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Old 04-12-2010, 22:58   #1
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Cleaning Non-Skid Decks

My painted non slip decks are looking tired and dirty. The finish is Sterling linear polyurethane paint with anti-skid grit. The smooth surfaces still polish up okay. Can anyone tell me the best way of cleaning the non slip surfaces please? Thanks.

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I use a very stiff plastic-bristle brush and whatever general purpose cleaner I happen to have lying around, provided said cleaner isn't incompatible with my Interlux enamel. The all-purpose stuff sold by the gallon for cleaning bathrooms seems to work well; I'm too much of a cheapskate to buy soap at the boat store.
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west marines Spray Nine is incredible . I've used all the cleaners from home depot lowes etc and was ok. Then someone suggested I try this stuff and wow.It took grime off that i didnt think was there. Deck looked new again. Caution though extremely slippery to walk on. Of course I throw on some old socks and some music to clean my deck
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west marines Spray Nine is incredible ...
“Spray Nine” is widely available, beyond Marine chandlers.
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Have used Starbrite deck cleaner with ptef(protective coating?) to clean non skid...but anything else out there that will seal the aging porous non skid (not painted) that is not slippery?
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I use plain old SoftScrub and a soft deck brush. This way the paint does not get microscratches and hold even more dirt.

There is no sort of sealer that I know of that will hold up for very long.


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