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Just took my NauticStar 2110 out of a boatel, and getting ready to move it down to the Crystal Coast. I've stayed on top of cleaning but I would like to give it a nice detailing before I bring it down.

Any suggestions for products? I have some general deck staining, some mild oxidation in places on the chrome, some slight rust stains around a few of the cleats, and probably some mild mildew issues in a few compartments. Nothing really nasty. People have told me I keep it looking nice, but I would like to put a nice shine on her.

I went to WM and picked up Starbrite products: Instant Hull Cleaner, Non-Skid Deck Cleaner with PTEF, Vinyl Cleaner and Polish, and Premium One Step Heavy Duty Cleaner Wax.

Overkill? Need anything else? Anyone not happy with Starbrite products?
 

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Personally I like to use Bar Keepers Friend to clean the deck with. It's no more than $2 and found in the cleaning section at Wal Mart. For really tough stains I'll use The Works toilet bowl cleaner. I don't leave them on long and always rinse thoroughly with water. They work much better and are a lot cheaper than boat cleaning products. Also be sure to rinse off the trailer very well once finished with those products. For the hull itself I always start with a good wipe down with On/Off. Then I give the boat a good wash with soap and water and allow it to dry. Once dry I'll use a quality wax. I prefer 3m Cleaner and Wax. For the metal I like to use old fashioned Never Dull.
 

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Mr Clean Magic Erasers work well on stubborn spots too. I like the "bathroom scrubbing" ones they have more bite..
 
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Jamestown Distributors is one of my suppliers. If it goes on a boat, they got it. They have a large selection of cleaners as well as a huge library of how to videos online. They sell cleaning kits including the high speed buffer as well.
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Their paper edition catalog puts anything Sears Roebuck ever had to shame size wise. Several thousand pages of boat goodies and about 12 pounds.
 

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Thanks for the advice everyone! I will definitely check into Jamestown!
 

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Bass Boat saver is the only thing I use on my boat, it keeps it shiny and protected and works on all surfaces. Probably wouldnt want to use it on a fiberglass deck though as it would make it super slick when wet.

Captain Garys Marine products out of Dunn also makes a full line of boat cleaning products.
 
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