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removing scuff marks

I almost stopped in WM to find some goo to clean my deck when I thought I'd consult sailnet first.

We have some dark shoe scuff marks on deck, is there a good product to use to get it off?

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Try Magic Eraser, it works well, like magic.
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SprayNine is amazing however it will remove wax if left on too long. Make sure to use the Marine version as it is better for the environment.
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Scuff marks are a pain in the ass, but really not that hard to clean.
Any good deck soap/wash should work.
We like to use Roll-off as our general cleaner.
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Magic eraser, SoftScrub or BonAmi if you have to. I don't like using abrasives of any kind on gelcoat or paint, but those two are particularly gentle and say right on the label that they are safe on fiberglass and plastics.
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I've had good luck with a product called RollOff
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RollOff is outstanding.

On a side note, I found a great way to remove rust marks from fiberglass, that you guys may or may not be aware of: toilet bowl cleaner, like that Toilet Duck stuff. Don't let it get on any of your exposed metal, or stanchions or anything, but it nukes rust really well.
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I've used a medium duty fiberglass rubbing compound to get those stubborn marks off the gelcoat. Works on diesel exhaust and dock bumper stains as well. This of course, not unlike most scuff removal remedies, is followed up with a quick rub of wax and polish to match existing. I keep the trio of bottles in a plastic tote with buffing rags - for quick retrieval.

This assumes your boat has been waxed & polished beforehand . . .
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I've used Acetone with good results.
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