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    Painting marine vinyl seats

    Has anyone had good experience with painting their vinyl PWC or jet boat seats? I have an LS2000 boat with some stains, etc. although they are not ripped or torn. It would be great if I could clean them up with some fresh new white vinyl paint up until a few years when I would need to replace the actual vinyl?

    Any good success stories with using vinyl paint (e.g. Rustoleum Vinyl paint or other)?

    I can not clean the seats up with any of the hundreds of products sold for mold and stains. The real culprit could have been the "magic eraser" which probably took off some of the protectant or vinyl covering.

    To paint or not to paint... that is the question

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    Re: Painting marine vinyl seats

    You want to use SEM Marine Vinyl paint.

    Before this..try Tilex w/Bleach. I had pontoon boat seats that were basically BLACK from mildew, and NOTHING worked on them. I tried Tilex as a last resort and badda bing, no need to paint seats or buy new ones.

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    Re: Painting marine vinyl seats

    Thanks @SxiPro, No luck with Tilex w/bleach. Also have to be careful since bleach will degrade any stitching. I have read about SEM so considering that or Rustoleum.

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    Re: Painting marine vinyl seats

    Agree. Rinse very well after bleach.
    The SEM stuff has really good reviews on Amazon. I was so close to using it, I had paint charts and the whole deal, but the Tilex saved me.

    Good luck whatever route you go and post pics and a review so we all benefit.

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    Re: Painting marine vinyl seats

    Sem is normally what the auto body supply has in stock. It' more of a dye that sprays on like paint. Very good stuff.
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    Re: Painting marine vinyl seats

    Ive tried the Rustoleum Vinyl paint, it rubs off a little too easy, like after 3-4 rides im already starting to see the original vinyl surface

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    Re: Painting marine vinyl seats

    This sounds like you will be wearing the paint more than the seats will

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    Re: Painting marine vinyl seats

    Quote Originally Posted by Benflynn View Post
    This sounds like you will be wearing the paint more than the seats will
    Not with the SEM stuff. Use the right product for the right application.

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    Re: Painting marine vinyl seats

    The right product is new vinyl, spraying dye on seats is a stop gap measure at best. I might be able to get behind pulling the material off and actually dyeing it, but there is no way you want to hear when buying something "I just dyed the seats". If it worked it would still be a half *** way of going about it.

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    Re: Painting marine vinyl seats

    i tried spray paint Dont waste your time like I did. Even spray clear over it ,it didnt last long.

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