TEMPRESS boat seats are built to withstand the environmental elements such as heat, cold, rain, and UV. People choose TEMPRESS because our seats are American-made, reliable, comfortable, and durable. As the season comes to a close we recommend that you review the following 4 tips for caring for your TEMPRESS boat seat. These tips will give you peace of mind that you are doing your best to protect your investment.
Winterizing Your Boat Seat
Below are 4 tips for caring for your seats in the winter.
Deep Clean Seats
We recommend wiping your seats down after every use to reduce build-up; but during the winter it’s time to give them a deep clean. Depending on how dirty your seats are, a simple 1:1 mix of mild soap and water will do. Simply clean the seats with soap and water, rinse with clean water, and dry.
For tougher stains, you can use a concentrated cleaner like Formula 409® or Fantastik® to clean, rinse with water, and dry. Check out this link for a more detailed care guide provided by our vendor. Make sure to rinse off any cleaner you choose with water as the chemicals can cause severe damage when left on for long periods of time.
Check For Damage
After you have cleaned your seats, we recommend you take a minute to scan your seats for any tears in the material, blemishes on the sub-straights, and confirm that the mounting hardware is still locked in tight. Depending on the damage it might be time to replace your boat seats or just look to replace a specific part like a cushion, or a shell.
Dry Off Everything
Moisture can cause mildew and mold and that’s the last thing you want to deal with in the spring. Use a dry towel to wipe down all the seats after cleaning. If you plan on covering your boat for the winter then air dry your seats for 30 - 60 minutes before you place the cover on. This will help ensure that all the seams have a chance to dry out before they are locked away for the winter.
Cover Your Seats
We all know how important it is to cover your boat for the winter and for an extra layer of protection we recommend covering your seats as well. It is essential to have seat covers for those boat owners that keep their boats outside and turned over. The seat cover must fit snug over the main body of the seat to protect the upholstery from the elements and to also have an open area at the bottom to ensure air flow while being out of service.
We know you have numerous choices when it comes to choosing the right boat seat and then how to care for them. Thank you to those of you who are already TEMPRESS seat users. To see other tips and learn more about TEMPRESS, please visit our website at www.tempress.com.