How to Clean Boat Vinyl
Marine vinyl is built to withstand the natural elements. However, the effects of accumulated suntan lotion, food spills, fish blood, bird droppings, dirt and even soap residue can result in ugly blemishes on your boat’s vinyl seats.
When cleaning on your boat, avoid using bleach, as it can deteriorate the stitching on marine vinyl. Also avoid alcohol-based cleaners, which can cause dryness and cracking. To clean vinyl properly, use a non-abrasive cleaner that won’t damage fabric. Simple Green Marine All-Purpose Boat Cleaner is non-toxic and biodegradable, so it’s safer for you and the environment than harsh chemical cleaners. It’s also clean-rinsing, so no chemical residue is left to impact fabric or cause skin irritation.
Spot test a small hidden area before cleaning.
- Wet. Wet the surface with clean water.
- Apply cleaner. Spray Simple Green Marine All-Purpose Boat Cleaner on vinyl, and scrub with a soft-bristle brush.
- Rinse. Damp-wipe or rinse clean. Repeat if needed.
Tip: We recommend following up with a vinyl protectant after cleaning.