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Old 07-10-2012, 09:33 AM   #1
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Cleaning Product for '05 white Gaucho?

Just returned form the BASH rally, and am sadly contemplating the muddy footprints left by my six year old on my CCD white front goucho seat cushions.

The cushions appear to be some sort of vinyl basic fabric, any recommendations on a cleaning product to brighten it up? Plain 409 and elbow grease? OxyClean?

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Old 07-10-2012, 10:37 AM   #2
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How about denatured alcohol, on a white terry cloth.....

Lather, rinse, repeat until clean. Works every time!
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:15 AM   #3
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Try vinyl cleaner. We have the Safari that came with the cheap, ill fitting cloth. It didn't clean well. I expect the vinyl is also a cheap grade, so be careful and use any cleaner on a test spot first. We had our cushions recovered this year and they look a score of times better. Maybe time to recover anyway.

Alcohol works well as a moderately good solvent, but will it leach out the color in the vinyl?

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Mr. Clean Magic eraser on the vinyl.

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Nah, Been using alcohol on vinyls and fabrics for decades, never a bad outcome!
Alcohol is good, because it evaporates fairly quickly and doesnt leave anything swimming in solvent!

I'd be careful of those "magic erasers" They are actually a micro-abrasive and can harm some surfaces. If you read the package warning, it specifies not using on vinyl, or shiny surfaces due to the abrasive nature of the product!
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I believe the fabric is 'sunbrella' (it is on our '05 25' CCD) so you can clean it with most anything. Even bleach and acetone. But rather than fighting that, we covered them with white terry cloth slip covers. We just launder the slip covers every few times we use the trailer.
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Try Tuff Stuff foaming upholstery cleaner. Works like a charm.
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I believe the fabric is 'sunbrella' (it is on our '05 25' CCD) so you can clean it with most anything. Even bleach and acetone. But rather than fighting that, we covered them with white terry cloth slip covers. We just launder the slip covers every few times we use the trailer.
We have a 06, 28 ft. International with Sunbrella upholstery. Have you covered the benches at the dining table, also? We are wondering how you dealt with the snaps? Mary
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Yes we did cover the benches. We made button holes for the straps with the snaps to go through. I will take some pictures and post tonight or tomorrow.
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Try Tuff Stuff foaming upholstery cleaner. Works like a charm.
The Tuff Stuff works beautifully, thanks for the tip!
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Yep, good stuff, we keep several cans of it around the house
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The Tuff Stuff works beautifully, thanks for the tip!
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