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Old 10-01-2017, 08:47 AM
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Default Getting Tree/Leaf Stains off boat?

I'm trying to recover from IRMA. Guess I should be glad (I am) it is still in one piece, but my baby is a mess. Got tree and leaf and whatever stains all over her, head to toe. The boat is a cream color fiberglass painted with Imron. I tried OrPine wash and wax - it did nothing. I do have some White Knight Stain Remover, but my boat needs inside totally cleaned. The White Knight route may be only option.

But does anyone else know a stain remover a little easier to apply over large area I can try? thanks
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Clorox
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Clorox
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Wet it, sprinkle barkeepers friend around and lightly spread with a deck brush, rinse then wash. Oxalic acid is the key. Also other cleaners like starbrite that have it and work.
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Put bleach in a pump sprayer. Spray on and use a deck brush to spread around. 2 minutes stains gone. Spray off with hose and yoy will be happy again.
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Clorox Bleach laundry spray stain remover works great!
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well i tried the Clean-up + beach, worked great. Leads me to believe bleach in a spray bottle would be just as good.
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Yup. That's what I use. Best stuff ever.
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http://www.bonami.com/

Best stuff ever. Doesn't scratch, cleans like old fashioned Ajax.
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Originally Posted by splais View Post
I'm trying to recover from IRMA. Guess I should be glad (I am) it is still in one piece, but my baby is a mess. Got tree and leaf and whatever stains all over her, head to toe. The boat is a cream color fiberglass painted with Imron. I tried OrPine wash and wax - it did nothing. I do have some White Knight Stain Remover, but my boat needs inside totally cleaned. The White Knight route may be only option.

But does anyone else know a stain remover a little easier to apply over large area I can try? thanks
Another IRMA survivor here and I also used bleach and toilet bowl cleaner. Worked good.
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Magic eraser works well too
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well i tried the Clean-up + beach, worked great. Leads me to believe bleach in a spray bottle would be just as good.
Combo of the caustic ingredients and the bleach together. Works better on organic stains then just bleach. Works just as good on dried blood.
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Magic erasers work well but be very careful it's actually taking a very thin layer of your surface off.

The sun will fade the stains over time but try this stuff it works well.
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Don't know about some of the stuff mentioned, but the Clorox Clean-up+bleach cost $2.88 a bottle. One bottle did the entire interior of my 25' boot and only took about an hour. I had organic stains over nearly every inch. Squirted the stuff all over everything, scrubbed with a long handled brush and let sit for a bit and rinsed off. It came out sparkling and areas got clean I never thought would.
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I also get oak pieces and other leaves that leave a nice brown acidic stain. Only thing that works is bleach. I scrub on deck and let sit for a 2-3 minutes, looks brand new again. Some people say don't use bleach but frankly I have tried other products and they just simply do not work to the same level.
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Originally Posted by splais View Post
Don't know about some of the stuff mentioned, but the Clorox Clean-up+bleach cost $2.88 a bottle. One bottle did the entire interior of my 25' boot and only took about an hour. I had organic stains over nearly every inch. Squirted the stuff all over everything, scrubbed with a long handled brush and let sit for a bit and rinsed off. It came out sparkling and areas got clean I never thought would.
You probably need to wax now, right? Does the bleach remove protective wax?
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The crappy thing is I had just paid $300 for a complete detail just 2 weeks before hurricane. Probably just go over her with a wash-n-wax product.
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You probably need to wax now, right? Does the bleach remove protective wax?
Bleach is about the worst thing in the world you can put on the inside of your boat BUT it is about the only thing that works on tree stains. I make sure I only do the spots that won't come up and immediately make sure you put woody wax down. Don't spray the entire inside of your boat unless you really don't care about it. It will eventually make everything chalky
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