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    waht are you guys doing to the non skid surfaces to get them ready for the season ? Bow , swim platform? i used finessit and starbright on entire smooth surfaces of boat , i was thinking maybe just hand wax with the starbright ?

    #2
    Every detailer I've known refuses to put any kind of wax product on non skid surfaces. They will dry buff them to get them clean if needed.

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      #3
      Woodys has a liquid wax for non skid.

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        #4
        i used the non skid cleaner w ptef in past and left it, but i get oxidation and staining during the year. i think the starbright will be too slippery for the non skid , kind of defeating the purpose. Maybe just a straight wax to protect.

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          #5
          I use the starbrite non skid cleaner with peft, I think it works great, squirt it on, brush it around a little bit, let it sit a few minutes, scrub off, seems to work really good for me.

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            #6
            Scraping B wrote:
            i used the non skid cleaner w ptef in past and left it, but i get oxidation and staining during the year. i think the starbright will be too slippery for the non skid , kind of defeating the purpose. Maybe just a straight wax to protect.
            I wore a pair of Croc's out on our swimstep reeling in a salmon.. bout slid in the ocean.. even the non skid is slick with nothing on it.. good thing for rails or I would be crab bait..lol

            :hypnotysed:

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              #7
              If you mechanically buff nonskid enoigh it will eventually smooth it and it wont be non skid any more. I would say an occasional light buff might be ok. Every few years but washing it with a good cleaner and a stiff brush would generally be better.
              1989 Avanti 3450 Sunbridge
              twin 454's
              MV Mar-Y-Sol
              1979 Bayliner Conquest 3150 hardtop ocean express.
              Twin chevy 350's inboard
              Ben- Jamin
              spokane Washington

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                #8
                seaeagle2 wrote:
                I use the starbrite non skid cleaner with peft, I think it works great, squirt it on, brush it around a little bit, let it sit a few minutes, scrub off, seems to work really good for me.
                Nice I will have to try that product. The other thing a buddy swears by is Bon Ami.

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                  #9
                  x2 on the Starbright with Petf. Be carefully, it makes the deck slick as slime while applying and scrubbing, but is the best cleaning product I have found for non-skid surface. Then follow with woody wax.
                  Charles
                  '89 3870 M/Y
                  Located on Galveston Bay
                  Prior boat '85 300SB Sea Ray
                  Lost in Hurricane IKE

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                    #10
                    Bon Ami is really abrasive - it'll clean, but the small scratches it leaves behind will just collect more dirt quicker.

                    I use VIM - squirt it on, gently brush it in with the deck brush, go back to where you started and brush again - dirt gone.
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                    1989 Bayliner 3270

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                      #11
                      West Marine has a biodegradeable nonskid cleaner that I tried this spring it worked as good or better than the harsh chemicals of the other nonskid cleaners I have tried... I also like the woodys wax for nonskid....

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                        #12
                        lots of nods on the woody wax , interesting . Im always wondering as im using my harsh nonskid cleaner with the deck brush on a stick if the runoff is taking off the hard earned finish i put on the rest of the hull ? mmmmmmm

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