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Sheerline1
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Hi all, what would you recommend to clean the winter green slimy grotty stuff of are decks , and also what would you use to give a sparkle to gel,coat, thanks

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Hi. Do I assume by your username that you have a
Sheerline boat? If so, which model do you have?
we have owned a 950 Centre Cockpit and a 950 Aft
Cockpit so maybe I could answer your question.

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Welcome to the forum.

Starbrite sell a range of boat-cleaning products, some of which are said to be 'seasafe'. A jet spray is also useful, if you have one and are in a situation where one can be used. There are a variety of cream and hard wax polishes, as well as cutting/polishing compounds of various strengths, available. Recommendations would depend on how bad the condition of the decks/gelcoat is to start with.

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Jan-31-2018 @ 11:19 AM                           Permalink
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Thanks for reply’s , I own a sheer line  740 aft , apart from giving it a good scrub in spring , need something on a nice sunny day when I can spray on a nd polish of to shine,

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'Afternoon, Sheerline 1, and another welcome to the Forum  Smile

We have found this product to be a very good cleaner on GRP surfaces ( combined with the usual elbow grease ! ).

https://hughcrane.co.uk/hugh-crane-reach-88.html

Steve.

Edited due to wrong link.






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Steve’s (Mercator) recommendation most definitely seconded. The Hugh Crane product Reach 88 makes boat cleaning almost a pleasure.

Steve put me onto this back in 2016 and we’ve used it ever since. For more stubborn battle scars, there is a more aggressive cleaner called Acid Wash 80 (I think). As the name suggests, some degree of skin protection is wise when using it. Smile



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My top tip for always having a clean and shiny boat....




... a lovely husband with a bottle of something Dibs recommended , plus a lot of elbow grease and a desire for some peace from the wife  Playful Wink  

Karen

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Do any of the usual suspects stock the Reach88 on the shelf or does it have to be mail ordered?

Simo

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Sorry...no idea if there are stockists. We always get supplies direct from Hugh Crane near Acle. They do have a mail order service as far as I’m aware though. Reach 88 is around a tenner plus VAT if memory serves.

John

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'Morning, Simo ...

Hugh Crane do have another branch at Peterborough, but other than that they don't have any distributors or other stockists. So if you can't get to either branch then 'tis mail order I'm afraid.

Steve.




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