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Old 06-04-2013, 21:14   #1
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Cleaning agents

Any thoughts on effective cleaning products for my boat?

Specifically to clean the deck which is plastic...it has not been cleaned in years.


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Old 06-04-2013, 21:22   #2
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Any thoughts on effective cleaning products for my boat?

Specifically to clean the deck which is plastic...it has not been cleaned in years.


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Old 06-04-2013, 21:25   #3
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Old 06-04-2013, 21:39   #4
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Re: Cleaning agents

I buy a gallon of Simple Green and use it in various dilutions to clean things around the boat.
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Old 06-04-2013, 22:14   #5
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White Vinegar cleans a lot and keeps the head hose scale down.

Top side I like Roll Off (link below available at most marine stores in the US)

Roll Off
http://www.jamestowndistributors.com...ct.do?pid=2338

Lysol all purpose for galley counters

Murphy's oil soap for the wood sole.

Lemon oil for wood care

Strataglass cleaner for dodger (you may not have this)

If your hull needs TLC this is a great process:
Tips For A Great Buff / Wax (Long)

A good boat brush is highly recommended.

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Re: Cleaning agents

I use undiluted sugar soap, Ajax and Jiff and heaps of it.
I know there are some better products and would be interested to hear what they are. But these are cheap and they work, Could be a bit abrasive on a nice new Benny??
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I use undiluted sugar soap, Ajax and Jiff and heaps of it.
I know there are some better products and would be interested to hear what they are. But these are cheap and they work, Could be a bit abrasive on a nice new Benny??
Personally I wouldn't want this much grit in my scrubbing. I use Bar Keepers Friend once in a while but mostly baking soda. I recommend Roll Off highly if you can find it. I buy the gallon concentrate but you can buy a prepared bottle for about $10 US and I pay somewhere around $25 a gallon and less if you buy a case.

We are tied up next to a coal power plant that belches black soot regularly. I think I've tried just about every cleaner during this battle against soot.
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