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mcmahojo posted 09-09-2009 01:32 PM ET (US)   Profile for mcmahojo   Send Email to mcmahojo  
When cleaning the boat from me, my children applied a wax to the matte finished part of the cowl. Any suggestions fro getting the wax off?
Feejer posted 09-09-2009 01:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
I used a very soft brush when I got wax on mine
glen e posted 09-09-2009 06:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for glen e  Send Email to glen e     
mineral spirits - not lacquer thinner but mineral spirits on the can label
wldrns1 posted 09-10-2009 08:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for wldrns1  Send Email to wldrns1     
Plain (no bleach) Softscrub and a stiff toothbrush or ant other fine stiff brush. Restore luster with Protectant 303. Be sure the surface is dry before applying 303 & wipe the 303 completely dry. You may want to Softscrub the entire surface to produce even results.
glen e posted 09-10-2009 12:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for glen e  Send Email to glen e     
I would not do that - softscrub is equivalent to 3600-4000 wet dry paper - just use a soft cloth and mineral spirits...no hassle and no abrasion...I've seen them both ways after 4 -5 years...
wldrns1 posted 09-10-2009 02:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for wldrns1  Send Email to wldrns1     
I agree Softscrub is mildly abrasive. I certainly would not use the product on something like plexiglass or at the very least, test a spot first.

I had a similar situation on the plastic, textured finish top of my 2008 Merc 60 engine cowl. Lots of wax splatter in the grooves from the Dealer Prep. I removed the top to keep the cleaner from washing down the painted lower section of the cowl. The Softscrub took the wax right off. Due to the textured finish, no scratches noted. When I can use it, its my go-to cleaner when nothing else works.

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