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Quick Tip for Easily Cleaning Your Kayak

By Joshua Taylor January 23, 2019

No one 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

  1. Wash down the Kayak with a hose to remove any clinging debris.
  2. Get a bucket of water and toss in a couple of cap fulls of your soap.
  3. Scrub down the kayak with your soap and sponge.
  4. 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:

  • Bucket
  • Water/hose
  • 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:

Tips for cleaning kayak

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.
  • Rinse

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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