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critch22 posted 07-21-2003 10:53 AM ET (US)   Profile for critch22   Send Email to critch22  
Does anyone have a secret method to prevention and/or cleaning the non-skid deck surfaces? I am having trouble with blood (fish blood) and asphalt tar from the ramp parking lot.
ratherwhalering posted 07-21-2003 12:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
I've used a variety of cleaners, such as "goo-off" "simple Green" "bartenders friend" and "on/off" to clean the surface of the nonskid. I do not use "orange clean" or other citrus cleaners because it does trippy things to light colored plastic, like the rub rail trim. Once the surface is clean, I use 3m "color restorer" with a SOFT bristle brush, with a top coat of teflon wax, again with the brush. The non-skid is a little slippery for a few days, but as the wax wears out on the top of the non-skid, it grips again. The main benefit is that it looks great, and resists new stains, especially blood. The stains that do get through are easier to clean.
whalernut posted 07-21-2003 08:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
I reccomend Starbrite Non-Skid Deck cleaner, it works really well. One/Half bottle got my floo I would say over 70-80% clean, and it had some ground in dirt, I am really impressed with this product :) Jack.
LabRtvr posted 07-21-2003 09:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for LabRtvr    
I second the Starbright Non-Skid cleaner--its a third of the price of 3M's version at WalMart and I think it works better! Real tough spots I use Spic&Span.

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