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Seat cushion color change

One of the previous owners of my boat purchased a nice set of vinyl cockpit cushions, and since the boat was on the hard, the cushions where stored in the forward cabin. Thus the vinyl cushions are in like new condition...

The problem I have is they are a terrible color of light green, and do not match anything.

Is there a product I can us to stain, or paint these vinyl cushions?


Yes, I know Iím cheap.. But Iíve called around and the cheapest place is $450 for a new set, and Iíd rather use that money for other gear.

Many thanks
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Have you thought about slip covers ? Would be a lot cheaper if you have awny sewing skills.
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There are paints designed for use on fabric and vinyl. Call a local textiles store, and see what they can tell you.
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SD is correct - Dupli Color is one such mfg - have seen it used with success but do not know long-term results. It was deigned for automotive use. Probably will be easier to go darker rather than lighter.
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Fabric slip covers are inexpensive and make for a much more comfortable feel. Below is a snap of our boat with an old set of cockpit cushions on the foredeck covered with striped Sunbrella slip covers that we use on-deck for sun bathing when the yacht is anchored or moored.

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That is one sexy vessel HyLyte !
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That is one sexy vessel HyLyte !
Thanks. She's a lot like my wife: A little older than when I got her; but, Still good looking; and, As expensive as heck to maintain!

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Yeah, there are vinyl spray paints. A couple of "marine exterior" grade ones, designed to refresh white vinyl bumpers and dorade vents and such, and a wide range from Duplicolor that are designed for car INTERIORS which probably won't last very well when exposed to abrasion and UV outside a boat.

I'd also vote for slipcovers. Or just take them out at night. :-)
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