That sticky gunk on fenders and power cords - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Chat  
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-23-2009
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
LeftWinded is on a distinguished road
That sticky gunk on fenders and power cords

Ok, so what is the best way to get that sticky gunk off? I tried a bio-degrad. cleaner with no luck. This nasty fender is gumming up the hull. My shore power cord is marking up my deck. I don't want to use gasoline for fear of damage to the rubber. Other ideas?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 07-23-2009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 103
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 6
lshick is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Skype™ to lshick
Brush cleaner.
__________________
Larry Shick
V42-148 "Moira"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 07-23-2009
artbyjody's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bellingham, PNW
Posts: 3,146
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
artbyjody is just really nice artbyjody is just really nice artbyjody is just really nice artbyjody is just really nice
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeftWinded View Post
Ok, so what is the best way to get that sticky gunk off? I tried a bio-degrad. cleaner with no luck. This nasty fender is gumming up the hull. My shore power cord is marking up my deck. I don't want to use gasoline for fear of damage to the rubber. Other ideas?
The same stuff used for wheel cleaners works here - Simple Green, will work well.
__________________
-- Jody

S/V "
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
" -
1983, Barberis Show 38! or
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.







Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 07-23-2009
poopdeckpappy's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 5,939
Thanks: 25
Thanked 41 Times in 35 Posts
Rep Power: 10
poopdeckpappy has a spectacular aura about poopdeckpappy has a spectacular aura about
Zip sleeve around the SP then velcro strap it to lifeline or stanchions

Fender covers for the fenders
__________________
1978 Tayana 37
1955 Blanchard 51 Custom ( I got a woody )
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 07-23-2009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,192
Thanks: 50
Thanked 38 Times in 37 Posts
Rep Power: 14
knothead has a spectacular aura about knothead has a spectacular aura about knothead has a spectacular aura about
I have discovered one, and only one long term solution to this problem.
After trying many different solvents, cleaners and abrasives with limited success, I tried a rather radical approach. Using a heat gun, I carefully applied heat to the surface of a discarded, sticky blue fender until the plastic actually melted slightly and turned glossy. After cooling, the fender felt, though didn't look like new.
That seemed to do the trick. Today, months later, the fender is not sticky. The surface of the plastic seems to have been restored to it's original consistency.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 07-23-2009
midnightsailor's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Southold, NY
Posts: 207
Thanks: 14
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
midnightsailor is on a distinguished road
I have also had good success with paint brush cleaner. This tip was courtesy of Bruce Bingham, designer of the "FLICKA".
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 07-23-2009
Maine Sail's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maine Coast
Posts: 5,654
Thanks: 15
Thanked 163 Times in 128 Posts
Rep Power: 16
Maine Sail is just really nice Maine Sail is just really nice Maine Sail is just really nice Maine Sail is just really nice
Magic Erasers

For lifelines & power cords and fenders nothing I have found beats a damp Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. If you've yet to try Magic Erasers you really don't know what you're missing, these things ROCK!!
__________________
______
-Maine Sail / CS-36T


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




© Images In Posts Property of Compass Marine Inc.


Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 07-24-2009
poopdeckpappy's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 5,939
Thanks: 25
Thanked 41 Times in 35 Posts
Rep Power: 10
poopdeckpappy has a spectacular aura about poopdeckpappy has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by poopdeckpappy View Post
Zip sleeve around the SP then velcro strap it to lifeline or stanchions

Fender covers for the fenders
90 bucks and problem solved
__________________
1978 Tayana 37
1955 Blanchard 51 Custom ( I got a woody )
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 07-24-2009
CaptainForce's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: living aboard since 1972
Posts: 1,712
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 10
CaptainForce will become famous soon enough
I wanted to save a pair of sticky fenders so I bought a XXXL pair of sweat pants and cut off the legs. Each leg slipped over a fender and tied at each end.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 07-24-2009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Milton, DE
Posts: 592
Thanks: 2
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Flybyknight is on a distinguished road
The plasticizer used in compounding vinyl products is DOP, or di-octyl-phthlate, and its derivatives.
That is the sticky stuff oozing out.
Wipe it off with anhydrous iso-propyl alcohol, found in auto parts stores and sold as a gasoline additive to remove water.
Dick
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:37 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.