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Old 02 May 2007, 08:55   #1
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Staining on Seats

I have just purchased a Ballistic 7.8 which is just over a year old. I noticed that the seats had slight pink stains on them. I sent the boat to be valet and they could not remove them and stated that the staining was caused by the foam inside the cushions. Has anyone else had a simular problem and is this something that should be sorted out under warranty.

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Old 02 May 2007, 10:08   #2
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It's been caused by the upholsterer using poor quality foam. Nothing will fix it, other than a re cover.
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What about bleach - or I think you can get some vinyl dye.
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Not sure what causes it - Dirk's probably right, but it happened on my 7.8 and it was straightforward to remove with bog standard vinyl cleaner, from Starbright if I remember rightly
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I tried the starbright vinyl cleaner and it appeared to work well - I then tried fairy liquid and water and it was just as good - far more important is to use a stiff brush or nylon scourer - that's what does the work!!!
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Thanks for the advice, I will have a try with starbright this weekend.

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What about bleach -
If the seats are white, you could try bleach, but once you remove the top dressing of the vinyl, it'll age very quickly, and constantly attract dirt.
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Thanks for the advice, I will have a try with starbright this weekend.

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Why not try fairy liquid it's much cheaper!!!

I tried the Starbrite vinyl shampoo and there was no difference - maybe some of the other starbrite cleaners will be different?
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dount its yours he bought ???
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well Starbright should definitely work then!
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