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Boats require some special voodoo to clean and maintain. There's a specific spray/wax/sealer/polish/treatment made for every different part of a boat. Everyone has a different means or method to cleaning and often products not even intended for boat/marine use work the best.

Before I buy things I usually pour over the internet for hours finding "the" product to use. I end up finding extreme negative and positive reviews for the same product, then make a judgment call on something and end up totally disappointed.

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Mold Armor instant mold and mildew stain remover



This stuff is bottled magic. Literally spray it on and that's it. Mold stains GONE. Works great at home in the shower too. Beware as it does contain bleach and will damage things bleach would damage. used it on my boat headliner extensively with good results. There are a couple spots it did make the fabric brittle though. Mind you this is a 23yr old boat and original fabric.
 

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Goof Off. Another container of magic. I don't use it all the time, but it takes off nearly any substance that isn't bonded to whatever surface. Food/drink spills, greasy handprints, general tough schmoo removal. I use simple green for regular gentle cleaning needs.

edit: recently cleaned off the grime frommmy boat fenders with just a rag and a few spritzes of this stuff. Comes right off.
 

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Soft Scrub with Bleach. Excellent non-skid cleaner. Wet down the non skid lightly, scrub in some soft scrub with brush, let it sit 5 minutes, rinse off.
 

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Vinyl seats I use 409 and a scrub brush and rag, hard water spots on stainless toilet bowl cleaner just the cheap stuff with muratic acid in it, wipe off with wet rag or rinse and wipe off only thing that works on through hull exhaust tips, vinegar and water to wipe down the gel coat between use if you keep a lot of wax on the boat, if you don't wax a lot quick detailed but it doesn't work as well on water spots
 

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I don't have experience with other products for gelcoat but have been happy with this combo so far. I picked up 32oz bottles of each so they've lasted a while.

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Meguires cleaner wax works pretty good on light oxidation I always put it on with an orbital, flagship is good shit
 

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Dow Corning 795. This stuff is better than any marine specific sealent out there at half the cost. Use it anywhere you'd use silicone. Stays flexible and bonds to damn near anything. About $10/tube

 

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Mold Armor instant mold and mildew stain remover



This stuff is bottled magic. Literally spray it on and that's it. Mold stains GONE. Works great at home in the shower too. Beware as it does contain bleach and will damage things bleach would damage. used it on my boat headliner extensively with good results. There are a couple spots it did make the fabric brittle though. Mind you this is a 23yr old boat and original fabric.
I usually get some mold on my siding and shed after every winter. Usually comes off with a powerwash. Tried this shit and it makes it look brand new again. I wish I took some before and after. Swingin hard from this shit.
 

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If Simple Green won't work, this is my go to non-skid cleaner: https://www.amazon.com/Star-brite-Non-Skid-Deck-Cleaner/dp/B00U2JBGMU

I've used Meguiars Vinyl cleaner for many years and it's great at cleaning and protecting:
https://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-M5716-Marine-Cleaner-Protectant/dp/B0000AY4YJ

I use Meguiars Marine polishes and wax. Also, I keep a bottle of 50 water/50 White Vinegar to remove hard water spots.
I've used that stuff before but its super expensive. Probably costs me $3 to clean just my swim platform. I usually use that 2X per year on the bow. Not sure if I am using 2 much or what but the $19.99 bottles do not last long. I wash the boat 1-3 times per week and it really never gets dirty enough to need more than soap and water in most spots.
 

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Just buy an open array radar and leave it running all the time, mount some chains to it road rash style
 

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Anyone have any recommendation to kill spiders or keep them away?
 

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Anyone have any recommendation to kill spiders or keep them away?
I buy foundation spray for around the house and spray my dock, technically not supposed to use around water but just don't spray it into the water
 

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[MENTION=16]PANDA[/MENTION] should totally get a green laser for his geese friends
 

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I buy foundation spray for around the house and spray my dock, technically not supposed to use around water but just don't spray it into the water
foundation spray?
 

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foundation spray?

I buy this stuff, I get the cheapest one with the shitty squeeze trigger sprayer then dump them into a 3 gallon garden sprayer I have, kills spiders on contact, I also use it around my house, you spray around the foundation that's why I call it foundation spray, I actually thought it was called that lol


 

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I buy this stuff, I get the cheapest one with the shitty squeeze trigger sprayer then dump them into a 3 gallon garden sprayer I have, kills spiders on contact, I also use it around my house, you spray around the foundation that's why I call it foundation spray, I actually thought it was called that lol


the biggest thing is to spray down your ropes, spray down lift and bunks ( as long as they dont go into water. What I have found works the best for spiders is small bags of moth balls under seat and in cabinets. Problem is that I freaking hate the smell of them damn things so I cannot use them very often. I spray down my pier, ropes and lower trim of my cover.
 

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the biggest thing is to spray down your ropes, spray down lift and bunks ( as long as they dont go into water. What I have found works the best for spiders is small bags of moth balls under seat and in cabinets. Problem is that I freaking hate the smell of them damn things so I cannot use them very often. I spray down my pier, ropes and lower trim of my cover.
I will give that a try. I don't have much of a spider problem downtown but at home my dock gets covered in spider webs by morning. I have to always go clean it off with a broom.
 

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