what is the latest greatest thoughts/products on cleaning a dirty old deck?

Discussion in 'Fiberglass/Wood/Gelcoat Repair' started by sadworld, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    I did although I did wax again quickly by hand afterwards since the mechanical buffing of the drill brush likely strips the surface. Starbrite black streak remover is pretty amazing stuff for those marks, too.
     
  2. M T Pockets

    M T Pockets New Member

    52
    May 9, 2013
    Chesapeake Bay
    48 Sundancer 2008, Raymarine E120 GPS/chartplotter/radar
    Cummins QSC 540
    Bought the carpet brushes and pro polish, wow, amazing results. Got deck and walk around done, need to do platform. Alot of work but really looks the best it ever has. Thanks for the tip!
     
  3. katricol

    katricol Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 4, 2008
    LONG ISLAND SOUND
    2000 540DA
    CAT 3196 660 HP
    Put woody wax on it now and those black spots won't come back
     
  4. Boat Guy

    Boat Guy Well-Known Member

    which polish?
     
  5. M T Pockets

    M T Pockets New Member

    52
    May 9, 2013
    Chesapeake Bay
    48 Sundancer 2008, Raymarine E120 GPS/chartplotter/radar
    Cummins QSC 540
    It was pro polish by shurhold. First time I used it and will use from now on.
     
  6. sadworld

    sadworld Member

    70
    Mar 30, 2016
    michigan
    1996 SeaRay Sundancer 270DA 1996
    MERCRUISER 7.4 BRAVO3 OUTDRIVE
    well, as an update i ended up going with the starbright non skid deck cleaner and used it according to directions as well as using the drill brushes. i was disappointed. some of it came off and was white but there is a lot of stains on my swim deck, that's where i started. 2 applications and still stained up. maybe i'll try some of the other suggestions here and hope they are a little more aggressive than the starbright. i feel like a grinding wheel is about the only thing thats gonna clean it up...
     
  7. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    450 Sundancer
    3126 Cat's
  8. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    I use Barkeepers Friend on my teak - it has a mild oxalic acid. When we came up Mobile Bay and the lower Tombigbee, the swim platform nonskid had yellowish brown stains from the water. Susan's go to cleaner is Spray 9 and it did nothing. Tried a little Barkeepers Friend and a brush and in a couple of strokes it looked good as new. Less than $2 at any store...
     
  9. sadworld

    sadworld Member

    70
    Mar 30, 2016
    michigan
    1996 SeaRay Sundancer 270DA 1996
    MERCRUISER 7.4 BRAVO3 OUTDRIVE
    Went in to west marine for something more heavy duty for the deep stains and he recommended 3m rubbing compound. Id like a second opinion on that...i told him it was for the stains in the nonskid and other products have not worked.
     

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