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Old 05-15-2009, 04:53 PM   #21
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Starbrite works for me. Good stuff.
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:50 PM   #22
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The boating aisles at the local Walmarts seem to have been taken over by Attwood. No more Starbrite or 3M products except Startron. Even 3M 5200 has been replaced by Attwood "7200".
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Old 05-15-2009, 07:11 PM   #23
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I use Starbrite and it works great. Soft Scrub is just abit to harsh for my liking. Plus with the starbrite stuff i just mix a bucket off it and I can use it on everything!

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Old 05-15-2009, 07:19 PM   #24
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THT? Sorry. Tell you what, to make up for that, I'll send a free bottle of our awesome deck cleaner to the first 9 people that respond. Glen gets bottle #1. Send me a PM with a shipping address.
No need to send me a free bottle. I know how good it is already! I wish Wally World still carried it though
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:16 PM   #25
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I have put Soft Scrub and Starbrite literally side by side. Soft Scrub did a noticably better.
i wonder if the soft scrub would damage the non-skid over time? It is harsh, abrasive stuff. Any thoughts?
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:24 PM   #26
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Starbrite non-skid cleaner with a little bar-keepers friend sprinkled on the deck, then dip my brush in the bucket full of soapy water and scrub. Good as new!!
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Go into the cupboard under sink and pull out the bleach, mix it with a little water put some old cloths on and grab the broom. Spread it over deck, go make a cup of coffee or tea a few biscuits and come back to it. Get the broom again and go over it quickly, pull these hose out and was it away. You end up with a nice new looking anti skid deck.

When ever we do a trip way up north we have red dirt called Pindan, its a super fine dust that finds its way into every thing and you can never get it out or off, once it mixes with water it turns into a mud or paste, the bleach does a awesome job.
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Old 05-15-2009, 11:20 PM   #28
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soft scrub will abrade non skid long term - use it for 3 years and see...
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Old 05-16-2009, 04:30 AM   #29
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I have used a lot of cleaners, the starbright is the best around, hands down.
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Go into the cupboard under sink and pull out the bleach, mix it with a little water put some old cloths on and grab the broom. Spread it over deck, go make a cup of coffee or tea a few biscuits and come back to it. Get the broom again and go over it quickly, pull these hose out and was it away. You end up with a nice new looking anti skid deck.

When ever we do a trip way up north we have red dirt called Pindan, its a super fine dust that finds its way into every thing and you can never get it out or off, once it mixes with water it turns into a mud or paste, the bleach does a awesome job.
Bleach does not clean anything. It whitens and dissinfects. Does your wife (or you for that matter) put only bleach in the washing machine when doing the laundry? No, you don't. You use detergent and possibly add bleach for whitening.

Bleach is good for killing mold and mildew and will help with lightening orgnic stains such as blood. For removing dirt, you need a product that loosens the dirt's hold on the surface. Soap, detergent, Starbrite, etc. I'm not a big believer in "miracle products", but Starbrite deck cleaner seems to beat soap hands down in my experience.

As for abrasives or harsh chemicals, I would only use them as a last resort. After multiple tries with Starbrite deck cleaner.

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I've been using Starbrite nonskid deck cleaner for cleaning the decks. For stuborn stains, I use barkeepers friend powder in the tough to clean spots first.
Me too
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Soft Scrub, Starbrite & Krazy Clen is great. ALso a 50/50 mix of bleach and water can not be beat.
But doesn't bleach damage the gelcoat over time?
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yeah, there is that ^. We actually make the bottles in-house, but we're not going to make them so thick they bounce, so be careful where you set it down.
Seriously, would you consider making the bottles with a contour like some of the spring water bottles and/or with a non-slip surface so they are easier to hold with wet hands?
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I agree with you there, that bottle is always sliping out of my hand also.
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I'll TRy it!!
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3 guesses who makes the Attwood products you see at Wal Mart....
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And no, we won't redesign the bottles.
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Bill,

How about the west marine brand?
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:18 AM   #39
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I just checked and I see 35 requests. Just a bit more than a dozen, but what the heck.

The offer is now CLOSED. Those who sent requests up this point in time (Sunday 12:17pm) will get a sample. Any requests after this point will not.
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Over time, bleach can damage f/g or painted surface. it can damage skin & eyes right away.
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