I got a new outdoor patio table last month, and in less than a week, the
plastic/pvc ring lining the hole where the umbrella goes had discolored
from clear to yellow, and now it's brown, kind of the color of a glass
of coke with lots of melted ice in it.
I'd say "that's life," but one, I can't believe it happened so fast
(less than a week?), and two, it's a product designed for outdoor use -
can't believe it is that fussy about sun exposure.
Any suggestions? My first inclination was to remove the ring and scrub
it, but it can't figure out how to take it off. It lines the umbrella
hole, extending out across the top and bottom of the table surface for
about 1/2 an inch, and it seems to be one piece.
I really don't feel like returning the whole table because of a fast
degradation in what's probably a 69-cent part.