the carpet to simulate foot pressure following a spill.
Stains were applied to a two-inch square section and
allowed to penetrate. Removal was performed after
two weeks. Carpets were tested for stain removal by
an independent laboratory. Stain removal was effec-
tive for the all the stains selected. Results are shown
in the table on the following page.
The appearance and longevity of the exterior
upholstery will be affected by water saturation.
Protect these items appropriately.
B. Exterior Carpets
E. Stain Removal Procedures
The removable exterior grade carpeting may be
periodically washed with mild laundry soaps or sham-
pooed, dried and reinstalled. It is 100% UV stabilized
Oleﬁn polypropylene ﬁber with rubber backing. See
Regular maintenance such as vacuuming, hosing
or washing should be performed. Most stains and
mildew are easily removed from carpet made with
Oleﬁn ﬁber using common household cleaners. Refer
to Table I. Oleﬁn™ ﬁber is so resistant to chemi cal
attack that Clorox™ bleach may be used to clean up
any mildew that may result from excessive wetness.
Prior to using any mild laundry soaps or carpet
shampoo, always conduct a color-fast test on
a small inconspicuous portion of carpet before
applying to entire carpet.
Code for stain removal procedure (See Table 1):
“A” Apply warm water and household detergent in
minimal amounts to stained area. Sponge or
scrape until stain is removed. Rinse with clean
DO NOT dry carpeting in an automatic dryer.
“B” Apply warm water and household detergent.
Work well into stained area then ﬂush with
Most stains should be easily removed however, if
the stain persists, the cleaning procedure should be
repeated to insure stain removal. Remember, the
sooner the stain removal process begins, the easier
the stain will be to remove.
Do not use dry cleaning solvents on carpet or
vinyl. Permanent damage to the ﬁber will
Figure N-10: Cockpit Lay-in Carpet
C. Cleaning and Maintenance
The following information should be useful in helping
you keep your carpet looking well maintained.
N - 3 REPLACEMENT UPHOLSTERY
Carpet made with Oleﬁn ﬁber possesses built-in
Should upholstery become severely soiled, torn, or
in some manner damaged, replacement upholstery
cushions are available. Larger upholstery items have
separate component parts for easier serviceability.
stain and soil release for easy, less costly mainte-
nance. Regular vacuuming and occasional sham-
pooing will help it stay attractive and serviceable.
D. Stain Removal Testing
Depending upon the year and model of the boat, most
upholstery parts can be obtained through your Four
Winns servicing dealer within a short period of time.
Even the most stubborn stains can be removed from
Oleﬁn ﬁber following the procedures outlined. Stains
were selected as being representative of spills com-
monly occurring on carpets. Stains were pressed into
Upholstery - Section N
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