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Boat Maintenance, Repair, Building & Safety

Boat Cleaning & Maintenance

Before attempting any type of repair work or restoration, effective boat cleaning is a crucial first step to achieve the best result.

3M has developed a wide range of dedicated marine products to recondition and maintain your boat. To provide optimal results use with appropriate 3M accessories.

General Cleaning

Begin by using a boat soap and water. Using household soap could harm the boat surface causing the finish to become quickly oxidised. The suggested cleaning accessory is the 3M™ Doodlebug™ system.

The Doodlebug system ranges from the White Cleaning Pad designed for delicate surfaces and light cleaning jobs to the heavy duty Brown Scrub 'n Strip Pad for tough cleaning and stripping jobs, the 3M™ Doodlebug™ Cleaning system offers an efficient, durable, and versatile cleaning system.

Suggested Product: 3M™ Dooblebug™ Cleaning system

Cleaning the hull and deck

Once washed further work may be required on the hull to remove tough residues such as algae and grime as well as stains from gelcoat, metal, paint and fibreglass on the waterline.

3M™ Scotch-Brite™ scrubs and pads are perfect for providing ultra fine finish work as well as cleaning. 3M Scotch-Brite scrubs are available in three grades for a variety of cleaning tasks.

Suggested Product: 3M™ Marine Fibreglass Cleaner and Wax/ 3M™ Marine Fibreglass Restorer and wax with Scotch-Brite™ scrubs

Glass cleaning

Glass cleaner is an easy to use, quick acting, non-streaking aerosol glass cleaner. Excellent for glass application, this product is also effective on plastic, chrome or metal.

Suggested Product: 3M™ Glass Cleaner

Choosing the Right Cloth

Bi-component microfibers and knit construction cloths provide excellent dust , water and oil pick up. Such high performance cloths remove solvents, dust and abrasive residues, waxes and fingerprints, leaving a truly clean surface.

Suggested Product: Scotch Brite™ High Performance Cloth, 2010

For more information and advice on boat cleaning contact us.