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Removing Black Marks From The Rub Rail


Dave Miller asked:

I have tried Black Out and other cleaners w/o success in getting out the black marks on my rub rail around the boat……any suggestions?


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Hi Dave,

I think I’ll let our customers answer your question. Sometimes they can do it so much better:

“In the past, I’ve cleaned my rub rails with acetone but was warned that this would make the vinyl sticky.
In the interests of being safer than sorry (I do NOT want to have to replace that rub rail that’s embedded in the deck/hull joint) last year I did the ‘Aurora Boat Clean Plus / Boat Scrub‘ thing and found it to actually be faster and easier than wiping with solvents.
As I recall, at the time I was gushing about it and was pulling people over to come look at my rub rail.

Yesterday I used Boat Clean Plus and Boat Scrub on:

  1. my filthy vinyl rub rail
  2. scuff marks on the hull and
  3. an ugly streak of rust down my topsides where something had gone into my deck drain and rusted away inside the hose, letting the rust dribble out the drain and leave an ugly stain.

This stuff is incredible!
My vinyl rub rail had serious black scuff marks from the boatyard scaffolding I used during my last haul. It had two layers of masking tape gunk from leaving the tape on too long in the sun when varnishing my toe rails. It was yellowed by UV. Your stuff cleaned it up in less time than it took me to adjust my dock lines to pull the next section within reach.
The rust streak down my topsides took about twice as long to erase. That would be less than a minute!

I might just quit my job and spend the rest of my life walking docks with a bottle of Boat Clean Plus and Boat Scrub. (Okay, probably not.)” – Wally B

Thanks for your question

Captain Aurora
Richard Kittar

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