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Ernie n Tara

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vinyl mold protection Club Car
« on: September 22, 2017, 04:51:13 PM »
Hi,

I have a Club Car that develops mold on the seats at every opportunity. Has anyone found a product that seals the vinyl well enough to prevent this? Tara is wearing herself out keeping the mold at bay!

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grashley

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Re: vinyl mold protection Club Car
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2017, 07:26:07 PM »
Recover the seat????
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Re: vinyl mold protection Club Car
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2017, 07:31:23 PM »
Our Club Car seat has shown no signs of mold. It suggests moisture that doesn't dissipate.  I can olny suggest bleach to kill the mold, but there seems to be something else going on here. grashley's suggestion is probably a good one.
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Ernie n Tara

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Re: vinyl mold protection Club Car
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2017, 06:33:01 AM »
Tara got the mold off but it appears that newer Club Cars (it's a 2014) have poorly or not sealed vinyl.  My neighbors 2015 has the same problem (he did put seat covers on his). I'm sure Florida weather doesn't help either.  :o

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Re: vinyl mold protection Club Car
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2017, 09:08:39 AM »
I use awesome to clean my boat seats and then go over them with a good amount of GoJo hand soap. Still look like new at 10 years old.

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Re: vinyl mold protection Club Car
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2017, 09:15:40 AM »
Perhaps the material has some chemical additive that certain molds find hospitable. And once the mold spores get down in the pores of the material, continued warm moisture is gonna re-grow it. Bleach or peroxide or vinegar is about the only effective way to kill it off, and it takes more than just a wipe.  If that doesn't work, re-upholstering may be the only answer.

Faux-leather [vinyl] is made to be porous for comfort - it's hot and sticky to sit on otherwise (real leather is porous too). Remember those clear vinyl seat covers from the 60's?
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