Cleaning of seats

mazrwz72

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We purchased a new Bennington pontoon just a month ago. We have already encountered several spots on the upholstery. I have cleaned everything with Dawn and water and the spots are still there. I only used a soft cloth to wash and rinse with water. One of the pillow back looks like the dark grey color has been completely bleached white. Just a couple of examples. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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You need to contact your dealer. They can verify if it’s a “cleaning” issue or a Simtex issue.
 

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Yes I have contacted the dealer and sent them all the pictures. I was just checking to see if any other boat owner had a problem with the Simtex seats staining and if they got them cleaned.
 

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What type of cloth are you using? Could it be the cloth is disintegrating into the pores of the Simtex?
 

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Is it possible that it could be from some zinc based sunscreen lotions? I had some of those in similar areas on my seats from peoples legs brushing up against them after applying. It took a good scrubbing with a soft boat brush and some dawn and water. And in some case a more aggressive scrubbing with a bar towel and soapy water. I got most of it off and eventually the rest faded out. My seats look fine now.
 

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Is it possible that it could be from some zinc based sunscreen lotions? I had some of those in similar areas on my seats from peoples legs brushing up against them after applying. It took a good scrubbing with a soft boat brush and some dawn and water. And in some case a more aggressive scrubbing with a bar towel and soapy water. I got most of it off and eventually the rest faded out. My seats look fine now.
Agree. I've had similar sunscreen-related marks show up, but easily came off with dawn/water on a cloth.
 

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I have had sunscreen related blotchy areas like that this summer. I scrub them with the dawn dish soap and water. That helps, but doesn’t always eliminate immediately. However, they seem to fad away after time in the sun following these cleanings...
 
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