Vinyls shown in Champion Vinyl Card – VINYL SOLUTIONS III
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AUTION: Other cleaning methods are used at the facility’s own risk.
For cleaning, a soft white cloth is recommended: avoid use of paper towels.
General Cleaning: General Cleaning: Your Champion chairs are constructed of vinyl with protective finish, MORGUARD™. This finish resists staining materials. Staining materials can penetrate over time, so it is important to remove the spill as soon as possible after it occurs. Not only is the clean up easier, the possibility that the spill will penetrate the protective finish and become permanently set in the fabric is reduced. So for the best results, give spills immediate attention.
CAUTION: Some fabric dyes have the ability to create a permanent stain. To reduce the likelihood of a problem from this or any stain, clean as soon as noticed.
VINYL MANUFACTURER’S CLEANING RECOMMENDATIONS:
Follow these steps in order. If the stain is removed; stop the cleaning process at that point, after rinsing with clean water and drying the fabric.
- Remove excess spill with a damp cloth. Clean with a mild soap solution. Always rinse with clear water and dry with a clean cloth. Soap solution may be applied with a cloth or a soft bristle brush.
- For more stubborn stains, use a mild detergent such as Fantastik®, Formula 409®, or Mr. Clean® according to the manufacturer’s directions. Use a soft cloth or a soft bristle brush to apply the detergent, always rinse with clear water and dry with a clean cloth.WARNING: When solvent type cleaners are being used, care should be exercised. KEEP AWAY from fire or flame and use in a well ventilated area.
- If the stain persists, use full strength rubbing alcohol or mineral spirits cautiously. (This means trying the cleaner in a hidden area first). Work in a small area; apply the cleaner in a circular motion a few times, rinse with clear water and dry with a clean cloth. Examine the fabric for damage before using on the stain.Caution: Indiscriminate use of strong solvents can damage or discolor vinyl.
- Use a full strength application of lighter fluid (naphtha). Use a soft cotton cloth saturated with cleaning material. Rub the stain in circles 10 times, pat dry with a soft cloth and check results. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and pat the surface dry with a clean cloth.
- Use 1:1 mix of isopropyl alcohol and water. If stain persists, use straight alcohol. Rinse with clean water and pat surface dry with a clean cloth. If stains remain, use a 1:1 mix of acetone (nail polish remover) and water. Rinse clean and pat the surface dry with a clean cloth.
To disinfect a solution of up to 10% bleach and water solutions may be used. Information from the fabric manufacturer is meant to establish an upper limit beyond which damage might occur.
CAUTION: Powdered adhesives, abrasive cleaners, steel wool and industrial strengthcleaners are not recommended for MorCare vinyl. Any lacquer solvent will cause immediate damage to the vinyl. Wax should never be used, as it will cause embrittlement and cracking. Dilute chlorine beach: never use full strength on vinyl. Always rinse with clear water after using cleaning solutions.
Certain stains* may become permanent unless removed immediately. *Ball point ink – Use rubbing alcohol full strength on a soft cloth immediately to remove much of the stain.
WARNING: NEVER mix ammonia, or a cleaner with ammonia, with bleach as dangerous compounds may result.
WARNING: When solvent type cleaners are being used, care should be exercised. KEEP AWAY from fire or flame and use in a well ventilated area.
For these specific items the manufacture recommends:
*Blood – Use a clean cloth soaked in cold water to rub out spots. Use household ammonia, rinsing with clean wet cloth for persistent spots. Do not use hot water or soap suds this will set the stain.
*Shoe polish – Shoe polish will stain permanently. Use a cloth saturated with mineral spirits or kerosene rubbing lightly to remove residue. Rinse thoroughly with clean water. Do not smear stain beyond original source.
*Chewing gum – Rub with an ice cube then scrape off as much as possible with a dull knife. Use a cloth saturated with mineral spirits rubbing lightly to remove residue. Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
*Grease/Oil – Use a cloth saturated with mineral spirits rubbing lightly to remove residue. Do not smear stain beyond original source. Work from the outer edge toward the center of the stain. Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
*Lipstick – Use a cloth saturated with mineral spirits rubbing lightly to remove residue. Do not smear stain beyond original source. Work from the outer edge toward the center of the stain. Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
*Latex Paint – wipe off fresh paint, hot soapy water will usually remove dried latex paint.
*Vomit – Remove any residue then use a sponge or cloth saturated with soapy water with a dilute bleach solution. Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
*Urine – Remove any residue, then use soapy water with a small amount of household ammonia.
Rinse thoroughly with clean water.