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Ed Stone posted 03-07-2001 10:35 PM ET (US)   Profile for Ed Stone   Send Email to Ed Stone  
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.
Ed Stone
Dick posted 03-07-2001 11:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
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.
Paint Legend posted 03-08-2001 12:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Paint Legend  Send Email to Paint Legend     

I am going to make a prediction. After you get your boat all cleaned up, you'll do the following.
* Non-marking or boat shoes only on board.
* Purchase of a spare tire cover.
I have been on freinds boats that only allow non-marking shoes. I wasn't offended and honored their wishes. It their boat not mine!

Good luck!

Ventura16 posted 03-08-2001 01:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ventura16  Send Email to Ventura16     
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 I told him he has to keep a pair of boat shoes on board! ;-)


hauptjm posted 03-08-2001 02:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
Non-marking and/or boat shoes only. No exceptions. Never had a problem with it, and never make an exception.
whalernut posted 03-08-2001 07:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
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.
Dick posted 03-08-2001 09:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
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.
Bill Davis posted 03-09-2001 08:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bill Davis  Send Email to Bill Davis     
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??
Tom Byrum posted 03-09-2001 09:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom Byrum  Send Email to Tom Byrum     
A Powerwasher will take them off real quick. About the only thing it has trouble with is iol or grease.
dreid posted 03-09-2001 10:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for dreid  Send Email to dreid     
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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