Fenders - sorry for asking again

mjf

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My white unsocked jobs are looking a bit grey after 2 years of sitting close by the M27.

I have been using this formula 1 (truck side curtain) cleaner which until now has kept things roughly in shape.

What do the esteemed panel members offer as better alternatives to restore them back to new please?
 

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I accidentaly spilled some GRP polish on a white fender recently and as i wiped it off it came up like new. Do not know if this would effect them long term but it may be worth a try
 

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Is this truck curtain cleaner any good on covers? Mine used to be white but it's turning a kind of mucky streaky greyish colour.
 

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Re: Fenders - rich git option

throw them away or use them for winter, and buy new ones. Do the same for the mooring lines. Otherwise i can tell exactly how ancient your boat is by the knackeredness of the fenders and lines/warps. Even if somebody has cleaned the teak or the grp...
 

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Re: Fenders sox advice from tightwad

ah, now, see if you get fender sox, then they genrally pick up clag, and rub rub away at the hull. So ESPECIALLY for blue hull i wd not advise. Much better to chuck old fenders, get new ones, and no sox hence no nasty brusies. Fender sox mustve been invented by some nerkish knitting-frenzy person, or probably their old grandma who could only do outsized sleeves....
 

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Re: Fenders sox advice from tightwad

Cant say that I was impressed by fender socks last time I tried them.

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I used Polymarine inflatable boat cleaner for the first time , spray it on , leave for a minute scrub and hose off . excellent on my white dinghy and fenders.
definitely reccomend it Polymarine tel 01492 583 322
 

mjf

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Re: Fenders - sorry for asking again

Thanks trev, now I recall that you mentioned this before.

Will have a go at the dirtiest at the w/e and see what it does - good idea applying some polish or whatever afterwards
 

gonfishing

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Re: Fenders sox advice from tightwad

Ah now. You don't have to get scuffed sides, 3M produce a clear film that you can stick on where your fenders rub, this clear film can hardly be seen is extremely tough(it's used for coating helicopter blades to stop them wearing ) So you can have the fender socks without the scratching!!!

Julian
 

itsonlymoney

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Try some starbrite canopy cleaner. Or just get a pressure washer on em. Starbrite stuffs about 6 quid from aquatics or try some of mine as a test first.
Ian
 
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