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Old 06-04-2002, 11:15 PM
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I am sure there have been quite a few threads about this subject in the past, but I can't seem to find anything yet, so I thought I would ask again. What is everybodys choices for interior leather, upholstery, carpet and accessories cleaners? Also, what does everybody use to both clean and protect the exterior of their boats including graphics?

I am having my boat worked on right now and I may have somebody detail it for me, but in case I choose to do it myself I'm looking for suggestions. If I do have someone else clean it what questions should I ask when looking for a quality job?

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Old 06-04-2002, 11:22 PM
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Vinyl: Simple Green and a cloth.
Carpet: Simple Green and a brush.
Bilge: Simple Green and hot water then go boating and let it slosh
Engine: Simple Green and hot water.
Washing boat: Simple Green and a sponge.
Dandruff: Ahhh...nevermind

I dilute it about half strength except for the bilge and engine cleaning where full power and hot water are the key.

As far as wax, Liquid Glass is great and lasts longer than anything I have tried.
 
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Old 06-04-2002, 11:52 PM
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Nothing cleans it like castrol super clean, but don't get it on plastic.Otto
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Intolerent, do you have stock in Simple green??

Fantastik works great on vinyl also.
Castrol SuperClean or Zep Orange Cleaner in the bilge
Resolve for the carpets
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No stock but I buy it in bulk at Sams club. DO NOT get Castrol Super Clean on aluminum. It will etch it.
 
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Do NOT use acetone, Whatever you do..
 
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Vinman,
You took the post right out my mouth, That man really believes in simple green!!
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THE best for cleaning exhaust residue from your chrome pipes and tips........Limeaway
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For wax I like Starbrite w/ teflon and for vinyl Starbrite vinyl cleaner /restorer.Any degreaser will work on the bilge and on the transom!
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I agree with Intolerant1 on everything but the washing part.
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