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Cleaning PVC Winch Handle Holders

Anyone have any tips on cleaning PVC winch handle holders or vent cowls?

I've got a lotta oxidation and some scuffing.

Thanks for the help.
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Anyone have any tips on cleaning PVC winch handle holders or vent cowls?
I used fender cleaner on a pretty nasty looking cowl and it came out looking almost like new.
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Re: Cleaning PVC Winch Handle Holders

I use "Soft Scrubb" This product will remove just about any Stain, Dirt or Residue and not harm the surface. Wash down with water after a good scrubbing with a wet rag and go about your business.
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Interlux 202 Fiberglass Cleaner Solvent will take up nearly anything...but be careful with the stuff.
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Mr Clean Magic Eraser, job done.
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Mr Clean Magic Eraser, job done.
My wife did that, blew me away how will it did
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Paint brush & roller cleaner from Ace Hardware. Easiest stuff to use for that and fenders, better than acetone or any marine overpriced product.
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Re: Cleaning PVC Winch Handle Holders

If they're really bad use MEK solvent (Methyl Ethyl Ketone). It is nasty stuff - kind of ammoniac and extremely volatile. It is so strong it will actually soften the PVC or vinyl for a short time - you can actually smooth out minor scuffs & dings.

After the piece re-hardens, wipe it with Armor All or similar.

You will be amazed. It's the ONLY thing to use on old, scuffed up, vinyl rub rail inserts. They come out looking near new.
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Re: Cleaning PVC Winch Handle Holders

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if they're really bad use mek solvent (methyl ethyl ketone). It is nasty stuff - kind of ammoniac and extremely volatile. It is so strong it will actually soften the pvc or vinyl for a short time - you can actually smooth out minor scuffs & dings.

After the piece re-hardens, wipe it with armor all or similar.

You will be amazed. It's the only thing to use on old, scuffed up, vinyl rub rail inserts. They come out looking near new.

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