Swim Platform Mat Care
Mat General Cleaning
Regular cleaning can be accomplished by simply washing the mats with mild soap and water and a medium to stiff bristled brush. Boat washing soap or other mild detergent, water and a hose works well. Although the swim platform mat is stain resistant, certain things, such as food, wine, fish blood or grease, may stain the mats if they are left in contact for an extended period of time. It is always best to clean or rinse away any spills as soon as possible. Work the cleaner into the stain with a stiff bristle brush, brushing with the grain texture, and rinse with a hose to finish.
- Simple Green®
- Soft Scrub®
- Formula 409®
Things to avoid:
- Any acid-based cleaners like FSR
- Sharp objects such as knives or tools dragged across the surface
- Pressure washing due to the risk of shredding or cutting the mats
- Extended contact with petroleum based products. This can cause a stain that may not be able to be removed.
The swim platform mat is very resistant to most weather conditions including sun and rain. It is, however, best to keep your boat, kayak or other vehicle covered or stored indoors to extend the life of your mats. It should be treated the same way you would treat vinyl marine seats or carpet in a boat. Excessive exposure to sunlight will decrease the life of the mats and result in fading.
The swim platform mat foam has a memory. If you notice an indent in the mats when you remove your cover from the support pole or any other area where something with some weight has been sitting for an extended period, that mat will rebound over a short period of time back to its original shape.