AquaTrac should be handled only with clean hands. Oil, grease or dirt may leave permanent imprints on the surface. Whenever possible, keep the platform covered when the boat is not in use. It should be stored dry.
Scoop or scrape up as much of the spill as possible, followed by a thorough blotting of the remaining spotting with a dry, clean cloth. If cloth is not available, paper towels are an acceptable substitute.
Non-oil Based Stains
Create a detergent solution by adding 1/4” teaspoon of liquid dish detergent to one (1) cup of warm water. Apply the solution to the affected area (do not scrub) and blot with a dry, clean cloth. Repeat the process until the stain stops transferring to the cloth. If the stain still appears on the platform, apply the solution to the area and allow it to stand for 2-5 (two-to-five) minutes. Then rinse with clear, clean water.
Apply naphtha-based (hydrocarbon petroleum) solvent or mineral spirits to the affected area and follow the instructions on the solvent container. Use care when using such solvent cleaners as there may be health matters to consider when using these solvents. Always work from the outside into the center of the stain. Do not scrub!
If stains still appear, the surface may be restored by lightly sanding the area with a drywall sponge with 240-360 grit. The sanded area will probably appear slightly lighter than the rest of the platform but should blend into the overall color in time.
Fiberglass Swim Platform
The fiberglass swim platform requires the same kind of regular—and gentle—cleaning that the rest of the boat needs. After cleaning off any environmental debris, wash with mild soap and warm water. Avoid the use of ArmorAll or similar types of rubber-shine products as these will speed the decay of the rubber rather than protect it.