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The mine were I stored my boat this winter moved it outside so I could pick it up at night when they were closed, but while raising the outdrive they got heavy grease on my back seat. I've tried 4 or 5 things to get the stain off the seat buy have not had any luck. Any of the detailing guru's know any tricks to get grease stains off the seat?
 

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this is not good news - once grease gets into the vinyl is basically impossible to remove. I had this happen on my Stinger and never got the stain out and wound up replacing the vinyl on the engine hatch. I am sure there are some bleaches that might help though.
 

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spray 9 usually works for me on most grease stains, or some brake clean on a rag in severe cases, just dont use to much and retreat the area with some good quality protectant, as the brake ckean will remove anything you have there ..
 

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Try everything else then as the last resort, try acetone. When my old boat burned all of the vinyl was covered with a sticky soot. We tried everything and then an upholstery guy told me to use acetone. Put some on a rag and wipe across the stain. Do not let the rag stop or it will stick. Use a white rag and do it a couple times but let the acetone dry (only takes a second) before each pass or you will melt it. Its not as scary as it sounds as I did my entire interior and it looked like new when I was done.
 

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After I got air a few times, I thought I had a grease stain on my seat, too. But I was wrong.... :laugher: :laugher: :laugher:
 

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Thanks for the ideas. I thought Gojo or some other de-greasers would take it right out, but everything I've tried hasn't done anything.
 

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Don't panic, I had a grease stain on my back seat when I first bought the boat.

Clean it regularily with Spray 9 or once over and keep it uncovered when you are out, the sun will help the stain dissapear.

I thought the marina was full of chit when they told me this, but it was gone within a few weeks.
 

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I had this problem from a mechanic and agree with Duke. Time will let it get out. If the seats are white try a soft scrub bleach with a light brush and then use 303 to get it back moist again. That is what helped me out.

Best of luck
 

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I got some Spray 9 at lunch and will try that.

Thanks
Mark
 

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Most probably it takes a petroleum based product to clean a petroleum product. Another idea is to use a tire/rim cleaner such as McQuires Hot Rim tire & rim cleaner with a soft brush. Use it briefly, and scrub and rinse quick. Use only in a pinch. Bleach will definitely not remove grease.
 

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Reckless32 said:
Most probably it takes a petroleum based product to clean a petroleum product. Another idea is to use a tire/rim cleaner such as McQuires Hot Rim tire & rim cleaner with a soft brush. Use it briefly, and scrub and rinse quick. Use only in a pinch. Bleach will definitely not remove grease.
I agree with Reckless - I work for Mohawk Industries... a small little flooring manufacture down in Georgia?

We always suggest less is more - I can't stress the importance of a "MicroFiber Cloth" you might be surprised how even basic liquid dish soap in water with a micro fiber will eventually clean it up... of course we also discussed the Magic Erasers on another thread here after all the nasty stuff is gone.

Micro Fiber Cloths effectively give you more surface area contact and really do great things even with just plain water.

If you have to scrub...an Old Soft Bristle "B" Toothbrush does wonders.

Then use some 303 protectant. Keep us posted.

Good Luck

Doc :D
 

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Tried the spray 9 but it didn't touch the stain. I'll keep scrubbing it for a few weeks to see if it will fade it.
 
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