Odd yellow stains - How to remove them?

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Odd yellow stains - How to remove them?

Post by ~Ray~ » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:25 pm

Hi
Some yellow stains have turned up on the plastic "fabric" of the helm seat and also the gell coat near the seat.
They arrived literally from one day to the next. One guy "in the trade" says he's seen this when suntan lotion gets exposed to strong direct sunlight. (This is a possability.)

I've tried nearly everything to remove the stains, even T Cut on the gell coat but so far nothing will touch it.

Anybody have any ideas how to remove the stains?
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YELLOW STAINES

Post by MERRELLE » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:47 am

HI.

STAINES ON THE GEL COAT ETC TEAK BRIGHTER WILL DO IT

JUST WIPE ON LEAVE IF IT FIVE MINS WASH OFF. NOT NEED TO RUB.

IVE USED FOR ALL SORT OF STAINS.

ROGER

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Post by ~Ray~ » Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:05 am

Hi
Do you mean this material
http://www.starbrite.com/productdetail. ... ductSSCat=

It sounds like teak oil / cleaner.
Is this the material you use?
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STAINS

Post by MERRELLE » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:08 pm

Hi

At the local chandlers they have Liquid teak cleaner with which you clean the teak prior to using the liquid teak brightener. I just use the brightener.


(PS Tesco spray on bleach has also worked on some stains, and also
I have used vanish oxyaction good on GRP non abrasive.

Its sounds a bit Heath Robinson, but i have had good results.

I had a yacht with very bad yellow staining on the white gel coat
the teak cleaner was amazing it was luck, was cleaning the teak toe
rail and dripped some cleaner on the white grp hull within a couple of mins their was a white streak on the yellow stains so i wiped the whole
hull and bingo white as white.



Roger

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Post by ~Ray~ » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:11 pm

Hi
Thanks for the advice. To ensure I buy the correct stuff could you give me a web link to the product you use?
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Post by ~Ray~ » Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:16 pm

Well guess what. We have narrowed down the source of the yellow stains. Boring but worth a mention. Old yellow towels used for rags and left wet (to dry) here and there. A bit of everything seems to fade them and I hope loads of UV from the sun will finish the job.
Yellow towels are banned frfom now on.
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