Avoiding Fuel Drool Page 3

Maintenance Q & A — July 2003
By Capt. Ken Kreisler

Avoiding Fuel Drool
PMY Tries... Serious Shine

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I’m a clean freak, no doubt about it. Give me a deck brush, a five-gallon bucket of suds, and a radio blaring NPR, and I’ll make a grubby boat spotless in a happy hurry. Good cleaning products help, of course, and I’ve just found another I like—Yacht Brite’s Serious Shine. Billed as a cleaner and a polish, it satisfied me on both scores, although I found it worked best when I removed any serious dirt prior to application. Also, while the product adds a UV-protective, water-repellant sheen to fiberglass (in much the same way Rain-Ex does, I’d say), it doesn’t remove oxidation haze and buildup typical of older fiberglass, so compound first for the best results. One caveat: Don’t use it on surfaces you’ll be walking or standing on later; the lovely look Serious Shine imparts is pretty slippery.—Capt. Bill Pike

Yacht Brite Products Phone: (800) 643-2316. www.yachtbrite.com.

Need help with a maintenance problem? Write to Maintenance Q & A, Power & Motoryacht, 260 Madison Ave., 8th Fl., New York, NY 10016. Fax: (917) 256-2282. e-mail: ken_kreisler@primediamags.com. No phone calls, please.

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This article originally appeared in the June 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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