There has been an upholstery discoloration that has been plaguing the boating community for a long time. This pink discoloration as it turns out is actually due to bacteria that generate into and within vinyl seats and materials.
Doing a quick search through various personal watercraft forums and we can see that this problem is not only prominent on boats but personal watercraft owners have been frustrated with the same problem as well.
Traditionally there has never been a proper solution to removing these stains from white seats short of using harsh chemicals and solvents which can damage and do more harm than good. Well now there is a proper solution to getting rid of these nasty stains and turning your seats back to white again.
Gestalt Scientific has finally proven a solution that works. The idea is to use what they call a Halotron. It is basically a controlled narrow spectrum light device that aims at the stain. Along with a treatment agent applied to the vinyl, the light penetrates the fabric and removes the stains.
This device currently can only be used on white colored vinyl so if you have colored fabric, chances are it is either not a pink bacteria problem or this process simply will not work.
Since the original system uses a series of lights and treatment agents, you either must have all of the hardware which is not cheap or you must find a dealer who has this hardware and will simply charge you a service fee to remove your pesky stains.
Although we do not currently see anything listed on the Gestalt website stating so, there is apparently a new DIY home treatment solution being offered. This liquid solution could be a more cost-effective treatment method for those who may just have a small stain and don’t need to pay to visit an authorized dealer.