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Question staining

I have a three year old fiberglass production boat moored in Sydney. Where the smooth fiberglass meets the antiskid a stain has developed from water pooling (due to the drought our rain is dirty). I have tried scrubbing with deck wash and even a really mild acetone with no success. Any ideas on how best to remove
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Try this product

Hi Aussie sailor here boat moored in Middle Harbour You should try using a product obtainable in most supermarkets called 'Gumption' similar to Jiff great results using a damp rag and some 'elbow grease '
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Welcome brothers, Gumption is good, but the acetone is bad it can have the effect of softening the gel coat and ingraining the stain. Try a jiffy pad they go by different names they are dark green scourers about 1cm thick, soak in turps, wont hurt the gel coat and removes everything.
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Would this also work for a diesel stain ?
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Mr. Clean Magic Erasers work wonders on stained fiberglass..
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Welcome brothers, Gumption is good, but the acetone is bad it can have the effect of softening the gel coat and ingraining the stain. Try a jiffy pad they go by different names they are dark green scourers about 1cm thick, soak in turps, wont hurt the gel coat and removes everything.

Scotch Brite scooring pads, thats what thier called, sorry had a brain burp.
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I got my hands on some "Krazy Clean" and it works great for stains, have had pretty good luck with Soft Scrub as well. While we're talk'in stains...it seems the waterproofing I sprayed on my canvas appears to be staining the gel coat. Has anyone else had this experience with the waterproofing stuff, this happened to be the West Marine brand.





This on off stuff worked very well

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There are several products that are sort of a blue gell. The one we get here is called FSR but I have seen several different brands. You put it on, wait five minutes and it takes off EVERYTHING. Great product. Leaves the surface looking new.
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Hi

Hate to sound daft but just to make sure i am clear you can use an abrasive product like gumption on the shiny smooth fiberglass - New to this so just want to make sure!!!!

I assume a good polish after the event would get rid of scratching etc.

Thanks for your patience
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I dont know whats in Gumption but it is non scratching works on enamel and car paint may even be a soft polish with citrus, It works.
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