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.
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Things you need
- Measuring cup
- 3 buckets
- Mixing stick
- Isopropyl alcohol (70 per cent)
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- 3 plastic spray bottles
- Clean rag
Pour one pint of water into a clean bucket.
Use a measuring cup to add one cup of 70 per cent isopropyl alcohol to the water.
Add one tablespoon of ammonia.
Mix the items thoroughly with a mixing stick.
Use a funnel to pour the mixture into a plastic spray bottle.
Spray the mixture onto the fibreglass boat and clean the boat with water and a clean rag.
Mix two tablespoons of cornstarch with one gallon of warm water in a bucket.
Add one half cup of ammonia and one half cup of white vinegar to the cornstarch and water.
Mix the ingredients thoroughly until they have dissolved into the water.
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.
Add one half cup of baking soda to one gallon of warm water in a bucket.
Add one half cup of white vinegar to the mixture, as well as one cup of ammonia.
Use a mixing stick to mix the ingredients thoroughly.
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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