recovering bolsters and bench seat

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Re: recovering bolsters and bench seat

Postby KJGale » Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:32 pm

Over 1 month and no response from a World Cat Rep? I have the same problem and was told it must have been something I did to the vinyl.

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Postby Taylor » Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:19 am

Taylor wrote:I found some advise from doll collectors on removing purple vinyl mold. I'll have to try one of their remedies.


The doll collectors know their stuff. I've successfully removed lots of my purple with a minimum of effort and cost. I'm not sure it won't come back in 10 days, so it's still an ongoing experiment. I used some old Oxy (something) acne cream that we had in the house. I think the recommendation is to use OXY-10, and I'll get some and try that next.

Here is one example of how to remove puple mold stains on dolls. There is lots more information out there if you want to look.

STAINS on VINYL DOLLS
OXY-10 (the acne medicine): Apply to stain and let set for a couple days. I find it works better if you can set the doll in direct sun or in window. I change the cream about every (2) days. This methods can take several weeks and I have had mixed results.... so the other product I prefer is:

** "Removezit" made by Twin Pines. They specialize in products for vinyl dolls and have been in the business for 40 years. Use the same method and steps as for the Oxy-10 applying every couple days. This products works much faster and works better on most stains. Deep stains may still require several weeks of treatment. The only problem I have found is it will sometimes lightens the vinyl.

VASELINE for DARKENED VINYL: This treatment works best in the Spring/Summer months and is a little messy but works GREAT. I do not know if it will work on blackened magic skin dolls.

Get a jar of vaseline and apply a even layer to the areas being treated then set out in direct sun. I bring the doll back in at night and remove the vaseline with paper towels. If the doll is going back out the next day I do not try to get all of off. This treatment can take a few days to a few weeks but if you can do this on several bright days in a row you will be amazed at the results... Sometimes the dolls get a little blothcy looking but this will even out as you continue.

Once you are done you will need to completey remove the vaseline. Get, most of it off with paper towels and then use a cleaner that will cut through grease to clean the rest.
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Re: recovering bolsters and bench seat

Postby Taylor » Fri May 02, 2008 6:46 am

I've attached a before and after picture. I used OXY Spot Treatment: I put it on in the evening and let it sit for 2 days and then wiped it off. One tube was enough to do the entire boat, but I think I'll get another tube and treat a few areas that I missed. It's been a week since I applied the cream and the purple is not coming back. Of course it hasn't rained much in that week and it's been windy and dry which isn't good mold growing weather.
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Before and After with OXY Spot Treatment
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Re: recovering bolsters and bench seat

Postby saildgm » Fri May 02, 2008 7:58 am

Did it also remove the black mold?
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Re: recovering bolsters and bench seat

Postby The BEAST » Mon May 05, 2008 10:08 am

Taylor,

That's impressive! I think I'll buy a tube and give it a try!
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Re: recovering bolsters and bench seat

Postby lotogulf » Mon May 05, 2008 11:06 am

Taylor,
Was there a lighting and or flash difference in the pictures?
Besides the stain being almost entirely gone, there is quite
some contrast in the vinyl, although from the picture
it looks like the lighting.
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Re: recovering bolsters and bench seat

Postby Taylor » Mon May 05, 2008 12:39 pm

Sorry, the pictures were taken with different cameras on different days at different times with the boat pointed in different directions. Hey if you don't want to spend 5 bucks on some acne cream then don't, I get none of the action. Personally, I find that I hate purple mold and I'll be keeping it under control if I can.
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Re: recovering bolsters and bench seat

Postby NO REGRETS » Mon May 05, 2008 3:38 pm

world cat should supply anti acne meds with the boat!!!!!!!!!!1 :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: recovering bolsters and bench seat

Postby CapedCat » Mon May 05, 2008 4:32 pm

Taylor wrote:Sorry, the pictures were taken with different cameras on different days at different times with the boat pointed in different directions. Hey if you don't want to spend 5 bucks on some acne cream then don't, I get none of the action. Personally, I find that I hate purple mold and I'll be keeping it under control if I can.


Taylor:

Does this mean I now have to add a dermatologist to my list of boat technicians????

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Re: recovering bolsters and bench seat

Postby Taylor » Tue May 06, 2008 9:04 pm

CapedCat wrote:Does this mean I now have to add a dermatologist to my list of boat technicians????
CC


Nope, it's over the counter and cheap and easy to do. I'm interested in hearing from anybody else who has cleaned up with the acne cream.

I guess my next project will be figuring out how to fix the stained, stainless steel fittings.
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