Vinyl Advice From the Pros

How to keep your boat’s interior in cruising condition

Posted: May 29, 2013Category: Cars, boats and planes, DIY, Marine::Franchise, Vinyl Advice From the Pros

As the temperatures climb higher, boat lovers everywhere will be returning to the water every chance they get. Taking your boat out after a long, cold winter can be extremely refreshing, especially if you have been kept off of the water by the weather. While you’re gearing up for your joyride, remember to pay attention to your upholstery. Summer weather is beautiful, but it can also lead to worn... [read more...]

How to clean vinyl boat seats

Posted: Aug 8, 2011Category: Cars, boats and planes, DIY, Vinyl Advice From the Pros

Vinyl is an incredibly durable material, and it holds up well to water exposure.  Because of its durability, the vast majority of cushioned boat seats are made of vinyl.  While vinyl is designed to hold up well to wear and tear, it does have its limits. Time itself can take a major toll on vinyl if you don’t care for it properly.  It is important to clean your vinyl well on a regular basis, n... [read more...]

How to clean mildew off your boat seats

Posted: Aug 1, 2011Category: Cars, boats and planes, DIY, Vinyl Advice From the Pros

Mildew is one of the most common problems with vinyl boat seats.  It often grows on seats when boats are covered because it thrives in warm, dark, damp places.  Mildew ends up smelling and looking bad, and it can eventually break down the vinyl your seats are made of.  It’s best to take measures to prevent it whenever possible and clean it up quickly once you realize it’s become a problem. ... [read more...]

How to clean tree sap off your boat seats

Posted: Jul 25, 2011Category: Cars, boats and planes, DIY, Vinyl Advice From the Pros

Tree sap is one of the most common causes of damage to vinyl boat seats.  It can get on vinyl seats while the boat is uncovered or if a small portion of the cover comes loose, exposing the vinyl. The real problem with tree sap is that it melts easily into the seats in the sun or hot weather, making it next to impossible to clean off.  It is best to take preventative measures to keep tree sap ... [read more...]

How to prevent dirt and oil damage to vinyl boat seats

Posted: Jul 11, 2011Category: Cars, boats and planes, DIY, Vinyl Advice From the Pros

If you own a boat and your seats have cushions, it is highly likely those cushions are made of vinyl. Vinyl is an ideal material for boat seats because it is not easily damaged by water and holds up well in most any weather. While this material is very durable, surface dirt can wear it down over time. When people sit, stand and move around on your boat seats, the dirt and oils on the surfac... [read more...]