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TC posted 10-26-2000 10:00 PM ET (US)   Profile for TC   Send Email to TC  
Hello all. I have just broken the ice with posting on this forum recently after lurking for a while. I just bought my 2nd whaler, an 89 montauk, and although it is in very nice shape, it needs a good cleaning. It's not totally oxidized, just really dirty. What products would you all recommend to clean the hull inside and out, the upholstery and the teak trim. I can't tell you how much me and my family love this boat. And this site is great. Thanks Jim and thanks in advance to you all.
dfmcintyre posted 10-26-2000 10:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
TC -

The easiest way in my opinion to clean any anti-skid area is at the self serve car wash, if you don't have a power washer. I've found Comet will take out rust stains. For the rest of the hull, I've used car wash liquids, greasy areas around the motor, engine degreaser.

For the teak, get bronze, not steel wool (the wool leaves little pieces of itself, and by using steel, you will leave little bits that will rust), and some teak cleaner.... and alot of elbow grease!.

A good automotive upholstery cleaner has always worked for me.

Best - and welcome!

lhg posted 10-26-2000 10:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Further to what Don said, open up the Forum threads to a year, and hunt around. You'll find tons of maintenance info regarding your task. Also check out They have some of the same info.
sport15er posted 10-31-2000 04:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for sport15er  Send Email to sport15er     
A great cleaner for stainless steel is Barkeeper's Friend, guaranteed to make you shine!
Reliant posted 11-02-2000 11:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for Reliant  Send Email to Reliant     
To clean non-skid, I use Soft Scrub with bleach. I also use Soft scrub degreaser/oven cleaner to clean out greasy areas such as the engine well. I have found that The Works cleaner is good at getting calcification off of the outside of the hull.

Hope this helps,


dgp posted 11-02-2000 09:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
The BW website Maintenance section has many suggestions for boat care. CAUTION using cleansers containing bleach, it can discolor or stain the gel coat and can premature age vinyl. Fantastic and Wesley's Clear-Magic are all purpsose cleansers that do not contain bleach. Don

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