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Old 30-12-2010, 06:32   #1
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Cleaning Scuff Marks and Stains from Deck

The deck of my boat has dark scuff marks and stains that I am having a great deal of trouble removing. I have tried the various boat soaps and washes in varying degrees of strength. I have swabbed and scrubbed to no avail. How did other successfully remove stains?

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Old 30-12-2010, 06:35   #2
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Is it on the non-skid?
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Is it on the non-skid?
Yes it is.

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Old 30-12-2010, 06:40   #4
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Try Simple Green and cloth + Elbow Grease. We've had good success with it on lighter scuffs. For heavier marks, if this doesn't work, a Magic Eraser will work BUT you need to test it in an inconspicuous place because it can remove paint. We've used the Magic Eraser with great success but you have to be very careful to only apply it to the scuff and not any of the surrounding area or you will remove deck paint.
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I use Softscrub and a stiff brush. Give it a try.
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Old 30-12-2010, 06:51   #6
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1st Use "Gumption" if its available in your location.
2nd. Ban all dark soled shoes from your boat

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Old 30-12-2010, 07:31   #7
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Try 3-M "Sharpshooter" or "Spray Nine". They are both teriffic cleaners.
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Most of your scuffs are provably feom shoes....Keens are good "regular" shoes that are non-marking.
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Here you go Paul. Photographic evidence of how awesome Mr. Clean is... Our Life with Ceol Mor: I Love Mr. Clean
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Spray 9 works great, all of the boat detailers here at our Marina use it...
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Oxyacylic sp? acid has worked for me in the past when softscrub won't do it.

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Old 30-12-2010, 17:38   #12
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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
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Re: Cleaning Skuff Marks and Stains from Deck

I know this is an old thread but try WD-40 on a rag to remove the scuff marks. Check it out.
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Re: Cleaning Skuff Marks and Stains from Deck

I woud also recommend a combination of a non-skip specific cleaner used with a high-pressue washed (something like a 110 bar). You will be surprised with the good results.
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Re: Cleaning Skuff Marks and Stains from Deck

If the cleaning products don't do the job then you will have to give the deck an acid bath. Let us know how they work out.
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