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Can I restore or recolor boat upholstery?

Rub ‘n Restore® is an anti-UV coating that conditions, recolors and protects marine vinyl and boat upholstery. Think of it like pigmented Aerospace 303® on steroids. It’s easily applied with a sponge and can also conceal mold/mildew stains. 

Please read more about pre-treating mildew.

This boat upholstery was damaged by an abrasive bleach cleaner but was refinished with Rub ‘n Restore®.

Because Rub ‘n Restore® is a water-based product, sealing with Clear Prep+Finish™ is recommended, and the new finish must thoroughly cure before exposure to water or wet towels, bathing suits, bodies, etc. Please read about cure time. If prematurely exposed to water, the worst that will happen is a slight spot or discoloration of the area. It may disappear as it dries. If it doesn’t, simply touch-up that spot and allow sufficient time to cure.

Marine vinyls may need to be touched up more often because of their frequent interaction with water and chemicals found in most sunscreens. For this reason, dramatic color changes are discouraged. 

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