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« : January 16, 2013, 09:14:13 PM »

Hey guys,
How do you clean regular dirt that gets imbedded in vinyl? So far the only thing I've tried is Clorox wipes, and nothing happened. The item in question is a chiropractic table that's been in a storage unit for a while. Looks like just dirt, no stains.
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« #1 : January 16, 2013, 09:40:10 PM »

In the horse world, we use "Fantastic" on all of our bio ie. vinyl harnesses, headstalls and lines.  They get really dirty and it seems to do a great job.  It is getting hard to find however. 

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« #2 : January 16, 2013, 09:47:31 PM »

I use either 409 or marine grade spray nine. The later is the best I've found. A soft scrub brush will help to get it out of the grain. You can also use mineral spirits.

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« #3 : January 16, 2013, 10:39:12 PM »

I agree with Paul's suggestion for mineral spirits.  Denatured alcohol is also good for removing the "tackiness" that happens as vinyl ages.  Best for plain old dirt, especially greasy mechanics' paws all over white boat seats, is Oil Eater degreaser and a soft scrub brush. 

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« #4 : January 17, 2013, 10:34:29 AM »

Thank you guys! I wasn't sure if fantastik/409 was safe to use.
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« #5 : January 17, 2013, 02:57:16 PM »

How about some warm soapy water and a brush.  That should do the trick. 
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« #6 : January 17, 2013, 05:43:52 PM »

I ended up using Fantastik and a Mr. Clean magic eraser. Worked great!
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« #7 : January 17, 2013, 07:27:13 PM »

Malco leather and plastic cleaner. I've used it for 40 years.
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« #8 : January 17, 2013, 07:54:34 PM »

I kep a spry bottle of Clorox cleaner in the kitchen when my boat seats get dirty it works well

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« #9 : January 17, 2013, 08:45:45 PM »

McGuire's also make an awesome rubber and vinyl cleaner/conditioner.I believe it is #80 ? or #40?. It cleans in league with windex (which I have had pretty decent succes with); it is the only conditioner that I have seen restore suppleness and depth of colour and sheen to vinyl.

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« #10 : January 18, 2013, 01:54:08 PM »

The absolute best I have seen is 3M Sharpshooter. I've seen it clean deep grained vinyl in a
mid 70's boat that had been stored for a while. However, you must go over it with a protectant
after cleaning. I recommend 303 Protectant. Spray on 3M Sharpshooter, let it set for 30 seconds
agitate with a soft brush and wipe off. No-rinse formula.

Fantastic and 409 can cause problems if it is not rinsed properly after cleaning. I recovered some
cushions for a customer after a detailer cleaned his white cushions with Fantistic. After cleaning a
rope, plastic bag and screen enclosure panel were laid on the cushions. A day in the sun and there
was purple staining on those cushions. The purple stain was in the pattern of the rope braid, the
screen mesh and the folds of the bag.

Always use the least potent cleaner first. I won't recommend any bleach. It might get the stain off the
vinyl but people forget it can deteriorate the thread which can't get thoroughly rinsed. Don't know how
many times customers have brought covers and cushions in to be restitched after cleaning with bleach.
If you want to use something that has a bleaching effect, use Mighty Brite.

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« #11 : January 19, 2013, 11:28:22 PM »

I won't recommend any bleach. It might get the stain off the
vinyl but people forget it can deteriorate the thread which can't get thoroughly rinsed. Don't know how
many times customers have brought covers and cushions in to be restitched after cleaning with bleach.
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« #12 : January 23, 2013, 12:25:26 AM »

I've used a product called "Krud Kutter" on my boat lifts Vinyl cover and it worked great and Easy! Look for it at Amazon.com., Ebay, Wal-Mart, Menard's, Lowe's, or Home Depot. Search for a website to get more info.
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