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I have six, 8 x 20 fenders for my 26 foot Ranger. They are white, but desperatly need a good cleaning. They have normal scuffs and wearmarks, but are in good working condition. Is there a good cleaner out there that would "spruce" them up a bit, preventing me from buying new ones. I know there are covers out there, but I would rather try cleaning them up first.

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Try Spray-9 and a dobie pad. Rinse the fenders well when you are done.
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My wife uses the Magic Eraser to clean ours and they are always bright white.

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Another product that's worth while is "Greased Lightening" sold at Lowes and Home Depot. Once you've get the fenders clean, give them a good coat of wax. You can also make very inexpensive covers from old towels.

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What I use is a product called Star brite...I spray it on ...let it sit a few minutes and wipe and rinse. For the tough area's I use a scotch pad...works great. Attached is a pic of one half done....I hope
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If there PVC use clear priming fluid its also fantastic on my zodiac get it from any plumbing shop and its cheep
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What I use is a product called Star brite...I spray it on ...let it sit a few minutes and wipe and rinse. For the tough area's I use a scotch pad...works great. Attached is a pic of one half done....I hope
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Where can one get the Star brite product? It seems to clean pretty good...

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Sea ....I bought the product at a marina. But I think you can get it at hardware stores as well. I bought these fenders at garage sale and thought I would see if I could clean them, they cleaned up quite well.
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