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Restore an inflatable kayak
Sandra Carr asked:We have a 5 year old nrs maverik inflatable kayak.  It has lots of white oxidation and gunk build up on it.  What is the best way to remove this?  It is a blue pennel-orca fabric. It needs some restoring.  Also is there somewhere where I can purchase in a store.Answer:Use Speed Clean with a Marine Power Mitt to restore the fabric and Poly Guard to protect it. If you leave it in the water for any period of time or just want to improve the performance by increasing the glide per stroke and reducing paddle fatigue, apply Repelin to the bottom, over the Poly Guard. It's proven to resist the attachment of fouling, dirt and salt and give you a slick surface to improve the performance. These products are available in a kit or individually. All of our dealers are located in the find a dealer section of our Website. If there is no one close to you that stocks these products, you can order on-line and we will ship your products right to your door, by courier. Thanks for your question. Captain AuroraRichard Kittar
Restore your RIB

Clinton Momberg asked:

My RIB has been standing in storage for close on 4 years. The mildew stains are overwhelming.Could I use the Inflatable boat spray & Speed Clean with a Marine Power Mitt over and over to restore the PVC or would this cause damage to the PVC and adhesive?

Answer: You probably have mold, not mildew, on the tube. Mildew only grows on plants. Our products made for inflatables are completely safe to use on all inflatable boats and RIB's. Before you damage the PVC and adhesives with any of our products designed for inflatables, I'm sure that your arms would fall off. The problem is that if mold stains are left on too long, they penetrate into the fabric and become indelible. Cleaners will only remove the surface mold. Any chemical strong enough to remove the stains, or bleach them out, will also destroy your PVC. If you decide to try, wash it first with Inflatable Boat Cleaner and then scrub it with Speed Clean. Do not apply Poly Guard just yet. Put it out into the sun for a few weeks to let the sun do the bleaching. This may lighten the stains for you. After a couple of weeks, you can repeat the process to see if there is any improvement. When you get your inflatable as clean as possible, then apply Poly Guard to protect the tube from further damage.

Thanks for your question,

Captain Aurora

Richard Kittar

Can I clean my vinyl windows with Boat Scrub and Boat Clean Plus?

Dave Wittmann asked:

Is it ok to use a 50/50 mix of Boat Scrub and Boat Cleaner Plus on the clear plastic part of my bimini cover? Or, is there another Aurora product you recommend?

Thanks very much!

Answer:

DO NOT USE BOAT SCRUB ON YOUR CLEAR VINYL WINDOWS!  Use Clear View. It's a 2 part kit made especially for cleaning, restoring and protecting these windows. Boat Clean Plus is OK for washing.

Here's a link to our YouTube video showing you how to do it. Click Here to See how to clean, restore and protect your vinyl windows!

Thanks for your question:

Captain Aurora

Richard Kittar