Inflatable Boat Cleaning..
I've seen a lot of different methods of cleaning on here and I would like to share some advice I picked up from a raft repairman that has been in the business for over 20 years and really knows his profession. First, harsh chemicals are a last resort!! MEK and Toulene are chemicals that will take the top coat off both hypalon and pvc, they will work, and are extremely effective, but use only as a last resort because if used to much they will pull your boat down to the fabric. The best thing to use for routine cleaning is mild soap and water, such as car wash soap or dish soap. For the old stained boat the best thing to use is citrus hand cleaner with pumice, found at most auto parts stores. It takes a lot of hard work to do the whole boat this way, but it is very effective and not as harmful to your materials as the harsh chemicals. It took about four hours to do my 20 foot rib this way, but it looks great. Just thought I'de share.
"Ribbed, for her pleasure"