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Old 01-05-2011, 07:05   #16
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Re: Cleaning Skuff Marks and Stains from Deck

In my owners manual it actually says on gelcoat to use acetone, then finish with soap and water. It really works well but not sure I like using petro chems. Don't get any on plastic parts like window frames etc.
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I've used a 50/50 bleach and white vinigar mix to do whole decks...
do it at a time when the suns not gonna dry it real fast then hose down really well with fresh water... mop it down with wax after...
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Re: Cleaning Skuff Marks and Stains from Deck

I use Turtle Wax Chrome Polish and Cleaner for everything. It will clean the black marks, rust, etc, and leave it polished when you are done. That means no dull spots. Less than $3 a bottle at Walmart or K-Mart or auto parts stores. I have 4 bottles on my boat just so I don't run out here in the BVI. It works MUCH better than the stuff in the marine stores at $15 a bottle.
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That's vary smart
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Re: Cleaning Skuff Marks and Stains from Deck

We use turps and acetone. Each cleans something. Afterwards we just splash with detergent and water and she looks as good as new.

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BTW for rust marks we use special rust remover for gelcoat, off the shelf things prove too strong.

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Re: Cleaning Skuff Marks and Stains from Deck

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Re: Cleaning Skuff Marks and Stains from Deck

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has anyone tried that magic eraser on boat surfaces?

I used to love that product for my aquarium... micro abrasion... took the algae right off and got into all the corners real easily...

cheap and disposable
I have used magic eraser. Works good on smooth surfaces. I think the non skid ( at least mine) would shred the magic eraser. I like using a pressure washer while at the dock. No cleaner needed.
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Re: Cleaning Skuff Marks and Stains from Deck

For scuff marks on gelcoat, I have to agree -- acetone. It probably depends on what did the scuffing, but it works for me. It's supposed to be less toxic than, say, benzene, but I still wouldn't drink the stuff.
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