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Old 04-11-2017, 10:12 PM
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Cheers guys/gals... What product have you found that is the best for cleaning stains left by leaves and other crap that has fallen off of trees onto the white fiberglass surfaces of my boat? The stuff I've used requires a TON of elbow grease, and I'm looking to use the least amount of that. What's the best stuff you've found? Discuss....
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starbrite ptef....
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Love this stuff doesn't scratch anything, does remove the wax though.

http://www.bonami.com/
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starbrite ptef.... Apply, let sit, wash off. Apply, let sit, wash off. Leaves a nonskid coating for easy clean up. Love this stuff!
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+1 on the Starbright for non-skid, Use a scrub brush mounted on a buffer for the stubborn stuff.
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Soft Scrub
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Magic eraser. Buy the generic ones off of Amazon - removes everything and deck looks brand new.
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I use starbrite ptef when it's just dirty, softscrub with bleach when it's stained, and I also compound and seal (like nufinish) the deck at times to help protect it and keep it cleaner longer.

I also use woody wax every couple of weeks to help keep it clean.

Magic Erasers are abrasive, so I'd suggest using with caution.
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I just learned about barkeepers friend 2 weeks ago on this site. I'm pretty impressed. I put woody's down afterwards and the leaves do not appear to be staining, at least not quickly.
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Another vote for StarBrite PTEF. Wet the deck, squirt it on, scrub, let sit for a few minutes, scrub again, and rinse.
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Originally Posted by SeaDawg95 View Post
Magic eraser. Buy the generic ones off of Amazon - removes everything and deck looks brand new.
I use to do that too but it acts like sandpaper and will eventually remove your nonskid. I'd use it sparingly.
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https://www.reliableproductsonline.com/

this stuff is amazing on boats, campers, houses. It gets those black streaks off the sides of your camper, boat, that don't seem to come off with anything else.

Magic eraser does work but takes gelcoat with it.
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Bar Keepers Friend here too. Does great work. Also use Tilex with bleach. I spray that down in the bilge and let sit for a few then rinse. Tilex and a brush works well on the monkey fur headliner in the cabin to remove mildew stains also.
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Starbrite nonskid deck cleaner
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Once you go pressure washer you will never go back.
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If it's really dirty and won't come off with soap I use roll off on the deck. Then starbrite deck cleaner for a layer of protection. Keeps clean for a while and if you want to go a step further apply a sealer/wax after it all drys.
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Pretty much same routine here as others have suggested:

1) Starbrite deck cleaner
2) Softscrub for tough stains
3) Periodic application of Woody Wax... almost everywhere
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Wash using MR Clean Magic Sponge Eraser will remove stains and film of dirt ,I then use Star Brite Ptef Marine Polish ,if you skip cleaning the polish cloth constantly full of dirt and you will leave a film of dirt which makes removing the polish more of a problem .

Magic Sponge buy a package as they will be break down but they do remove the dirt and stains and makes the next step much easier.

Star Brite deck cleaner works great on the deck never tried it on the Gel Coat .

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