DIY inflatable boat cleaner?

contessaman

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So....

Given that I'm the kind of guy who buys a two quid tub of oxalic acid to clean my waterline rather than the 25 quid tub of blue goo with oxalic acid in it that the chandlers sell,

What do I use to clean my bombard PVC inflatable dinghy?

The starbrite liquid money inflatable boat cleaner on offer in the swindlers must surely have a cheaper alternative?

I'm all ears......
 

Monique

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I use acetone on fenders. No suggestion about dinghy as its new and has not been cleaned yet...
 

GrahamM376

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Polymarine cleaner works very well but so does one of unbranded cheap shower cleaners. Acetone OK very occasionally for stubborn marks but will make the pvc brittle over time with regular use by degrading plasticiser.
 

vyv_cox

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Cream cleaner is excellent for almost everything. We use it for the dinghy and for all our stainless steel. Some version of it is available from almost any supermarket.
 

contessaman

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thanks folks.... will try some Jif.

Similar theme, different question.... removing old glue from davit patches that have been removed?

heat? something to dissolve it? cheers
 

lw395

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thanks folks.... will try some Jif.

Similar theme, different question.... removing old glue from davit patches that have been removed?

heat? something to dissolve it? cheers
Stick some patches of non-slip fabric over the top to tidy it up?
 

FullCircle

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I mixed Cillit Bang with Cream Cleaner from Tesco's value range to clean my Walker Bay tubes, using a stiff srubbing brush. Got almost all the staining off with little effort.
 
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