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I have tried "Goo be gone", and a car wash soap. They got rid of some of the scuffs, but they're still visible. Has anyone found a product that works well on these scuff marks on a fiberglass boat?


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As a car enthusiast, I have alot of time spent behind a buffer!

I would reccomend a heavy cut cleaner like Meguiars #1, and a high speed rotary buffer - if the scratch is in the gel coat, you can wet sand it flat and buff back to a high gloss shine - beware though - if you only buff part of the boat the repair will stand out like a sore thumb.


I would reccomend getting the boat out on the water and crashing into the dock a few hundred more times, eventually the orignal marks will become invisible like my boat :wink:
 

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Acetone works really well but it does remove all wax and polishes so you'll need to reapply them. Another trick are the "magic erasers" from the cleaning section of the grocery store. I think they are made by Mr. clean? Also, 3M makes a good "deck cleaner" that is pretty effective for general overall cleaning. It gets up lots of ground in dirt etc. Good luck.
 

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I use a product called "Lift Off". I've only found it in Ace Hardware. It comes in a white spray bottle and there are two versions -- one for water soluble stains (food type or biological stains like blood) and one for non-water soluble stains like oil and grease. Just a little sprayed on with a rag and it will lift the white scuff marks from dock bumpers. Use it in a well ventilated area, though -- the vapors are pretty tough!
 

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I wouldn't take acetone to a fiberglass boat. Acetone damages the resin. Lacquer thinner would be a better option.

But..........Any good cleaner wax like 3M or Starbright should do the job. I've used Starbright non skid cleaner with good results, too.
 

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I wouldn't take acetone to a fiberglass boat. Acetone damages the resin. Lacquer thinner would be a better option.

But..........Any good cleaner wax like 3M or Starbright should do the job. I've used Starbright non skid cleaner with good results, too.
Cured fiberglass resin (polyester) is not effected by acetone. Acetone is used for cleanup in the laying up process but once it's cured acetone wont do a thing.
 

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Cured fiberglass resin (polyester) is not effected by acetone. Acetone is used for cleanup in the laying up process but once it's cured acetone wont do a thing.
You're probably right. I was just going by what the guys told me at the SeaSport factory told me when I bought my boat. They said I could use lacquer thinner to my heart's content, tho. I really don't see any need to use acetone, anyway.
 
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