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gt9118
11-03-2009, 11:06 AM
Just received our boat back from the dealer getting winterized. Well the boat was left outside for a few days in the rain. Well long story short we have red mold covering the seats. I have never seen RED mold. Well it has stained the seats and wont come out. I have tried bio clean and 303 cleaner. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Razzman
11-03-2009, 11:18 AM
I'd be talking to the dealer!

mmandley
11-03-2009, 11:24 AM
Never herd of red mold and i find it hard to believe mold would form in only a few days. I would be talking to the Dealer as well because its possible something was spilt on your seats.

Only thing i know of red in a boat is Trans Fluid and Stabil and both dont get along with interiors.

2007 Outback V
11-03-2009, 05:03 PM
Like everyone said, I would be giving that dealer a call. You could try Malco vinyl and plastic cleaner. Works GREAT!! Just be sure to wipe/rinse the seats with water after cleaning. Good Luck.

maxpower220
11-03-2009, 06:27 PM
Try amonia to clean it. Mix 50/50 with water.

sailing217
11-04-2009, 10:05 AM
barkeeper's friend sold at grocery stores, walmart, places like that. You can buy it in a powder and dilute in water or even better is the liquid gel.

protect with 303 or similar after as it strips everything.

brain_rinse
11-04-2009, 11:17 AM
barkeeper's friend sold at grocery stores, walmart, places like that. You can buy it in a powder and dilute in water or even better is the liquid gel.

protect with 303 or similar after as it strips everything.
Sometimes drastic stains require drastic measures, but the vinyl manufacturer would in no way support using an acid/abrasive like barkeeper's friend.

cab13367
11-05-2009, 03:06 PM
Just received our boat back from the dealer getting winterized. Well the boat was left outside for a few days in the rain. Well long story short we have red mold covering the seats. I have never seen RED mold. Well it has stained the seats and wont come out. I have tried bio clean and 303 cleaner. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Another reason to self-winterize ... :)


I had reddish brown mold on my upholstery. Only took a week to grow and was caused by putting two seats together that were still wet.

I tried several different products to get it out with no luck.

When it came back from the dealer installing my speakers, the mold was gone.

He said he used "Spray 9" (I think it's called).

I immediately bought a gallon of the stuff.

Yup, this is what I use as well to keep the vinyl clean, then follow it up with 303 to protect it. I keep a spray bottle of Spray 9 and a rag in the boat at all times.

mmandley
11-05-2009, 03:31 PM
Cab where do you get this Spray 9. Never herd of it.

fishin
07-19-2013, 02:23 PM
Did you ever find out what the reddish substance was on your boat cause Im dealing with the same issue. Progressive Insurance is saying its mold. but this has never happened before till I used red fuel stabil.


Just received our boat back from the dealer getting winterized. Well the boat was left outside for a few days in the rain. Well long story short we have red mold covering the seats. I have never seen RED mold. Well it has stained the seats and wont come out. I have tried bio clean and 303 cleaner. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Salyers
07-19-2013, 06:29 PM
We had some orangish Red Mold on a couple cushions that were on top of each other when I put the boat away. We tried vinager and baking soda, 303, soft scrub and magic eraser. Nothing worked. After 3 sunny hot days on the Lake the stains were extremely faded and now after about 12 days of boating this summer the stains/mold are gone. Sun worked the best. I'd try treating with protectant and sticking them out in the sun for a week. If you can get a full week of Sun. It's been raining so much here. I forgot what a complete sunny day feels like not to mention a weekend with no Rain!