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Old 17-04-2008, 09:08   #1
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Enviro-Friendly Cleaning on board

I found this list online, not really sure the best place on the board for this thread, but it's sort of health related. Anyway it's interesting:

Task
Decks
1 part vinegar to 8 parts water

Fibreglass
Baking soda and salt (in wet paste)

Aluminium
1 tbsp. cream of tartar in 1/2 litre hot water

Brass
Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and salt solution

Chrome
Vinegar and salt solution

Chrome/metal
Polish with baby oil

Copper
Lemon juice and salt solution

Clear Plastic/glass
1 part vinegar to 2 parts water

Mildew
Vinegar and salt solution or tea tree oil

Wood (interior)
Polish with olive oil

Bleaching
Hydrogen peroxide bleach (NOT chlorine bleach)

Scouring
Baking soda and water paste

Hair
Baby shampoo
(phosphate-free & pH balanced)

Shower
Wet area & scour with baking soda

Toilet
Baking soda

Dishes
Use minimal amounts of dish soap.
Choose non-petroleum based soaps
(eg. Nature Clean)

Aprs cleaningè
1 part rum to 2 parts fruit juice
mix with ice.
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This is good to know: Our marina is supposed to be certified a "green marina".
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