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Old 05-03-2007, 03:14 PM
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What to clean/polish Aluminum pontoons?

Hi guys,

I have a pontoon boat that has a lot of stains on the pontoons. I would like to really clean/shine it up.

Does anyone have any sugggestions?

p.s. It's an old pontoon boat so spending the least amount of money on this is a key requirement.

thanks,
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Old 05-03-2007, 04:31 PM
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Hi guys,

I have a pontoon boat that has a lot of stains on the pontoons. I would like to really clean/shine it up.

Does anyone have any sugggestions?

p.s. It's an old pontoon boat so spending the least amount of money on this is a key requirement.

thanks,
beatle78

Tarnite is the best I've found, but anything that big, use a buffer too, about $4.25 a can, how many can will you need, I dunno! Ace Hardware carries it or can order it!
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Old 05-03-2007, 05:20 PM
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Not sure if this is the spelling..it is a product that you can buy at the store...KleanKing. Works really well.
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Old 05-03-2007, 05:22 PM
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I thought StarBrite had a product called ToonBrite but I cant seem to find on their website. Harold?
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Old 05-03-2007, 05:38 PM
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Old 05-04-2007, 04:05 PM
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I would think starting with a scotchbrite pad or wetsanding might be a good start. Then polish it out with rubbing compound and then seal it with a topcoat sealer of some type.

Just my $.02
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Old 05-04-2007, 04:45 PM
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[quote=wakescene]I would think starting with a scotchbrite pad or wetsanding might be a good start. Then polish it out with rubbing compound and then seal it with a topcoat sealer of some type.

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Old 05-07-2007, 02:34 PM
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TMCNo1....What was the point of that little jab? My first sentence explains a solution that is cheaper and more effective then ANY suggestion so far...including yours! A scotchbrite pad can be bought at nearly any supermarket in the country for less then $2.00 for multiple pads, and it cleans up aluminum, stainless steel, porcelean and other hardware very quickly and easily.

Heck instead of the scotchbrite pad, why not a bottle of Castrol Superclean and a stiff brush. I have yet to find a stain so stubborn that this product won't get it clean...and I have found gallon bottles for sale for less than $4.25.
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Old 05-07-2007, 02:39 PM
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KleenKing is cheap too and it really works..not to much elbow grease either. Try it...you'll like it!!
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:43 PM
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TMCNo1....What was the point of that little jab? My first sentence explains a solution that is cheaper and more effective then ANY suggestion so far...including yours! A scotchbrite pad can be bought at nearly any supermarket in the country for less then $2.00 for multiple pads, and it cleans up aluminum, stainless steel, porcelean and other hardware very quickly and easily.

Heck instead of the scotchbrite pad, why not a bottle of Castrol Superclean and a stiff brush. I have yet to find a stain so stubborn that this product won't get it clean...and I have found gallon bottles for sale for less than $4.25.

Wasn't a jab, just been there and done that and the results are the same with less $ and time, and effort, sorry if I offended you.
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