Cleaning Fenders

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Cleaning Fenders

Post by Dances With Otters » October 26th, 2017, 5:07 pm

I was wondering if anyone knew of a really good way to clean fenders?
They seem to be susceptible to oxidation.


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Re: Cleaning Fenders

Post by nimue » October 26th, 2017, 5:28 pm

You can use a bit of jiff on them, works well, otherwise, a little bit of thinners on a rag does a nice job too

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Re: Cleaning Fenders

Post by Dances With Otters » October 26th, 2017, 6:03 pm

Do you mean CIF formerly known as Jif?
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Re: Cleaning Fenders

Post by Dances With Otters » October 26th, 2017, 6:10 pm

Good idea that with a scotch pad
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Re: Cleaning Fenders

Post by nimue » October 27th, 2017, 10:21 am

Jiff,.. showing my age, its been called that for as long as I remember. When I lived abroad the same stuff was called Ciff.

Anyway, works a treat, quite good at cleaning much off decks and along the waterline too.

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Re: Cleaning Fenders

Post by Terry » October 29th, 2017, 1:22 am

Wipe them down well with white spirit then immediately dry them off with a cigarette lighter. Bye-bye, oxidation problems.
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Re: Cleaning Fenders

Post by Waylander » November 26th, 2017, 10:12 pm

Cillit bang and a non scratch scouring pad works for me. Although black fenders don't oxidise as much as blue ones do. Fender socks protect the fenders but no so good on the hull when grit from the rain splashing on the staithes gets into the cloth and abrades your hull! I remember when you could use tyres to protect your hull! They don't fade much! Course they ain't the right image for the Broads! Sometimes being at sea is much easier!!!
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