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Magic erasers AKA melamine foam is an abrasive. You're sanding your parts clean, there's no magic or chemical cleaners in them. Eventually you'll wear away the surface. Very bad. They also scratch the heck out of anything glossy (gel coat, glass, stainless steel)

Never ever use them on anything you care about.

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Keep your boat seats dry and clean. Save from rain. If the weather of your area is warm then you have to more care about your boat seats. Because if your seats are wet for long time then it cause to pink stains.  These bacteria produced by the actinomycete bacterial species.

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Magic Erasers do work, but you have to be careful. They work like a very fine piece of sand paper and remove a little the top surface.

That is why you have to put on a protector, because you have opened up the surface.

I have used them to remove marks on painted walls, and when you look at the eraser, it has some of the color of the wall on it.

Denny.

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On 6/21/2007 at 8:53 PM, Cu2 said:

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

Looks wimpy, a little costly for what you seem to be getting, but what a product for the boater! I used them on multiple surfaces and a variety of dirt problems cleaning my 183SS. Great for removing aluminum rub marks off 'glass even gets misc. scuff marks off diamond decking. mildew and dirt on vinyl...all kinds of stuff.

Don't know what's in them, but they keep working until they fall apart.

Two suggestions though. 1. They don't need much water. Don't let them float in the bucket for hours. 2. Don't give up on them. Rub another 15-20 seconds. They will produce when other products fail.

The secret's out.

I'm going to keep a Magic Eraser handy. I have several in the house, but never took one to the boat.

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My husband and I just purchased a '99 1830 SS which was honestly in amazing shape. It has had at least 2 different owners that I'm aware of and they have done a wonderful job keeping it up. Definitely a statement to the quality that Chaparral provides.

Once we got it home, it was "clean" but I wanted to see what I could do with some elbow grease and a box of Magic Erasers. OMG!!!!  Being a boat newbie, I was a little concerned about damaging the upholstery so I sprayed on a marine vinyl protectant afterwards and will be adding a vinyl wax too. Maybe the wax will be an overkill but I feel like it's not quite as protected as it should be. Here are a couple pictures and now I wish I would have taken more!

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303 Products is great,  I am recommending it for purchase if you are looking for flexibility and affordability in a vinyl cleaning product. I also liked that it does not leave any oily residue after the application which is totally different from other regular vinyl cleaners. Other regular products even leave a foul odor which is not good to the users of the boat.

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I also use the Marine 31, before using this product, I'm tried other products that did work so well. I even tried straight bleach and scrubbed with a brush and the Magic Eraser. Still no luck. I read about this product and decided to give it a try. I sprayed it on and went to go get a brush thinking that I will need to do some scrubbing. When I got back (3 minutes later) the black stains were gone. I did even have to scrub. Spray and rinse off. This stuff really works.

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