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Boat Cleaning Tips
While many of us might have just put a shot of dish detergent in a bucket of water and gotten out the boat brush for a good scrub, that’s not the best way to keep your boat looking shiny and new. Years from now you’ll be glad you took a little extra time to purchase the right product for the job. You see, your dishes don’t come with waxes and protective coatings. But your boat does. To maintain those finishes over the long-haul, look for a product that’s made to specifically clean marine fiberglass.
While you’re at it, go ahead and invest in a marine-grade stainless steel cleaner. You’d be surprised how easy it is to remove those rust and water marks that diminish the shine.
Other cleaners you might want to keep on hand include proper cleaning products for your clear marine curtains. While the clear vinyl curtains keep you dry and protect you from the wind, it’s important to have a clear view when in use. Over time, prolonged exposure to salt residue will leave permanent marks. That’s why it’s important to properly clean the vinyl periodically and apply a light protective coating. Doing so will increase the life of your marine curtains. First and foremost be sure to rinse them with freshwater after exposure to saltwater.