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My interior saloon cushions smell of mold, mildew and god knows what. I am thinking of soaking them in a mild (10%) bleech sloution to get the stink out. Can anyone think of a better way??
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Yes, take the cushions and spray them with KO. Saturate them so that the KO penetrates to the center of the foam, if it is open cell foam. KO will kill the bacteria, mold, mildew and other biologicals that are making the cushions stink. Then leave them out in the sun to dry.

This is per Peggie Hall's instructions, and she really is a good source for controlling odors on a boat.

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do they make a roll-on or stick?

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Sorry, with your BO problems, even KO isn't going to be effective...
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What the *** is KO. I think I need an acronim lesson. I don,t text, tweet or whatever.....I have issues with the computer. Showing my age I guess...They have this type of communication called the Kings English, just when I thouht I had it mastered they invented new shi*.....Anyhow is this KO like say Fabrize spray? Red

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Well now I feel foolish, just ckicked on KO......

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I am planning to rent a steam cleaner to clean all my cushions with... But also I highly recommend purchasing an ozone generator. Ozone Is incredible in it's ability to remove odours on boats. Once you've cleaned all your cushions and cleaned the interior of your boat with a mild bleach solution, run the ozonator overnight (when you're not in the boat, ozone is bad for you to breath) and you won't believe the difference. Ozone also kills hidden mold and mildew on contact where other cleaners can't reach.
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Umm...there is a reason I made it a link...
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I'd point out that most ozone generators that are sufficient to kill mold and mildew spores and destroy the odors aboard your boat, are also strong enough to damage plastic and rubber compounds that make up your boat. Ozone is highly destructive and not too healthy for humans either.


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I am planning to rent a steam cleaner to clean all my cushions with... But also I highly recommend purchasing an ozone generator. Ozone Is incredible in it's ability to remove odours on boats. Once you've cleaned all your cushions and cleaned the interior of your boat with a mild bleach solution, run the ozonator overnight (when you're not in the boat, ozone is bad for you to breath) and you won't believe the difference. Ozone also kills hidden mold and mildew on contact where other cleaners can't reach.

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