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Old 12-10-2012, 12:08 PM
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Hi guys my boat cover is made from the top gun material which has served me well over the years, but mold and mildrew is trying to move in, mainly where the seams and stitching comes together. I'm pretty sure Clorox kills it (read from earlier article), is it possible for me to make a solution of clorox and water to spray the cover with while on the boat, if so how important is it to remove the solution from the cover. Will it affect the finish on the paint of my boat.

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Old 12-10-2012, 03:05 PM
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Striper,
Anything is possible, but why not take off the cover and spray it down.
Let the solution sit for a few hours and then give the cover a good rinse.

When doing this, I would spray both sides of the cover.

In the future, keep a fan blowing fresh air through the boat to minimize any dampness and mold issues.

Be safe
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:14 PM
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I found this product Spray Nine really does a great job of safely removing M&M and preventing the return of them. http://www.spraynine.com/product/marine-spray-nine-664

I would try this first before using a bleach/water mix. Amazon carries Spray Nine if you can't find it locally. The reviews are great on Amazon as was my personal experience.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:10 PM
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Spray 9, Concrobium Mold Control or Mold Armour are all safer for the material and more effective at killing & preventing mold & mildew than Clorox or any other clorine bleach. The way bleach kills mold is very dangerous for people with mold allergies and it only kills surface mold.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:18 PM
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Ok guys thanks, I'll take a look, sounds like its just what I'm looking for
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:03 PM
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Don't use bleach.

It will deteriorate and decompose the stitching at the seams.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:06 PM
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Like MarkG said, Don't use bleach - Or be sure to rinse it ALL out. Bleach will destroy cotton and many other fabrics.

I one used a bleach water mixture and left the terrycloth rag in the bucket for a few days. The rag nearly fell apart in my hands from the chlorine.

Gool ol' lysol or other disinfectants can do the job too.

Removing the moinsture will prevent the mold from returning. Somehow figure our a way to get that cover to dry out.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:06 PM
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OK, I guest I have to find a way to neutralize the bleach in area's that I did use it. I did order the Marine Nine from Amazon.com
If anyone knows what I can do in the meantime please let me know. I should have known better than to try something without checking first on walleye central first, I think what gave me this ideal was when I took my cover this past summer to get repaired they told me to clean it in bleach and water. I'll spray it down good with the hose hopefully that will help
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:25 PM
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Thank you guys so much I recieved and used the Marine Nine Product today it works great, removing all dirt, mold and mildew. I certainly would recommend this product to anybody with this problem.

Thank you very much guys and Walleye Central
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:42 PM
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Thank you guys so much I recieved and used the Marine Nine Product today it works great, removing all dirt, mold and mildew. I certainly would recommend this product to anybody with this problem.

Thank you very much guys and Walleye Central
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