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Old 04-03-2019, 16:18   #1
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Cleaning Recommendations

Hi all,

Im currently living onboard a Bavaria 46. I bought her 2nd hand and she needs some ondeck cleaning TLC. Shes white GRP with teak cockpit.

I am looking to try get her decks back to new-ish. I have had some success with rush remover, boat wash and a degreaser.

However there are some stubborn marks (yellowish, orangish and black marks) on the non-slip deck that Im desperate to try remove.

Any recommendations?
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Old 04-03-2019, 18:11   #2
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Re: Cleaning Recommendations

Oxalis acid, 1 cup powder in 1 gal hot water. Spray it on with old winded bottle or garden sprayer, plastic.

Takes off rust, ICW mustache, and mold.

Let it sit 5 minutes and wash with a hose.


Sold diluted for $$$$ or for pennies as wood bleach at Ace or good paint shop.
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Old 04-03-2019, 18:15   #3
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Oxalic Acid, wood bleach, 3 year supply for 25 salt water boat, for about $10 at Amazon
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Old 05-03-2019, 15:21   #4
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Hi there, thanks a lot, so this works with GRP non-slip decks?
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Old 07-03-2019, 05:16   #5
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Yep. Oxalic acid also removes the brown sprinkler spray from your house.
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Re: Cleaning Recommendations

I mix oxalic acid and mild soap in hot water and apply with a soft brush. The brushing gets the dirt out of the pores. Rinse well after.
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After cleaning with oxalic acid, I would use Woody Wax on the non-skid to help keep it clean.
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I recommend Non-Skid Deck Cleaner of Star Brite, this stuff works absolutely fantastic on non skid decks. I use it every single time I take the boat out. The best way to apply it is by using a pump up sprayer so that it applies evenly around the entire deck like the one in the link below. You can lightly mist, this stuff is powerful!
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