Deck stain removal

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by keckers19, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. keckers19

    keckers19 Well-Known Member

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    What do you use and what's your method for removing stains from your skiff deck? I can't seem to get this Louisiana Mud stain off using Dawn or bleach.
     
  2. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    Soft scrub, or on/off
     

  3. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

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    Both soapy bleach brush down followed by soft scrub GEL for difficult spots----- final nuclear option" iron out" paste left to soak
     
  4. kyleh

    kyleh I Love slidin in the skinny!!!

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    Try Sno-bowl and add some bleach too... Beware it's strong if you breathe any in.. Let it sit for minute or so, scrub a little and rinse.. Good luck...
     
  5. Dadvocate

    Dadvocate If it ain't broke tweak it a little....

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    Bar Keepers Friend. Great on mineral and rust stains. Contains Oxcyllic acid great on fiberglass and stainless.
     
  6. TidewateR

    TidewateR will pole for food

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    I just used some Starbrite nonskid/deck cleaner, and it completely killed some stubborn stains that would not come off using simple green, bleach or magic eraser! I am pleased to no longer have to look at a soiled deck! I just applied some Woody wax and am waiting for it to dry...things are looking up!

    Btw, I did a forum search for Soft Scrub and there were some warnings about it being an abrasive and containing something that can harm your stainless steel FYI.
     
  7. keckers19

    keckers19 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. So far green and bleach has been working for me. Got some other stuff too but haven't tried it. Also just treated mine yesterday with woody's.
     
  8. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    This is BAD advice. This mixture will create chloramine gas. This gas is can kill you.

    Bar Keepers is a great cleaner.
     
  9. TidewateR

    TidewateR will pole for food

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    Awesome, glad you got it under control. Every time I come back from the marsh and am cleaning the boat, I wonder why any sane person would have WHITE decks down here ahhaha. Hopefully the woodies will make life easy. :D

    -Ducknut, Good to know! :eek: