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RioRaft posted 05-19-2004 10:09 PM ET (US)   Profile for RioRaft  
Sorry for the back to back post but I need to run one by the experts; unfortunately after the fact. Here is the deal. My neighbor stained his deck, didn't like the way it came out, went back to the paint store and they gave him a chemical to apply leave for a half an hour and power wash off. He power washed it off and the wind placed it directly on my 170 Montuuk. I had at least 100,000 little brown dots and splats on the console cover and all corners of the boat. The smooth surfaces came off with full strenth simple green and the non-skid surfaces required oxi clean, 2 tea spoons to a quart. I also needed a pot scrubber brush,(little round thing) to get into the grooves. I have since waxed the smooth surfaces and all looks well. The console cover is another subject, not yet clean. The basic question is, now that I've done, can I use these chemicals on the boat, on for future reference shpould I have used something else.

PS He's a good neighbor, just had a brain fart!

witsendfl posted 05-20-2004 10:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for witsendfl  Send Email to witsendfl     
ACETONE. on the GELCOAT only

witsendfl

Jim K

kamie posted 05-21-2004 01:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for kamie  Send Email to kamie     
RioRaft,

Both are fine to use. The oxi clean is more abrasive than the Simple Green so I wouldn't use it for general day to day cleaning, but you did what you had to do. Acetone is pretty hard on gelcoat and except for specific situations I wouldn't use it as a general cleaner.

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