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What are the best ways to get blood, mud and fish guts stains out of the textured, non skid surfaces.  Thanks


  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 15,838 AG
    1200 psi pressure washer.   that or elbow grease and a brush with some soap. 

    I used the pressure washer on my boat but it was an older boat, if yours is new you might not want to.   Maybe call up someone who does boat detailing and try to pick his brain a little.  
    You can't pet a dead dog back to life 
  • bswivbswiv Posts: 8,167 Admiral
    Greased Lightening has done a good job of removing blood for us. Don't mix with other stuff though......just to be safe. 
  • Sea SnakeSea Snake Posts: 5,536 Admiral
    Best bet is to wash down the blood and guts as soon as possible......it's much easier to keep clean that way....

    I'm always using the wash down......

    Blood and guts have a way of sticking once sun-dried !!!
  • PangamanPangaman Posts: 911 Officer
    What sea snake says, and I put a little bleach in my soapy water every few times out. Scrub the deck with that and it will look nice and bright and clean. Some say the bleach is hard on the gelcoat, but my boat is a 2001, don't think I am going to hurt it.
  • DoradoDreaminDoradoDreamin Posts: 2,105 Captain
    I always use a little bleach in the soapy water when cleaning the boat but there is some stuff you can buy at West Marine that is made exactly for this.  Can't remember the name off hand but it worked really well to get some of my older more permanent floor stains out.  Will try to check the bottle tonight.
  • StayinLazyStayinLazy Posts: 470 Deckhand
    @Valhalla01  Check out some stuff at West Marine called FSR...Fiberglass Stain Remover.  Might be what @DoradoDreamin is talking about.  It works great for blood, guts, leaves...pretty much anything that stains.
  • GuanagatorGuanagator MayportPosts: 462 Deckhand
    The FSR gel spray works great for dried stains.
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  • tmantman Posts: 178 Deckhand
    Toilet bowl cleaner is also good to use for those small leaf stains.
  • Valhalla01Valhalla01 North Florida Posts: 20 Deckhand
  • GrumpyDavidGrumpyDavid JacksonvillePosts: 48 Greenhorn
    I use pressure washer on the stubborn stuff, avoiding joints. Then spray with mild bleach solution. Rinse and it shines.  I polish with cleaner polisher once a quarter to smooth sides. (not molded in non skid or walking surfaces)
  • acme54321acme54321 Posts: 352 Deckhand
    FWIW a lot of the stain remover products are just bleach and lye, aka Tilex.  It's cheap and works wonders.  I  spray it on and let it sit until the stain is gone (a few minutes) then rinse and wash with soap.  Or just letting the thing bake in the sun for a day usually works pretty well too.
    After killing a gator in my boat (several times) and a massive amount of blood (think crime scene) everywhere.  I pressure wash as soon as possible, then mop/spray on "Hull Cleaner" by Starbright (contains mild acid, etc), then pressure wash again, then wash with Rain Dance soap/wax to leave a wax that the cleaner removed. 
  • ccriderccrider Posts: 578 Officer
    I just got some hull cleaner made by Star-Brite that is made specifically for that, it's pretty amazing I barely had to scrub or wipe at all and my boat was a mess from recent Keys trip. Just spay on your deck let it sit and spray off with hose and spray gun. I will try to post a pic of the bottle tomorrow 
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