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Best Cleaning Materials for Pontoons, Decking and Seats

I have a 2004 Sweetwater with a 50HP Yamaha.   Even since the first day, I have had zero problems and have enjoyed the boat.
My boat is a 2019RE.  We keep it in Candlewood Lake (fresh water)

Over the years dirt begins to build up:

1.  Pontoons get real dirty and black
2.  Sides of the boat get dirty and streak marks
3.  The rug where water drips from the seat covers are always black
4.  Seats loose the shine and get dirty. 

What are the best ways to clean each of those and are there recommended products to help preserve them?


  • barlowmibarlowmi Posts: 2Member
    Mr. Clean Magic erasers do wonders on the boat. Just be careful using on vinyl and make sure you use a protectant after cleanings to keep the vinyl from drying and cracking. Simple green also works well to clean just about everything. The pontoons I wipe down but also have acid washed/ brightened each season when I winterize and it keeps my boat looking great.
  • michaelbertodattimichaelbertodatti Posts: 5Member
    go to they have great cleaners for the pontoons and seats
  • jdwillisjdwillis Posts: 2Member
    [link=][/link] for cleaning and care of the seats & vinyl best I have found.
    [link=][/link] by dura gloss ill clean th pontoon to look like new with no effort. Just follow the directions works great.
  • tater991tater991 Posts: 1Member ✭✭

    303 Protectant is great for the seats!  I get it off Ebay

  • csteedcsteed Posts: 2Member
    I used to use the toon brite product but have had great success with aluminum rim cleaner on the pontoons. Power wash first and then spray on. Pontoons look brand new and much cheaper solution. I also use Murphy's liquid soap in a bucket of water to wash the boat down (cushions, walls, etc.). Works great.
  • Capt_SteveCapt_Steve Posts: 164Member admin
    tater991 said:

    303 Protectant is great for the seats!  I get it off Ebay

    This is actually the cleaner recommended by the vinyl manufacturer!
  • dodgerdodger Posts: 12Member ✭✭
    It would be Aerospace 303 Protectant and it is great for furniture, bimini, plastic anything, and cover.  Use it every couple of months and the furniture will look like new forever. The cover and bimini at the beginning of each season.

    The carpet, we use the power washer.  If it is mold there are cleaning products that you can pretreat those spots first.  Lower the front of the boat, wet a small amount ahead, then pour a small amount of general cleaner, Awsome cleaner comes to mind, let sit a few minutes, then spray, keep working ahead until the bubbles disappear, then move forward again, working to the front of the boat.  Add a little more cleaning solution if bubbles are gone.
  • Capt_SteveCapt_Steve Posts: 164Member admin
    Here's the cleaning guide from the vinyl manufacturer...
  • dodgerdodger Posts: 12Member ✭✭
    Guess our dealer told us right!  No harsh cleaners.  Thanks Capt Steve.
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