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Old 05-22-2009, 07:07 PM   #81
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I'm surprised that with all the backyard chemists here, someone hasn't put his concoction into bottles and gotten rich with the profits.

Tell you what - how about something to replace gasoline or diesel fuel at a lower cost? Let's get busy on it.
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Old 05-22-2009, 07:26 PM   #82
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Bill,received my bottle today,One Word AWESOME! Works as advertised,and a little goes a long way.Thanks,i will be trying Salt OFF next.
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:35 PM   #83
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Bill, I recieved my bottle also today. Have not gotten a chance to use it but I appreciate it very much. I will post up my thoughts of it after I use it for the first time. Thanks again. Is there a way to leave a positive feedback for someone on here?
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:19 AM   #84
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Bill-
I just got my bottle as well. Thanks! I'll have six 11year olds on the boat for my daughter birthday today. So, it will be my guess that I'll be using it tomorrow to clean up the mess!
thanks again!
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:26 AM   #85
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Hmmm, how can we bottle little kids to do all the cleaning work???
note to self: call Kathy Lee Gifford.

Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:28 AM   #86
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The starbrite stuff is great. WM had it one sale a few weeks back for $4.99/bottle--I stocked up.
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:28 AM   #87
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by the way, this offer is CLOSED. I sent 35 bottles out (yes, I am such a douchebag that I did not stop at the 12 I originally offered, but kept going til I hit the 35 mark. How do I live with myself?)

We'll do more, but this one is closed, finito, defunct, deactivated, no mo, stop with the IMs, etc etc etc

Go have a weekend - I will be out on the boat as soon as I catch up on e-mails.
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Old 05-23-2009, 12:09 PM   #88
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by the way, this offer is CLOSED. I sent 35 bottles out (yes, I am such a douchebag that I did not stop at the 12 I originally offered, but kept going til I hit the 35 mark. How do I live with myself?)

We'll do more, but this one is closed, finito, defunct, deactivated, no mo, stop with the IMs, etc etc etc

Go have a weekend - I will be out on the boat as soon as I catch up on e-mails.
I guess that means No huh!
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Old 05-23-2009, 12:21 PM   #89
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sorry - I had to close it sometime.

We'll do more, so keep an eye open.
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:02 PM   #90
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Bill-
I got shut out so had to buy my own bottle. It worked very well- better than I had predicted. Excellent product-thanks.
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Old 05-23-2009, 02:19 PM   #91
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It also works on non-textured f/g and painted surfaces, vinyl and even on wheels to remove brake dust.

Plus, you don't have to "Thoroughly rinse decks with heavy spray of water to remove excess (slippery as crap) wax" or "Dry decks with cotton towels."

Spread it on a damp deck, leave it alone for a few minutes to let the chelating agents break the dirt loose from the deck, scrub lightly with a deck brush, rinse and you're good to go with a protective (non-slippery) PTEF barrier against stains, fish blood, UV rays, spilled soda, etc etc etc

The bottle isn't as pretty as Woody's, but it works great and is priced right.
Ever since Bill told me about useing Starbrite deck cleaner with PTFE a year or so agoon my Porshe wheels I hav been doing exactly that. It works great especially after a track day! Thanks Bill!
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Hmmm, how can we bottle little kids to do all the cleaning work???
note to self: call Kathy Lee Gifford.

Thanks for the feedback.
Now there's the real idea!

Well, as predicted the boat is a mess, but a good time was had by all. So I'm off to go tidy it up. I'll report back later on product performace.
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:39 AM   #93
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This is kinda my gripe with soft scrub. No matter how hard I try, I can't wash that chaulky residue off my hull when I do my Gunnel's with SoftScrub. It drives me crazy. I can only imagine that this residue is getting on everything, its just that I can see it on the hull.
This post just explained some chaulky residue on the inside of my boat---the people that "detailed" for me used Soft Scrub on the gunnels and it ran all down the insid eand left a mess.

The question---what did you do to get rid of the streaks? I've power washed and tried a few things to no avail ??
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:00 AM   #94
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You all got it wrong! 5 pages of wrong .
Simple boat soap and a quality soft deck brush will get a dirty deck as white as a babies axx. Soemtimes I use Starbrite deck cleaner if only attacking the deck, but usually I'm doing the whole boat and regular anybrand boatsoap works perfect. Remember to laugh at the person using the deck brush if they are trying to brush hard and aggressivly also. The soft deck brush is the key. Most will be too cheap to buy a nice professional soft deck brush. They work! They make life easy also.
If you have screwed up and used Softscrub to scratch the deck up (it contains grit and is basically sandpaper in a bottle) the soft brush will really impress you, as your deck will be a dirt trapper with all the sratches in it from the Softscrub.
If there are stains you musy now use your brain again, instead of getting out a scouring pad or something like that. Simply pour bleach on blood or leaf stains and watch it disappear with no work /scrubbing. Rust stains can be removed by simply pouring Rust Aid on and watching it disapear, again with no scrubbing. Make sure you rinse the chemicals off very good though.
I like to bleach and rust aid treat the deck first, then wash with the boatsoap and soft brush. It makes it harder to determine where the stains need the most action, doing it my way, but using the soap last kind of helps gaurantee a good flushing of the chemicals off the boat. Only use the chemicals when neccessary. use the deck brush all the time. It's too easy and works.
If you go into a decent marine store you will notice many don't even carry a single coarse deck brush. You see high priced soft brushes and scour and walk away. They are not ripping you off! They are trying to help you. Most run off to a marine outlet and buy a cheap harsh coarse brush for $10. You lost the battle!
Go get a soft brush and use whatever soap or deck treatment you please. That alone will impress you, and not scratch your deck (like Softscrub). Softscrub makes a deck look great for about a hour. A Softscrub treated deck will trap more dirt and look worse much faster than any other method. Softscrub should be one item that should be eliminated from boat cleanup completely IMO.
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I know a couple of people (who shall remain nameless for their own protection) who use Ajax to clean their boat fiberglass and non-skid surfaces.

I'm not going to get involved in mixing up cleaning cocktails to try to save a buck. Remember, you have to pay for these products also. Someone recommended Starbrite Non Skid Deck Cleaner to me several years ago and I've been using it ever since. Works for me and it's safe for my lungs and the boat.
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:41 PM   #96
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Soft scrub & Formula 88 degreaser a potent combo.
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Ever since Bill told me about useing Starbrite deck cleaner with PTFE a year or so agoon my Porshe wheels I hav been doing exactly that. It works great especially after a track day! Thanks Bill!

Mike,

Are these the new 997 turbo painted wheels?

Thx,

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Are these the new 997 turbo painted wheels?

Thx,

Mike
LOL, somehow you know me...do I know you? Yes I used them on my 07 that had turbo wheels. I know have a 09 Carrera S PDK with stock wheels. I also just got a set of CCW wheels in black for the track....Starbrite Deck Cleaner w/ PTFE works great on all of them including my other cars wheels too.
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:51 AM   #99
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My 2003 C2 has OEM lightweight 5-spoke wheels. They're pretty filthy right now, after a few roadtrips in the rain. They would make a great Before picture.
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I keep getting "Am I too late?" e-mails - Yes you are. this offer is CLOSED.
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