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Old 07 March 2008, 10:48   #11
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I cleaned the mess of oil and grease off my transom the other day with some Jizer (degreasing stuff) and a scourer and considering I didn't put much elbow grease into it, it came up quite well.
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Old 07 March 2008, 17:14   #12
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Thanks Guys as I expected some great ideas and lots of people recommending products that are probably lethal. It would not be a RIBnet cleaning thread without
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To re-iterate what everyone else has said, try washing-up liquid first. I would try some diluted tfr as well - normally does the job for grease etc.

For staining pick up a polisher on ebay. I recommend the Silverline ones. Get some decent Farcia foam compounding heads, and some decent cutting compound - I use Aquabuff 2000. When compounding keep the surface wet by spraying water on with a plant sprayer - it makes it easier and you get a nicer finish. Follow this with some decent wax/polish with a softer polishing head. The results can be amazing.
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The outer face of my transom is actually very good the inner face is what is stained and this is not a glossy finish but rather a rougher finish so I don't think the ideas that involve using wet and dry etc will have as much affect.

I think I will start with the Jif and scourer idea and see where that gets me.

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sorry meant to start new thread, couldn't work out out how to delete post
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Just the sort of thing you'd expect from the Stig! Can't use public transport very well either.....Can you?
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Just to add to what Tim M has said, if you're using an electric polishing pad/compound and water, wear something like an old waterproof oversuit and goggles because splatter gets everywhere!
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spent some time today on the transom and can safely say that CIF and the scouring pad won by a mile.

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