Go Back   Winnipesaukee Forum > Winnipesaukee Forums > Boating > Boat Repairs & Maintenance
Home Forums Gallery YouTube Channel Classifieds Links Blogs Calendar Register FAQDonate Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-29-2010, 08:23 PM   #1
hancoveguy
Senior Member
 
hancoveguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 276
Thanks: 95
Thanked 65 Times in 30 Posts
Angry Mold/mildew in boat carpet?

Anyone have any recomendations on how to clean boat upholstery that has heavily spotted mold or mildew from the winter? My express cruiser is heavily soiled with spots. I am not sure whether the spots are mold or mildew but damn they are hard to get off. Tried renting a steam upholstery cleaner, tried spray nine, tried diluted bleach.. all with very very limited results.

Would love any thoughts on how to get it clean. The floor carpets are not bad but the ceiling carpet is significant.

thanks
HCG
hancoveguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 08:40 PM   #2
fpartri497
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Concord NH
Posts: 662
Thanks: 93
Thanked 43 Times in 34 Posts
Default boat carpets

I have to ask-- Why would you leave the carpeting In the cruiser over the winter In the 1st. place? I allways remove mine and steam them then store them at home In a dry storage closet upstairs

__________________
dont worry be happy
fpartri497 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 08:41 PM   #3
hancoveguy
Senior Member
 
hancoveguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 276
Thanks: 95
Thanked 65 Times in 30 Posts
Default

its the ceiling carpet. it doesn't come out or else I would have removed it.
hancoveguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 08:44 PM   #4
BroadHopper
Senior Member
 
BroadHopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Laconia NH / Breckenridge CO
Posts: 3,689
Thanks: 1,683
Thanked 613 Times in 412 Posts
Default Zep Mildew remover

at Home depot. The best so far but doesn't get all of it off.

I stop shrink wrapping my boat as it cause moisture to accumulate. I use a heavy duty boat cover reinforced with small pvc pipes. never had a problem. Cover is almost 20 years old!
__________________
Someday may never be an actual day.
BroadHopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 09:06 PM   #5
jrc
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Hollis/Gilford
Posts: 2,668
Thanks: 32
Thanked 426 Times in 242 Posts
Default

I have one of these you can borrow, works great, might do the job. Might not if a steam cleaner didn't.
Attached Images
 
jrc is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 04-29-2010, 09:33 PM   #6
codeman671
Senior Member
 
codeman671's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2,020
Thanks: 69
Thanked 242 Times in 157 Posts
Default

I am not sure about using it on ceiling carpet but on my vinyl seating we use Tilex Mildew Root Penetrator and Remover. It is different that normal Tilex Mildew Remover. I had the boat detailed and the seats looked like crap. We bought a bottle of this and a Magic Eraser and an hour later everything looked like brand new.
codeman671 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2010, 03:37 AM   #7
Great Northern Cleaning
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Belmont
Posts: 63
Thanks: 17
Thanked 24 Times in 19 Posts
Default Great northern Cleaning

Wwe can come to your location with our vanmount unit which cleans carpet and upholstory and take care of your mold and mildew issues. and we offer free estimates. Call for an appt at 455-2326
Great Northern Cleaning is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2010, 09:11 AM   #8
robmac
Senior Member
 
robmac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Nashua,Meredith
Posts: 855
Thanks: 180
Thanked 73 Times in 58 Posts
Default

I agree with BH Zep does a great job, when I store for the winter as I am not a fan of shrinkwrap for that reason I put baking soda and a couple of desicant bags in the cuddy. Knock on wood no problems.
robmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2010, 10:27 AM   #9
hancoveguy
Senior Member
 
hancoveguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 276
Thanks: 95
Thanked 65 Times in 30 Posts
Default

all set. A 50/50 bleach/water mix took care of it. Good as new.

Thanks to all that suggested ideas.

HCG
hancoveguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2010, 11:19 AM   #10
Sammy
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Mildew

Starbrite Mildew Stain Remover worked on a very old boat I restored.
Sammy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2010, 03:31 PM   #11
Yankee
Senior Member
 
Yankee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 148
Thanks: 19
Thanked 38 Times in 23 Posts
Default WOW! not only can it navigate an X-Wing fighter...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jrc View Post
I have one of these you can borrow, works great, might do the job. Might not if a steam cleaner didn't.
this 'droid can also clean carpet mold? I gotta get me one of these!
Attached Images
 
Yankee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2010, 04:42 AM   #12
Audiofn
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bedford, MA/Naples, ME
Posts: 162
Thanks: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

I used some of those oxygen cleaner sprays. Well my wife did The cabin of a boat that I purchased last year that had sat for a LONG time was REALLY bad. She got it looking like new!
Audiofn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2010, 08:53 PM   #13
partsman
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Meredith
Posts: 27
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Tile-X, works great.
partsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2010, 01:12 AM   #14
trfour
Senior Member
 
trfour's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: The Lakes, Central NH. and Dallas/Fort Worth TX.
Posts: 3,071
Blog Entries: 3
Thanks: 1,550
Thanked 201 Times in 113 Posts
Default Oh And Yup...

Quote:
Originally Posted by partsman View Post
Tile-X, works great.

Tile-X works in Texas Too... 4 another word, Mold/Mildew Be/Gone!

From another working good in Texas,



trfour
Terry
_______________________________________
trfour is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

This page was generated in 0.19637 seconds