Homemade fiberglass boat cleaner

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Homemade fiberglass boat cleaner
Give your boat a shiny surface for a low price by using a homemade boat cleaner. (boat part image by Rainer Tagwercher from Fotolia.com)

There are various boat cleaners manufactured and sold commercially that can be used to get rid of tough stains or to give a glossy showroom shine to fibreglass surfaces. However, you can make your own effective boat cleaner as an alternative to the store-bought versions by using household items and ingredients. These cost-efficient cleaning solutions will not damage the protective gel coating on fibreglass boats and will leave boats sparkling.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Measuring cup
  • 3 buckets
  • Mixing stick
  • Ammonia
  • Isopropyl alcohol (70 per cent)
  • Cornstarch
  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Funnel
  • 3 plastic spray bottles
  • Clean rag

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Pour one pint of water into a clean bucket.

  2. 2

    Use a measuring cup to add one cup of 70 per cent isopropyl alcohol to the water.

  3. 3

    Add one tablespoon of ammonia.

  4. 4

    Mix the items thoroughly with a mixing stick.

  5. 5

    Use a funnel to pour the mixture into a plastic spray bottle.

  6. 6

    Spray the mixture onto the fibreglass boat and clean the boat with water and a clean rag.

  1. 1

    Mix two tablespoons of cornstarch with one gallon of warm water in a bucket.

  2. 2

    Add one half cup of ammonia and one half cup of white vinegar to the cornstarch and water.

  3. 3

    Mix the ingredients thoroughly until they have dissolved into the water.

  4. 4

    Use a funnel to pour the mixture into a plastic spray bottle (without spilling). Apply this mixture to the fibreglass boat surface and wipe off with a clean, damp rag for a showroom shine.

  1. 1

    Add one half cup of baking soda to one gallon of warm water in a bucket.

  2. 2

    Add one half cup of white vinegar to the mixture, as well as one cup of ammonia.

  3. 3

    Use a mixing stick to mix the ingredients thoroughly.

  4. 4

    Pour the mixture into a plastic spray bottle. Spray the boat cleaner on various boat surfaces, as well as fibreglass surfaces. Rinse with a clean, damp rag.

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