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|Author||Topic: Deck cleaning|
posted 03-07-2001 10:35 PM ET (US)
I had a tough time cleaning up black shoe
marks from the non-skid.I finally tried some
deck cleaner from boatUS with good results.
Now I'm trying to clean some black stains
on the vinly cushoins.Someone leaned against
the spare tire before daylight while helping
to hookup the trailer.Later on they layed
against some vinly cushions.I'm going to try
some black streak remover.
posted 03-07-2001 11:16 PM ET (US)
3M makes a citrus cleaner in a spray can that is awsome. Test first and use carefully.
Sorry I don't remember the part #.
Be carefull with black streak remover on vinyl.
posted 03-08-2001 12:17 PM ET (US)
I am going to make a prediction. After you get your boat all cleaned up, you'll do the following.
posted 03-08-2001 01:54 PM ET (US)
Amen to the "No Black soles on Board" rule. I spent a tough couple of hours last fall with a toothbrush and Simple Green working to get the black marks off my brand new non-skid areas. All because my fishing buddy likes to wear Nike "all-terrain" hiking shoes...now I told him he has to keep a pair of boat shoes on board! ;-)
posted 03-08-2001 02:37 PM ET (US)
Non-marking and/or boat shoes only. No exceptions. Never had a problem with it, and never make an exception.
posted 03-08-2001 07:30 PM ET (US)
I wear whatever I have on at the time when fishing from my 73` `16 Currituck, she`s tough and can take it and she acctually loves to be treated a little rough! I even fish in the Fall with nee-high fishing boots,Whalers don`t like being babied.No Polo Shirts or Dockers for this kid, Wranglers and Pocket T-Shirts,Whalers love it. But I respect all you`re reasons behind the non-marking shoes and I also obey the Captains wishes when boarding their vessel! Regards-Jack Graner.
posted 03-08-2001 09:17 PM ET (US)
I agree with Jack.
I like my Montauk clean but I'm not a toothbrush person. When I spend a weekend fishing the last thing I want to do is a super clean when I am done, hit it with some boat soap and a quick rinse.
If I have to worry about making a black mark on the deck it detracts from what I bought the boat for, to use and enjoy and I do.
If I were on anyone elses boat I would go barefoot if required.
Everyone has their own priorities and more power to them. It would be pretty dull if we all thought alike.
posted 03-09-2001 08:14 AM ET (US)
I have been thinking about covering my deck with some kind of plastic grate that would add a little cushion maybe but would take the worry out of black marks. Anybody done that? What'd you use??
posted 03-09-2001 09:40 AM ET (US)
A Powerwasher will take them off real quick. About the only thing it has trouble with is iol or grease.
posted 03-09-2001 10:42 AM ET (US)
1/2 cup of dish washer soap in 2 gallons of warm water gets 90% of the rig really clean, cheap.
Bar Keeper's Friend: mildly abrasive powder w/oxalic acid for tough stains on hull, decks and SS. Leaves 'em mighty-white.
Bon Ami powder "hasn't scrathed yet!": very light abrasive, almost a rubbing compound for usual cleanup of scuffs and dried fish gore, especially on smooth fiberglass surfaces.
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