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Wash & wax non skid surfaces

Postby rippsaw » Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:13 pm

The deck surface on my 2014 Express Cruiser is about 90% molded non-skid.

I have been researching the "best" way to maintain this surface throughout the season (washing) as well as the best technique and wax to use. I used Starbrite deck cleaner on the bow and it worked good but here that this product will harm the gelcoat.

I heard good things about Propolish

Any thoughts on a good wash and wax for this surface?

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Re: Wash & wax non skid surfaces

Postby edickent » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:23 pm

I use Starbrite deck cleaner with PTEF; I've found it to do an okay job keeping future-stuff off, but not that great a job as a first-time cleaner. The instant deck cleaners and WoodyWax do a good job on the initial clean, but they create severe streaks on my (blue) hull and stainless rails. So, it's a pick-your-poison kind of thing. I'll use the harsher-stuff in dry-dock, because I can reach/clean/buff those streaks off the hull after I'm done with the deck, but I live with the results of only 1-or-2 Starbrite deck-cleanings a season (with at-least weekly boat-washes between).

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Re: Wash & wax non skid surfaces

Postby Cruisers4Ever » Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:26 am

Get a Shurhold polisher with the yellow soft bristle attachment and use their Pro Polish for waxing non skid. Go to Shurhold's website for info on all their products. I use them on my boat.
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Re: Wash & wax non skid surfaces

Postby rippsaw » Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:02 am

I was thinking about the Shurhold polisher and their brush that they advertised.

Thanks, I'm going to try them.
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Re: Wash & wax non skid surfaces

Postby Cruisers4Ever » Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:38 am

I like all their products, the videos on their website are really helpful too.
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Re: Wash & wax non skid surfaces

Postby JeffCooper » Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:21 pm

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