Friday, September 10, 2010

Remove Staining Produced by Spiders & Bird Poo

Lisa asked:
I am looking for a guaranteed product to remove staining produced by "spiders" and bird poo.
We have a 40’ Sundancer, and of course, it looks awful.
Which of your products would you recommend working the best!!!!???
Tired of scrubbing….

The products that you need for the deck of your boat are: Boat Clean Plus, Boat Scrub and Sure Step.

Wash the deck first with a 1:4 solution of Boat Clean Plus and water. Next deep clean and brighten it by scrubbing with Boat Scrub. Use a deck brush on the non-skid areas and a Marine Scrub Mitt on the smooth parts. Inspect the deck for any remaining stains and take them out with a 50/50 solution of Boat Clean Plus and Boat Scrub. Rinse and let dry. Your decks should be so clean that they will fluoresce.

Now you can apply Sure Step on the entire deck, the non-skid plus the shiny parts, with a sponge or sponge roller. When it dries to a haze, wipe off the haze with a terry towel or jewelers buffing wheel on a portable drill. After 24 hours apply a 2nd coat. The Sure Step will seal the pores to prevent dirt and stains from getting in and put a beautiful easy to maintain shine on the deck. This protective coating will resist the attachment of bird poop and spider droppings and make your decks much easier to keep clean. No more scrubbing. Just wash them with a mop and a weak solution of Boat Clean Plus and water (1:15 or 1:20)

Sure Step is pressure sensitive so although it is very slippery to light weights such as dirt, when you step on the deck, your weight creates pressure and the pressure changes the coefficient of friction and gives you grip. When the decks are wet the traction increases.

Sure Step lasts 3 to 6 months and usually re-application consists of washing with a 1:4 solution of Boat Clean Plus and re-application of the Sure Step. Coverage of Sure Step is 200 sq. ft. We suggest that you also apply a coat in the fall when you winterize your boat to prevent winter dirt from penetrating into the gelcoat, making spring preparation a whole lot easier.

This should eliminate the scrubbing and give you more time for boating.

Thanks for your question,

Captain Aurora

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