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Plastic mould

Postby trapper » Jan Fri 12, 2018 4:03 pm

Have wondered for some time if anyone has found a remedy for getting mould out of the plastic (composit) helm chairs on their Grady (mine is a 208) I have tried all possible cleaners and scrubbers. It appears to be ingrained in the plastic, not surface mould and I have not been able to remove any of it. I believe my “yacht” came from Florida originally, so maybe it has become a baked in finish. Anyway of you guys with success in this removal would be great to hear from. Happy 2018 to you all. Cheers trapper :bang
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Re: Plastic mould

Postby DennisG01 » Jan Fri 12, 2018 9:24 pm

Mold can sometimes be a pain if it's really set in. Try about 5:1 water:bleach. Spray it or, even better, saturate a white rag and let it sit on there for 5-10 minutes. Rinse with water.
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Re: Plastic mould

Postby Fishtales » Jan Fri 12, 2018 10:32 pm

I've had good luck with Zep Mold and Mildew remover. 3 min max.
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Re: Plastic mould

Postby Doc Stressor » Jan Sat 13, 2018 9:38 pm

When they are really bad, take the entire armrests off of the seat and soak each one in a Tupperware tray containing full strength bleach and a drop or two of Dawn dish detergent to act as a wetting agent. It takes a couple of days to get rid of really deep mold.

3M and a couple of other suppliers make mold inhibitors that need to be applied every 3 months.

Here is a set that were completely black after cleaning them up as I just described:

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Re: Plastic mould

Postby trapper » Jan Sun 14, 2018 1:35 pm

Thanks guys, Certainly like the look of the armrests Doc. I will apply your soak remidy as it appears to really do the job. I will need a little deeper soaking bath to submerge the back of the chairs, but doable. Thanks and I will attempt a before and after pics. Cheers trapper.
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Re: Plastic mould

Postby Ky Grady » Jan Sun 14, 2018 6:55 pm

trapper wrote:Thanks guys, Certainly like the look of the armrests Doc. I will apply your soak remidy as it appears to really do the job. I will need a little deeper soaking bath to submerge the back of the chairs, but doable. Thanks and I will attempt a before and after pics. Cheers trapper.


Mine have set screws you can loosen to adjust the height, or remove totally off the uprights. Not sure if yours are setup the same.
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Re: Plastic mould

Postby trapper » Jan Mon 15, 2018 2:33 pm

I will be removing the chairs then laying the backs in shallow tub with the bleach. Most of the mould I want to remove is in the is in the top of the chair. Any mould in rest of the chair I may be able to clean up with gelling the bleach and applying with a paint brush. Will report on my effort when I return from my holidays. Cheers Fret Knot. :D to
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