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If you are willing to apply some more elbow grease, here's a suggestion for tackling the stains from standing water on the cabin sole and in the bilge -- Oxyclean (the granular kind, not the liquid). It won't work on rust stains but it does pretty well with organic stains like dirt, mold, leaves, and such.
Pour some of the Oxyclean granules into a dry bucket, dampen the bristles of a scrub brush, push the the brush into oxyclean then start scrubbing the stains. Scrub it, let it sit 5 - 10 minutes, scrub again, rinse, and dry. The Oxyclean doesn't just break down the organic stains, it also acts as a mild abrasive so it is a lot like cleaning with Bon Ami.
I've never tried this technique with a power scrubber
, I expect it would damage the finish. OTOH, that may be just the ticket in the bilge where you probably intend to paint anyway.
T. P. Donnelly
S/V Tranquility Base
1984 Islander 30 Bahama
Last edited by dacap06; 01-27-2012 at 08:36 AM.