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|Author||Topic: nonskid cleaner|
posted 04-15-2002 08:35 PM ET (US)
Need to find good cleaner for non skid anybody use soft scrub or similar products? thanks cc
posted 04-15-2002 09:22 PM ET (US)
Softscrub and a stiff brush works for me.
posted 04-16-2002 01:43 PM ET (US)
While I was doing some buffing, it occured to me that what I really need is a random orbital mounted brush. That ought to get down into the non-skid crevices. Anyone ever seen one? Well, until I find one, its a stiff brush and softscrub for me too.
posted 04-16-2002 02:31 PM ET (US)
I am assuming you mean cleaning, rather than buffing & de-oxidizing. Softscub is an abrasive amd will damage and dull your non-skid. It is better to use a product like Starbrite's non-skid deck cleaner. Sometimes more than one non-abrasive cleaner are needed. Mineral spirits will remove tar & grease based marks, and Fantastic/409 will clean more stubborn dirt. Sudbury's non-abrasive HD Fiberglass cleaning powder (which I think is the same as oxalic acid-based Bar Keeper's Friend) will also get rid of any yellowing type stains. Bleach based products work extremely well, but I am told the bleach will also damage the gelcoat over time, like the Softscrub.
posted 04-16-2002 02:57 PM ET (US)
I stand corrected. Would you recommend anything different for the buffing and de-oxidizing stage.
posted 04-16-2002 03:05 PM ET (US)
I use West's Color Restorer, applied with a medium bristle brush, then hosed off, with a quick wipe down. Color Restorer doesn't have any wax or other protective residue, so I use spray on/wipe off turtle wax as a finish. (BTW I used to use "Dura Shine" but ran out.) Works great. For hard spots, try FSR before you apply the Color Restorer.
posted 04-16-2002 03:12 PM ET (US)
This is getting some positive attention lately.
I'm going to give it a try. Looks like it would make for easy clean-up of the non-skid.
posted 04-17-2002 07:52 PM ET (US)
Used bar keepers friend,Never heard of it before this thread, found it inthe hardware store. Worked perfectly then applied wax thanks for all the info. cc
posted 04-17-2002 07:59 PM ET (US)
West Marine Non Skid cleaner works great
posted 04-17-2002 08:38 PM ET (US)
I tried the woody-wax. Paid 46.00 for the kit that included shipping. It did a real nice job on the non-skid area and t-top metal. I though this was the greatest stuff. I was not impressed with it after the next trip out. I think the hype is greater than the product, it does not seem to hold up very well and the cleaning after a day out boating is just as much work if not more. I thought it would decrease the cleaning time. I still have fish blood and other whatever that was spilled to clean with elbow grease and light softscrub. I read a lot of hype about it and thought I would give it a try. What I did hear over and over was not to use too much and a lot goes a long way. Maybe I did not use enough! Chap- let me know how it works for you after a few trips out.
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