OEM Cleaning

Below are direct cleaning instructions recommended by each product manufacturer:

Care & Cleaning


Stamoid

- Lay out the fabric on a flat area, Moisten the fabric with clear water. Add a solution of proper cleaning agent to the fabric, specifically APCO Vinyl Cleaner Plus or 303 Vinyl Cleaner.

- Brush the fabric using a soft bristle brush with feathered ends and allow the solution to do most of the work, Do Not grind the bristles into the fabric.

- Brush the fabric using a soft bristle brush with feathered ends and allow the solution to do most of the work, Do Not grind the bristles into the fabric.

- Rinse. Duplicate effort on second side. (A solution of 10% bleach can be brushed onto the fabric to kill any mildew spores that may have remained.)

- Rinse. Duplicate effort on second side. Goods should be hung to dry.

- Finally an application of APCO Vinyl Protectant or 303 Vinyl Protectant should be added to the surface after the 'post-wash' drying time.
 

About PVC and Top Coatings

An enlarged sideview of common vinyl fabric would show raw PVC (polyvinyl chloride) covered by a thin layer of plastic called the "topcoat". The topcoat is the part of the vinyl you can see and touch. To keep vinyl fabric soft and flexible, manufacturers add agents known as plasticizers to the raw PVC. A major function of the topcoat is to hold in these plasticizers, which otherwise would quickly evaporate.

If the topcoat is damaged or degraded, plasticizers begin to escape leading to embrittlement, cracking, and failure.Therefore, under no circumstances, should anyone use an abrasive cleaner or any cleaner with a solvent base. If you wouldn't use it on your cars painted surface, don't use it on Stamoid. Solvents and/or abrasives can destroy the protective topcoat.