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Old 28 December 2013, 07:15   #1
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Cleaning Air deck

I've just acquired a Bombard 380 Aerotec and it needs a good clean up.
After spending over an hour on the floor and using over half a bottle of Fairy power spray I've managed to get a small section half clean.



The trouble is that the rest of it looks like this;




Any suggestions for cheaper or easier cleaning options?

Also what's the best paint for the Transom?
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Old 28 December 2013, 08:50   #2
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The texture of the air floor means that scrubbing isn't very effective, but a pressure washer works pretty well.
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I'd just use some general detergent, an old fashioned scrubbing brush and a gentle abrasive, maybe sugar soap or even granulated sugar sprinkled on top.
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Looks like I'll have to dig out the pressure washer, and if that doesn't work I'll keep on scrubbing.
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Looks like I'll have to dig out the pressure washer, and if that doesn't work I'll keep on scrubbing.
Cif will get it off.
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Get some magic sponges off ebay they are cheap and don't last to long doing the air deck but they really do get the dirt out of the textured surface.

I used about 12 cleaning my whole bombard with a bottle of rib shine made the boat look like new.

They don't look or feel like they will do the job but they are bloody brilliant also great for removing stains off paint and other hard surfaces.

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Cleaning Air Deck

Pressure washer's can be too powerful,
I met someone last year with a aerotec 380, It had 2 big patches on floor,
The pressure washer blew holes in it.
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Pressure washer's can be too powerful,
I met someone last year with a aerotec 380, It had 2 big patches on floor,
The pressure washer blew holes in it.
Wish you'd posted that earlier;





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Might be a bit late but I used the wife's washing up powder for doing my Honwave, the granules of the powder got into the textured surface a treat.
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Wish you'd posted that earlier; Not a happy chappy.
Bugger. Looks like I need to amend my advice to either use a crappy jet wash or go very carefully. I had no idea that a pressure washer would do that sort if damage, it's worked really well for me. Sorry!
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