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Black soled shoes - help!
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posted 11-17-2005 09:37 AM ET (US)
I just purchased my new 2006 Montauk and went fishing with two buddies who were wearing black soled water shoes. After the trip and washdown with Boatsoap, I was left with an entire topside of black shoe marks on the nonskid surface! I tried using Clorox Cleanup with bleach with out any degree of satisfaction. Any suggestions, did I make a mistage with the bleach on the Gel coat?
posted 11-17-2005 09:41 AM ET (US)
I have had very good luck removing black shoe marks with Soft Scrub. There is a new "gel" version which stays where you apply it and doesn't run so much. Also, Starbrite Non-Skid deck cleaner works very well.
posted 11-17-2005 09:58 AM ET (US)
This works for me:
posted 11-17-2005 11:25 AM ET (US)
I have been absolulty stunned with the results of using MR. Clean magic eraser. It is wierd, it will wipe away black sole marks instantly, but is lousy with dirt. It wiped an old sharpie mark away in seconds.It is a type of sponge that does not last long, about 4 bucks for 4. I love em!! My best find in years!
posted 11-17-2005 11:39 AM ET (US)
Mudkap 1 , For next time tell them no hard shoes. I allways tell them they will float better with tenny runners on when they fall over. High Sierra
posted 11-17-2005 01:50 PM ET (US)
Certainly! Next time on the boat, they won't be leaving without scrubbing, better yet, light shoe bottoms or no shoes at all!
posted 11-17-2005 02:43 PM ET (US)
Boston Whaler, as inept as some here seem to think when it comes to their maintenance section of whaler.com., says not to use chlorine bleach containing products, nor cleanser abrasive cleaning products like Softscrub, on the gelcoat and non-skid areas.
posted 11-17-2005 02:44 PM ET (US)
I have tried numerous products to remove the same type of stains including Barkeeper's Friend, Simple Green, Mary Kate Non-Skid Deck Cleaner, West Marine Boat Soap, generic powdered oxygen bleach mixed with water, and Starbrite Non-Skid Deck Cleaner. Starbrite Non-Skid Deck Cleaner is far and away the best of the bunch. I don't waste my time with anything else anymore.
posted 11-17-2005 03:16 PM ET (US)
posted 11-17-2005 09:23 PM ET (US)
I have had that problem in the past.
Not the steadfast rule is:BOAT SHOES OR NO SHOES!!!
I keep a clean pair of topsiders on the boat.
The absolute best cleaner for taking out the scuff marks in my opinion is to use a pressure washer that has soap injection. That really cleaned the scuff marks on my old montauk.
If you don't have one, borrow one. It will do the trick.
posted 11-17-2005 09:29 PM ET (US)
Had a week's worth of black marks from this spring's smallmouth trip. (won't happen again!!) After much elbow grease with Starbrite etc still visible marks. Got out the pressure washer & Starbrite... Gone...
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posted 11-18-2005 09:30 AM ET (US)
I had this problem with my Montauk.
FWIW consider dri-dek flooring. Here is my thread on the install.
I never had to worry about peoples shoes again.
posted 11-21-2005 08:45 AM ET (US)
I invited my buddy's father out for a day fishing trip and he wore black shoes. I knew i wasin for it immediately but he is a sweet man and has been very hospitible to me so i decided to keep my comments to myself and not make him feel uncomfortable.
Well the whole deck was black at the end of the day and i used starbright and the magic eraser initially. They worked ok on the surface of the non skid but in the recesses they were useless.
I had to go crazy with my pressure washer using a few starbright treatments and i was able to get it off...but it took many passes and soakings.
I am interested in that product mentioned in the previous post. Anyone else have any experience with it?
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