Noone is ever really too enthused about cleaning their kayak after a long and hot day on the water, but I have recently discovered a new hand product that has helped me get the cleaning done with quickly and easily. Before we jump into the tip, I think we should spend a minute going through the typical process for cleaning your Kayak.
Normally Washing a Kayak
- Wash down the Kayak with a hose to remove any clinging debris.
- Get a bucket of water and toss in a couple of capfuls of your soap.
- Scrub down the kayak with your soap and sponge.
- Rinse the Kayak and let dry.
Now to get rid of stubborn stains from rust, bird droppings, etc. you can use a Fiberglass Stain Remover once the kayak dries.
If you want to apply a wax do so with your terry cloth in small circular motions. Make sure to apply it evenly.
Finish it off with a polish from your microfiber cloth. Use circular motions to remove the excess wax.
Supplies you will need:
- Sponge/Cloth - Terry (for waxing) and Microfiber
- Latex gloves (if using a FSR solution)
- Car/boat wash soap solution (more on this later)
- Cleaner Wax if wanted. A marine wax of your preference.
What I am now Using:
3D Bug Remover Concentrate! Now, this isn't an advertisement or anything, I just wanted to share this somewhat recent discovery with all of you out there.
This is an enzyme-based cleaner made to remove bugs and insects from rubber, chrome, metal, plastic, windows, etc. it turns out that it also does a fantastic job cleaning all of those guts and the grime right off your kayak. I've found that it's safe on most surfaces when used as directed.
- Simply spray the cleaner on the kayak.
- Allow it to soak for two minutes.
If you encounter a stubborn stain, you can use a medium bristle brush break down the dirt in the area which usually does the job just fine.
I now have an old town Predator 13, and it still looks like the day I purchased it!
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