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cleaning life jackets

I have 3 new lifejackets that have a little black mildew staining on them after spending the winter under the v-berth this past winter. They are foam with a nylon skin. Any suggestions to remove these stains, I used bleach but did not make any difference.
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Just learn to love them. I'd personally not bleach my PFD but if you have and that didn't cut it nothing will.
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Bleach will destroy some of the fabric and stitching. Use a mild detergent, dry in open air and store in a cool, well ventilated pace.
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Nothing I know will take it out but I'll watch this thread to find out!
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Wet it for about 15 minutes, then try a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (or a generic version of). Wet the eraser first so that it is moderately soaked before using.
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thanks I'll give that a try,
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