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#10986228 - 07/19/15 12:12 AM Cleaning the boat
Aggie34 Offline
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Registered: 02/01/15
Posts: 175
Loc: Glen Rose
Was wondering what's the best way to clean and shine the boat and carpet? I usually use a wax/oxidizer cleaner on the hull and just regular dawn soap for the carpet. Really want to make it look good
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#10986280 - 07/19/15 05:36 AM Re: Cleaning the boat [Re: Aggie34]
Dayne Online   content
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Registered: 12/16/06
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If your boat isn't oxidized clean it up real good then put 3 coats of BTS on it.

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#10986378 - 07/19/15 07:19 AM Re: Cleaning the boat [Re: Aggie34]
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Registered: 03/06/14
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I never wipe my down after a weekend on the water. Before I go out, I'll give it good cleaning but I have a hard time time getting the old water spots off and with my boat being black it really shows water spots BAD! I was using a mix of vinegar and water and it did ok but still didn't look good. Then one day I mixed vinegar, water, and CLR. Water spots wiped right off and my boat looks like new. I borrowed a carpet machine with a hose attachment and cleaned the carpet. On my other boat, I cleaned it out, took it to a car wash and power sprayed the carpet. Let it sit out in the sun during the day to dry.
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#10986520 - 07/19/15 09:09 AM Re: Cleaning the boat [Re: Aggie34]
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Registered: 01/07/13
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Power spray the carpet at the car wash works good. Keep it waxed with a good marine wax. I use Meguiar's number 50 wax/cleaner. I would not recommend the use of vinegar of dish washing soap. Vinegar is a good cleaner but will strip off the wax, plus it is corrosive to steel. Dish washing soap will strip wax. Stick to a good car wash or marine soap or just go the car wash.

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#10986990 - 07/19/15 02:07 PM Re: Cleaning the boat [Re: Aggie34]
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 1993
Loc: Arlington
Dawn will remove wax. Used it to remove old layers of wax on cars before rewaxing. Use a milder soap for the carpet to protect your waxed paint. Spraying the carpet at a carwash just seemed to always give a problem getting all of the soap out. If I really wanted to clean the carpet, there are several small carpet cleaners out there, I'd invest in one of them. Get a wax system that has several layers if you want it to look tip top and a spray cleaner for removing spots and give it a deeper gloss in between.

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#10987775 - 07/19/15 09:36 PM Re: Cleaning the boat [Re: Aggie34]
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Walmart sells Hull cleaner. It's a liquid you just spray on, let sit five minutes and more or less just rinse off. I couldn't believe how well it worked on the fiberglass. Around $10. It even took off rust.
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