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Aurora Products Safe to Use on Painted Surfaces

  Skipper

Question:

Rick Milner has submitted the following:

Aurora Boat Clean Plus, Boat Scrub, Premium Boat Shine & Sure Step, can these products safely be used on painted fiberglass hulls and decks?

Answer:

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Boat Clean Plus is safe to use on all surfaces and is an excellent cleaner for boat paints which are two part polyurethanes.

Boat Scrub should be used with care and only applied with a damp sponge or soft brush on textured surfaces. Boat Scrub can sometimes be used to remove stains or scuff marks that can not be removed by any other safe means. Care should be taken on new paint as it can scuff the surface if used too aggressively, but this can be the trade off necessary to remove a bad scuff mark.

Boat Scrub is recommended for cleaning non-skid deck surfaces prior to the application of Sure Step. In that case pre-wash the deck with a 1:4 solution of Boat Clean Plus and water and while still wet, pour on some Boat Scrub and continue scrubbing with a mild to medium bristled deck brush. Rinse clean and let dry prior to applying the protector.

Premium Boat Shine is synthetic and will not harm painted surfaces like wax will.

Sure Step is recommended for painted decks, both non-skid and smooth. In addition to protecting the surface from UV chalking, dirt and stains it adds a degree of safety because of the increased grip, especially when the decks are wet.

Another excellent product for painted boats; hulls and superstructure, is Kwik Shine. It is a combination cleaner, deoxidizer and protective polish, with exceptional shine. It will remove many stains, grime and dirt, bug splatter, bird droppings, light oxidation and salt deposits while leaving a beautiful protective shine. It’s a favorite amongst boat owners with painted hulls.

Thanks for your question

Captain Aurora

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