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    Default Removing rubber skid mark from GRP

    If one, hypothetically speaking, made a bit of a cock-up of an approach to a pontoon and ended up with a skid mark from its rubber fendering on one's nice white GRP hull, how would one remove it? Soap and a sponge might get 80% off, hypothetically speaking, but the mark would still be there.

    <looks away, whistles innocently>
    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

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    Default Re: Removing rubber skid mark from GRP

    Surgical spirit* But any solvent is likely to remove your lovingly applied hull polish...


    *Rubbing alcohol, Origo stove fuel, gin will also serve.
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    Default Re: Removing rubber skid mark from GRP

    If you have one of those 'magic fender cleaning sponges', don't ask how I know.

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    Default Re: Removing rubber skid mark from GRP

    This is very good and will not go too hard on your topsides....
    https://www.ct1.com/our-products/multisolve/

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    Default Re: Removing rubber skid mark from GRP

    T cut...or Brasso...? 1600 wet and dry is very good, polished my stainless hob.

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    Default Re: Removing rubber skid mark from GRP

    Quote Originally Posted by JumbleDuck View Post
    If one, hypothetically speaking, made a bit of a cock-up of an approach to a pontoon and ended up with a skid mark from its rubber fendering on one's nice white GRP hull, how would one remove it? Soap and a sponge might get 80% off, hypothetically speaking, but the mark would still be there.

    <looks away, whistles innocently>
    WithCif original cream cleaner , or similar, but it is mildly abrasive so one would rewax the area afterwards

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    Default Re: Removing rubber skid mark from GRP

    Many thanks, all. I shall start with some solvents and move onto abrasives if I have to. I mean my friend will. Hypothetically speaking.
    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

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    Default Re: Removing rubber skid mark from GRP

    Various paint marks and scuffs that have appeared on our boat have simply been 'polished' with GRP polish. A few attempts admittedly but they do go in the end. If it's not too ingrained I guess?
    Ever hopeful that the new landfall will be as good as the last one.

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    Default Re: Removing rubber skid mark from GRP

    https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-G...ucts/281512356

    There are plenty of cheaper ones, these last so much longer, they're worth the extra.
    Steve
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    Default Re: Removing rubber skid mark from GRP

    Quote Originally Posted by JumbleDuck View Post
    Many thanks, all. I shall start with some solvents and move onto abrasives if I have to. I mean my friend will. Hypothetically speaking.
    I've recently discovered Silky Cream Cleaner.

    " Silky Cream Cleaner is a unique non-scratching, non-abrasive cream which effectively removes dirt and grime without damaging or interfering with PVC or plastic surfaces. "

    Is your 'friend' on Oban Transit Marina fingers, by any chance?

    Ash

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