Cleaning fibreglass deck advice

Hi guys,

Chasing some advice regarding cleaning the fibreglass deck on my boat.

Usually I just scrub with a stiff bristled brush and some hot soapy water but the Pilbara takes it's toll over time and I'm getting a few stains pop up.

Eventually I'm going to get Deck Armour so I'm not massively concerned but would like to be able to get it to come up a bit nicer so satisfy my OCD haha.

 

Cheers

Jay


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Domestos is your friend

Mon, 2019-01-14 08:12

 Put it on the stains with a little water, brush in,then come back in a while and scrub off.

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Sorry to hijack the thread

Mon, 2019-01-14 08:46

Sorry to hijack the thread but can anyone suggest the best product to remove brown stains from sitting in the estuary for a week? 

I'm looking at this but it's not cheap.

www.whitworths.com.au/starbrite-instant-hull-cleaner-950ml

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 Try truckwash. I have found

Mon, 2019-01-14 09:13

 Try truckwash. I have found it Gets rid of most stains. 

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Hull Cleaner and stain remover

Mon, 2019-01-14 09:21

 I use Hull cleaner and stain remover by Septone.

 

https://www.whitworths.com.au/septone-hull-cleaner-stain-remover-1l

 

You don't use that much and should last a  while

 

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 Use Peter G's Kleen-A-Hull.

Mon, 2019-01-14 10:58

 Use Peter G's Kleen-A-Hull. You can get it from Whitworths and most boating shops. We spend a week each Christmas on the canals in Mandurah and my boat allways gets a yellow stain. I use a dust pan broom and brush the Kleen-A-Hull on, leave for about 5 minutes then hose it off. The boat comes up like brand new with no scrubbing or hard work. Its brilliant stuff.

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"No scrubbing or hard work".

Mon, 2019-01-14 11:18

"No scrubbing or hard work". Music to my ears, cheers bud

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 Just dont get it in your

Mon, 2019-01-14 12:27

 Just dont get it in your eyes......it stings like hell!!!

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Acid

Mon, 2019-01-14 13:08

 It's just Phosphoric Acid theres a lot of rust removal products that have the exact same ingredients at Bunnings and the like and cheaper..

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 I use Starbrites DeckCleaner

Mon, 2019-01-14 14:48

 I use Starbrites DeckCleaner with good results. Wouldnt be surprised if its chemically similar to Domestos as it seems a bit bleachy!

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I used "Blitz " from septone

Mon, 2019-01-14 19:10

I used "Blitz " from septone a very stronger version of the deck clean and also cleaned up the galvanised trailer.

Did a marvellous job of de-oxidising the hull.

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Jiff and a stiff brush works

Mon, 2019-01-14 19:44

Jiff and a stiff brush works pretty good too. Once its clean Woody Wax will stop fish blood and other shit from sticking to the gel and make cleaning it easy as

Try not to get those strong hull cleaners on any metal especially ally trailers. Wet the trailer first and hose of any drips ASAP

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Jiff

Tue, 2019-01-15 07:28

Have also used Jiff to great effect. The Kleen-a-hull is perhaps a bit easier labour wise but I find it doesn't take out as much staining as Jiff does.

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jiff

Fri, 2019-01-18 17:08

 Jiff is a compulsory fibreglass boat addition up here works a treat even on rust stains 

Cant wait till winter then time for a good polish