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Upholstery Cleaning Hack

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I just discovered an amazing way to clean my vinyl, Magic Erasers. Used with any cleaner they remove every trace of dirt, stain, mildew, etc. My whites are brighter than new.

Just wanted to share. Wish someone had told me years ago.

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Uh, sorry you're just now hearing this, but Magic Erasers are BAD.  They will destroy the thread that keeps the vinyl together and also removes the top protective layer of the vinyl.  They are effective, but do more harm than good...throw them away.

But don't take my word for it, do a search and you'll see the same advice on other forums too. ;)

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Try this stuff instead, works amazing!!


I have used the erasers in the past only as a last resort!!! 

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I’ve used several cleaners(babes/303/vinyl sauce) for general care/and wipe downs and we regularly use the vinyl sauce in our wipe down routine.

for spring cleaning or after a long houseboat trip I mix in a vinyl brush to scrub and get into the beading / seams.

stains are another issue all together, and what I’ve learned over time is the regular cleaners , elbow grease and some good old fashioned sunlight tend to yield the best results.

using the Magic eraser has removed the stain, but also the protection mentioned above and you und up with a discolored spot usually larger than the original stain.

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I remember the time someone showed me how clean they got my boat upholstery by using a magic eraser.  I also remember having to replace about half of the vinyl in the boat two years later.

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Don't throw them away! Use them for cleaning your car and truck windshield, along with Windex.

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