. The local Rinker dealer recommends Zep Vinyl Cleaner - has anybody used this? Here's a link to a description of the product:

http://www.zep.com/ProductCatalog/ProductSearch.asp

Looking for recommendations on what works without ill effects on the vinyl finish. If you've discovered a product that's readily available at the local Target or Wal-Mart, I'd like to hear about it as well.

Thanks,

Al

Roachman
03-28-2007, 04:25 PM
I just use Tilex Shower Mist. It is very light and I have used it on my boats since 2000.

qb12
03-28-2007, 04:44 PM
I just use Tilex Shower Mist. It is very light and I have used it on my boats since 2000.\

roach, doesn't that have some bleach in it?

i have used babes seat soap and it works really well.


there is a list of approved products in your manual or was suppose to be included in the packet.

db

Roachman
03-28-2007, 04:50 PM
I do not think the shower mist does not but I will check the ingredants tonight. Like I said I have used it for 5 yrs on my tige and 2 yrs on my LSV and it has not bleached the my platinum seats or even the towels that I use to wipe down the boat with.

qb12
03-28-2007, 04:54 PM
I do not think the shower mist does not but I will check the ingredants tonight. Like I said I have used it for 5 yrs on my tige and 2 yrs on my LSV and it has not bleached the my platinum seats or even the towels that I use to wipe down the boat with.

i would be more concerned about the stitching.

a friend of mine with a cc used 409 on his and the product ate the stitching away almost instantly.. :P

Roachman
03-28-2007, 04:58 PM
What ingredients does Tilex® Fresh Shower® contain?

Tilex® Fresh Shower® contains a surfactant for all around cleaning power, a chelating agent that makes soap scum soluble, a solvent to penetrate and loosen greasy soil, an additional surfactant to suspend soil in water, as well as a pleasant fragrance :wink:

JoeTechie
03-28-2007, 08:39 PM
Read the manufacturers reccomendations.
Plain old "Fantastik"... but hard to come by now. :(

I use diluted Marine Spray nine, stuff is safe and strong. boat soap and water and a brush really all you need most of the time - especially if you 303 the stuff regulary.

Oh, 303 makes a cleaner now! I'll look it up from home and post, but I'm sure you can google it


-Joe

tarkus70
03-28-2007, 10:36 PM
Read the manufacturers reccomendations.
Plain old "Fantastik"... but hard to come by now. :(

I use diluted Marine Spray nine, stuff is safe and strong. boat soap and water and a brush really all you need most of the time - especially if you 303 the stuff regulary.

Oh, 303 makes a cleaner now! I'll look it up from home and post, but I'm sure you can google it


-Joe

The cleaner is good stuff I ordered it for the off road truck and I use it in the Outback. It does work very well. If I can post a non boating site here I will, if anyone has an issue with it I won't hit me up with a PM if you want it.

cab13367
03-29-2007, 12:44 AM
Tarkus,

Please, give us the link or URL to the site.

Thanks,

Al

Buttafewcoe
03-29-2007, 05:25 AM
Wal-Mart still sells Fantastik.
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B

tarkus70
03-29-2007, 10:38 AM
I found 303 cheap at http://www.4wd.com/ If you do order from them get on the email list sometimes it goes on special.

JoeTechie
03-29-2007, 11:22 AM
Links for Marine Spray Nine:

Company site
http://www.spraynine.com/index.php?cPath=69&name=Marine+/+RV

Cheapest place to purchase (also excellent prices on 303) better than anywhere else... trust me I'm a shopper!
http://www.marinepowerservice.com/BoatingStore/index_mans1.cfm/search_mfg/060500.cfm

Test of 10 vinyl cleaners - they rank spray nine #1 or 2.
http://www.myboatstore.com/MarineSprayNine.htm

It disinfects as well as cleaning so it kills the mildew/mold so it can't continue to grow, and yet is not harsh. Powerfull, so I only use it when it is needed, basic cleaning is ivory soap and water and a medium scrubber or sponge.


Hope this helps,

Joe

p.s.
http://www.303products.com/main.php?infopage=home
also excellent !

cab13367
03-29-2007, 02:14 PM
Joe/Tarkus,

Thanks a bunch. That's exactly the type of info I was hoping for.

Al