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    Cleaning and maintaining gatorstep

    Curious on what everyone has been using to clean and maintain their gatorstep?


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    Ultra Deck which is another company that does the foam decking had a picture on their IG using this with a brush: https://www.meangreendegreaser.com/p...uper-strength/

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    I use Totally Awesome heavily with a brush then suck it all up with a wet/dry vac. Seems to work well.

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    https://scwake.com/keep-seadek-clean...ke-boat-juice/

    I think a brush is key. But the SCwake stuff does work really well, I use it.
    Whether good old simple green or Totally Awesome would work just as well merits investigation. But nothing will work so well without a brush and some elbow grease.
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    I've been following this thread as I have been wondering the same thing. Larry, does it matter what kind of brush in your opinion?

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    I might have to try some of that cleaner!
    I ended up using the RAD clean all from hula boat care as it said it was good to use on Eva foam surfaces. I sprayed a lot on the soak it well then used a brush to scrub and wiped off with a towel. Seemed to work well


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    Quote Originally Posted by D&P Powell View Post
    I've been following this thread as I have been wondering the same thing. Larry, does it matter what kind of brush in your opinion?
    I don't think so, but I have not tried a wide variety of brushes. Obviously, if you attack with one of those BBQ grill brushes, it will be too harsh, so something soft is good.

    I should also say, that I only clean the foam when I have a water supply. It seems that for it to work best, you have to be able to rinse it off. So I do it in the driveway with the hose, or at the lake with a bucket of water and let it go down into the bilge.
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