How to Clean Life Jackets
You trust your life jacket with your life, so you shouldn’t cut corners on care. Sunscreen, food, dirt and mold stains are not only unsightly, they can have a deteriorating effect on the fabric and buoyancy material as well, reducing its efficiency.
Avoid leaving your life jackets for long periods in direct sunlight, as this can cause fading and thinning of fabrics, exposing the flotation material underneath.
To clean and deodorize your life jackets, use a non-abrasive cleaner that won’t damage fabrics. Simple Green Marine All-Purpose 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 on the life jacket which could cause fabric damage or skin irritation.
- Wet the surface. Wet the life jacket with clean water.
- Apply cleaner. Spray Simple Green Marine All-Purpose Boat Cleaner on surface, and scrub with a soft-bristle brush.
- Rinse. Damp-wipe or rinse clean. Repeat if needed.
- Dry. Allow to dry fully before storing.
Tip: When not in use, you should store life jackets in a cool, dry and shaded place to prevent mold, mildew and UV damage.
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