How to Get Rid Of That Pink Staining On Vinyl Seats?!

Discussion in 'Boats, Motors, Trailers and Towing Rigs Forum' started by Rain City, May 24, 2020.

  1. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    Anyone? My year old deck chairs are now showing signs of it. I remember this being an issue with the Bayliner seats as well :(
     
  2. Fixit

    Fixit Well-Known Member

    Make the girls sit on towels?
     
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  3. ab1752

    ab1752 Well-Known Member

    With $$$$. I believe that was the most common resolution to that pink mould issue.
     
  4. RiverBoy

    RiverBoy Well-Known Member

    My perfectly white seats are showing signs of some soiling that almost nothing will remove.

    i made up a paste of baking soda and water and it worked a bit. i heard of a mixture of water, vinegar and murphy’s oil soap can do the trick but i ha ent tried this myself.

    a word of caution: avoid anything that is a degreaser like RoughRider or Ducasol or that 30seconds stuff. my bro in law melted his vinyl and it stayed tacky and sticky. it was actually hard to stand up it was so bad
     
  5. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    Oh I learned that lesson the hard way as well.
     
  6. Buckethead905

    Buckethead905 Well-Known Member

    Rain, do you have any FSR? I just took out some rust stains on vinyl with it and came out looking new. Try in an inconspicuous spot, apply 303 aerospace protectant when you’re done.
     
  7. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    I'll give it a shot thanks.
     
  8. CBsqrd

    CBsqrd Well-Known Member

    FWIW, was talking to an upholsterer Friday and Sunbrella has a new vinyl product out that has the resistance to the pink staining impregnated into the fabric. Three year guarantee from pink stains.

    He said that the staining is due to a bacteria that digests the plasticizers in the vinyl and when it dies it releases the pink colour.
     
  9. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    This is what I've heard. Bacteria. Wonderful.
     
  10. adrian1991

    adrian1991 Active Member

    Toilet bowl cleaner the gel stuff works great
    Same stuff as FSR
     
  11. RiverBoy

    RiverBoy Well-Known Member

    what is FSR
     
  12. noluck

    noluck Well-Known Member

    mr clean magic eraser, be careful it is hard on stitching
     
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  13. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    Have you actually removed this particular type of stain with one? I know they're great but if you've never seen the pink nightmare you wouldn't understand. It's embedded right in the vinyl itself.
     
  14. noluck

    noluck Well-Known Member

    yes
     
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  15. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    Liar...
     
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  16. noluck

    noluck Well-Known Member

    sea-doo speedster. with the cover on all winter outside, was very ugly in the spring with mold, nothing would touch it. magic eraser made it look new with very little effort
     
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  17. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    Is that what does it? The cover over the seats? I feel like that's what started it on the bayliner. I put a new top on that sat right over the vinyl and boom it happened
     
  18. fishin solo

    fishin solo Well-Known Member

    Try VIM......
     
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  19. Buckethead905

    Buckethead905 Well-Known Member

    Fibreglass Stain Remover. Do not use a magic eraser, its essentially sandpaper, you will end up removing the UV protective coating and have some dull and sticky seats in year or two.
     
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  20. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    I did the VIM and magic eraser thing and @Buckethead905 is right. The Bayliner seats were so sticky you couldn't put a towel down on them without all the fluff sticking. Nightmare.
     

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